Margot Saville,

Margot Saville

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Margot:

Independents: can they breathe life back into trust for politics and politicians?

Support for progressive independent candidates is undoubtedly a growing trend, and the Liberals are definitely feeling the heat. → Read More

Love, fear and deceit: Ben Roberts-Smith's former lover's very public anguish plumbs the highs and lows of emotion

The latest twist in Roberts-Smith's defamation case reveals the high emotional cost on a key witness. → Read More

'I gave him the benefit of the doubt': Berejiklian on ex-partner Maguire

The former premier aggressively defends her decision to not report her former lover: 'I didn't suspect him of corrupt conduct.' → Read More

NSW ICAC: Gladys the fixer looks fixed up

A defiant and slightly testy former premier slumps in her seat at the NSW ICAC inquiry as phone taps reveal her saying 'I fixed it'. → Read More

ICAC investigation into Maguire projects uncovers 'peculiar' behaviour from Barilaro adviser

ICAC's investigation has uncovered 'peculiar' behaviour from John Barilaro adviser Peter Minucos in relation to Daryl McGuire. → Read More

From hero to net zero: ICAC blasts the sheen off Gladys, her restoration in grave doubt

Those who championed Gladys Berejiklian a few short weeks ago are now silent as ICAC hearings drag on. → Read More

Has Wagga ever staged the Olympics? No. So why did it need an Olympic-standard shooting range?

A senior NSW bureaucrat has told NSW ICAC that an Olympic shooting range for Wagga Wagga 'wasn't necessarily a good use of funds'. → Read More

Rush of blood set back Me Too, tarnished a superstar and star in the making

The Daily Telegraph's Geoffrey Rush story has ended with no winners, but has set back the Me Too movement and tarnished those involved. → Read More

Were the rulings of 'Dirty' Dyson Heydon biased against women?

Findings of sexual misconduct by former High Court justice Dyson Heydon have brought fresh questions about his rulings. → Read More

What the right wants our post-COVID world to look like

As the saying goes, 'never waste a good crisis'. So who's out here rent-seeking from the right? And more importantly: what do they want? → Read More

Faith versus science in the US: 'God is larger than the virus'

Easter has been the battleground for a whole new version of the coronavirus lockdown debate in the United States. → Read More

A simple way to survive the virus crisis? Be rich

Medical concierges and private jets: coronavirus doesn't discriminate, but it's definitely easier to get by if you're wealthy. → Read More

Want to nullify Bettina? First step, cut the outrage

Mad about Bettina Arndt and other outrage merchants like her? Then maybe you should stop tweeting about her. → Read More

How much would you pay for Hawkie’s old esky?

The auction included several hideous objects given to Bob Hawke by overseas governments, bits of furniture and awful Icelandic paintings. → Read More

Federal election: how Peter Dutton kept his seat of Dickson

Peter Dutton's electors are older, whiter and more affluent than the average Australian. This came down to highways and franking credits. → Read More

On Aunty: Does the ABC need more conservative voices?

At the launch of his new book, Jonathan Holmes asks if more right-wing voices are needed at our national broadcaster → Read More

'I am not yet finished and I never will be': on Anne Summers' Unfettered and Alive

In Unfettered and Alive, feminist writer Anne Summers shows she's far from done. In fact, her voice may be more valuable than ever. → Read More

Kerryn Phelps can't afford polling but she's got the volunteer vote of confidence

If the volunteer count or Jewish community support is anything to go by, Kerryn Phelps has it in the bag in Wentworth. → Read More

It's not Alan Jones that controls New South Wales, it's political donations

Racing NSW and the rest of the gambling lobby have long called the shots in NSW because they give the government so much money. → Read More

What the 150-year-old Fairfax archive can teach us about media today

The Fairfax archives, covering the media business from the 1840s to the 1990s, have some timely lessons for media watchers. → Read More