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Lessons unlearnt as Abbott grapples with Howard-era rejects

Lessons unlearnt as Abbott grapples with Howard-era rejects

Unlike John Howard, who was also damaged by Bronwyn Bishop, Tony Abbott doesn’t seem to be learning from his mistakes.

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Rundle: so much for liberalism

Rundle: so much for liberalism

The individual is paramount. Except when the individual screws up, in which case it is the system that is to blame.

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Senate submission reveals full impact of Brandis’ raid on OzCo

Senate submission reveals full impact of Brandis’ raid on OzCo

The Australia Council’s submission to a Senate Inquiry reveals the scale of duning changes imposed by George Brandis’ Excellence program.

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Why is SBS promoting someone who hates multiculturalism?

Why is SBS promoting someone who hates multiculturalism?

Is the multicultural broadcaster breaching its own charter in its promotion of Go Back to Where you Came From?

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Tips and rumours

Kate Walsche goes … Sophie Mirabella playing trivia … Christopher Pyne v students …

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China bet it all on the sharemarket and lost. Now what?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is working overtime to distract his people (and the rest of the world) from the country’s precarious economic position.

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Regional sub takes on big-city Media Watch ‘twats’

Mock local news at your peril, Paul Barry.

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What went wrong at Mess + Noise?

Mess + Noise covered all the music that the rest wouldn’t touch. Along the way, it provided an important early platform for some of Australia’s best music writers, writes former Mess + Noise contributor Annie Toller .

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Do spelling bees teach L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y?

The Great Australian Spelling Bee is coming to our screens. English teacher Elisabeth Griffiths examines the impact (or lack thereof) alphabetic gymnastics has on student understanding.

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Media briefs: shades of Kim … HuffPo‘s D-Day … Bishop gone …

Andrew Bolt lectures The Australian on media ethics. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: rate cut looms? … media company gloom … Greece sharemarket soon …

Are we due for another rate cut? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Bronwyn should remain the Speaker, if Bronny doesn't want to be the Speaker then Bronny will make that decision."

"I really don't know what this government is doing."

Barnaby Joyce
Election Deciders
The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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The campaign directors
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The strategists
2
The spinners
3
The unionists
4
The lobbyists
5
The ad creatives
6
The money bags
7
The TV directors
8
The tabloid editors
9

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