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Embarrassed government to change course on Ebola?

Embarrassed government to change course on Ebola?

The government is expected to reverse its opposition to sending personnel to west Africa to fight Ebola after being embarrassed domestically and internationally on the issue.

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Barry Spurr v <em>New Matilda</em>: battle lines drawn in landmark privacy case

Barry Spurr v New Matilda: battle lines drawn in landmark privacy case

New Matilda has been accused of breaching the privacy of Professor Barry Spurr in publishing his personal emails. The case could set important precedents for privacy law in Australia, experts told Crikey.

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SBS to increase its prime-time ads — but the govt will keep the cash

SBS to increase its prime-time ads — but the govt will keep the cash

Ad-averaging means SBS will air more ads in prime time, but some aren’t happy about the effect this could have on programming choices.

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‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

Sorry Labor, the Greens are the modern-day heirs to Gough Whitlam’s legacy, writes NSW Greens convenor Hall Greenland.

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Pyne’s curriculum review should have learnt from history

Christopher Pyne’s education review was rushed, partisan and now seemingly doomed. Adjunct professor Tony Taylor at the University of Technology Sydney says it didn’t have to be this way.

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Fairer share of mining profits still part of Whitlam’s unfinished business

Fairly and effectively taxing the mining industry has been the Labor party’s white whale for decades.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: baby, you weren’t born this way

The real problem with Mia Freedman’s statement on The Project was not that she mentioned homosexuality and paedophilia in the same sentence. The real problem is she said homosexuality was an innate characteristic, which it is not.

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ASIC flatlines at estimates as the regulator looks to relaunch

Despite efforts to declare a new era of aggressive financial planning regulation, ASIC still struggles with the basics with a diminishing budget.

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Tips and rumours

The revolving door between politics and journalism … conservative and liberal names … the wrong Freya Newman .,.

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Media briefs: Graham goes solo … Disney at Press Club … Shep Smith rants …

New Matilda’s editor Chris Graham takes on Barry Spurr. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Victorian fringe candidates fight for their right to micro-paaaaaaarty

The 2013 federal election had some very strange results, with micro-parties benefiting from byzantine preference deals. Crikey’s Victorian election reporter Dan Moss asks: is Victoria in for motoring enthusiasts and smart meter haters?

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Mayne: naming and shaming Victoria’s most secretive councils

Tomorrow, the City of Melbourne will introduce a proposal that would encourage all Victorian councils to produce publicly accessible audio recordings of all their meetings.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Australia is a paradise for white collar crime. "

"The government is too busy with asylum seekers and terrorists to bother with white collar crime. "

Greg Medcraft
Election Deciders
Forget Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard, who rreally decided the federal election? The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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