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Katniss Everdeen is not turning your kid into a right-wing nutjob

Katniss Everdeen is not turning your kid into a right-wing nutjob

Some so-called progressives have worked themselves into a panic, warning that books like The Hunger Games could taint the minds of children with anti-welfare, anti-equality ideology.

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End of the mining tax guarantees more tax for the poor

End of the mining tax guarantees more tax for the poor

The government’s delay in lifting compulsory super contributions to fund the mining tax means low and middle income earners will pay more tax.

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Big banks in collusion, says former big bank director

Big banks in collusion, says former big bank director

A former chairman of Woolworths and director of ANZ has unleashed an unprecedented spray against the big four banks — and against the big two supermarkets.

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‘A bereavement’ for the ABC as Jim Middleton takes redundancy

‘A bereavement’ for the ABC as Jim Middleton takes redundancy

ABC veteran Jim Middleton is leaving the ABC, having accepted a redundancy after 44 years at the public broadcaster.

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Why terrorists really hate the West

Terrorists hate us for our freedom, right? It’s a bit more complicated than that, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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Pink batts commission hands Abbott four explosive problems

Tony “the infrastructure Prime Minister” Abbott may well find that the report by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program comes back to burn him, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

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Tips and rumours

Searching for UTS students at News … redundancy whispers at Leighton Holdings … Glenn Milne at a Crikey function? Seeing is believing …

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Islamic State, homicidal click-bait and the politics of snuff films

Real world violence can too often take on a false cinematic quality for those trying to understand and prevent it. It’s about time we went off-script.

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Weaker growth in June quarter rounds off a middling economic year

The economy slowed back to 2013 growth levels in the June quarter, today’s national accounts show, but labour productivity continues to perform strongly.

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Media briefs: spin cycles … Sky’s moolah … ISIS satire …

Does Sydney’s lord mayor employ more PR hacks than the Prime Minister? And other media tidbits of the day.

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The dogcatcher who would be king: meet Peter Chandler

Who is Peter Chandler anyway? The Northern Territory’s brand new Deputy Chief Minister is something of a dark horse. Whether that makes him at all exciting or interesting is quite another matter.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"There’s a natural friction that exists in regards to convincing the captain of selections."

"Working with Michael Clark is a nightmare. "

Darren Lehmann
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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