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O’Farrell — and NSW voters — pay the price for an inexplicable lapse

O’Farrell — and NSW voters — pay the price for an inexplicable lapse

Barry O’Farrell’s premiership has been brought to an end by a bizarre lapse in memory. But will politicians realise their close relations with business are the real problem?

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The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame the second half of our fresh Dirty Dozen …

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The Packers, a lost heir and the end of the media dynasties
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The Packers, a lost heir and the end of the media dynasties

Did Sir Frank Packer have another son? Bridget Griffen-Foley updates the family story — and documents the downfall of media dynasties — in a new foreword to her Packer biography.

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The declining power of the ethnic lobby — with one big exception

The declining power of the ethnic lobby — with one big exception

In the storm around proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, it’s clear ethnic lobby groups are not as powerful as they once were. Except one, writes Crikey intern Ania Dutka.

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Words that led to O’Farrell’s downfall, and the words that came next

As Barnaby Joyce said, “I can’t believe it”. Here are the words that brought down a Premier.

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Minerals Council raked over the coals for troubled PR campaign

The Minerals Council has a new pro-coal PR campaign, but it seems to be a flop. We factcheck “Australians for Coal”.

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How to fuel a Badgerys Creek airport — keep on truckin’

A new airport at Badgery’s Creek will need jet fuel, and lots of it. Getting it there will be an infrastructure and transport challenge, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: screw you all edition

Let’s tackle the real bludgers in our society — pensioners, young people trying to get an education and asylum seekers. Screw ‘em!

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Journalism, or just good PR? Meet Australia’s newest media publisher

ANZ is the first bank to set up a corporate newsroom in Australia. Is it just a PR exercise, or will it do good journalism? And should readers trust it? Crikey went to the launch.

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Tips and rumours

O’Farrell’s departure creates a royal problem … Margie Abbott missing from tour? … Mike Smith squared …

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Media briefs: Pulitzer response … Fox shake-up … Boston remembers …

Paging Ten: top executive David Lyle is available … A Pulitzer win, and a dodgy response … Front page of the day …

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"[My KISS bandmates] tried to sabotage the band, which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by [us] money-grubbing Jews."

"Accusing my bandmates of Anti-Semitism is a great way to drum up publicity for my new book. "

Paul Stanley
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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