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‘Unmitigated disaster’? We fact-check News Corp’s Whitlam haters

‘Unmitigated disaster’? We fact-check News Corp’s Whitlam haters

News Corp columnists have been tripping over themselves to slam Gough Whitlam’s economic legacy. But economist Tom Westland says in their haste they have overlooked quite a few salient details.

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Rundle: things to do in Denver when you’re high

Rundle: things to do in Denver when you’re high

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself baked in Baker, but the battle for legalisation of marijuana is more about entrenched poverty and the revolving door of federal prison than about stoners’ rights.

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Yanks could draft legislation for Australian Parliament under TPP

Yanks could draft legislation for Australian Parliament under TPP

Even if the Trans Pacific Partnership is finalised, the US government will insist on dictating to other countries how it should be interpreted — and even changing it if it suits Congress.

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Turnbull outshines ‘em all in Gough tributes, and is Bishop heir to Abbott’s throne?

The death of Gough Whitlam enabled some comparisons to a giant of Australian politics. Some measured up better than others.

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Poll Bludger: voters spoilt for choice in NSW byelections

Looming byelections in the NSW seats of Newcastle and Charlestown will be an all-in (except for the Libs, of course) multi-party splash.

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Australia seeks NGO blessing for Cambodia refugee deal, likely to include Manus

Australia now hopes to send refugees from Manus Island to Cambodia as well as those from Nauru.

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Three-way manjam in the fight for Prahran

Liberal backbencher Clem Newton-Brown is well-liked and seen as effective in the seat of Prahran. So why do Labor and the Greens think they can take it from him? Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

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Tips and rumours

Where did the 2UE whisper come from? … the other assistant treasurer … the company behind those sweary princesses

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The ABC debate: we have Mamamia and BuzzFeed, we don’t need the ABC anymore

Much of what the ABC does is already being done by others, writes James Paterson, deputy executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs.

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In defence of U2 (yes, really)

U2 is one of the last giant rock bands. No wonder they don’t know how to be cool in the age of the super-niche.

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Media briefs: ABC hits back … Musical chairs … Speculation lifts Ten …

The ABC has hit back at claims it shouldn’t be spending money through Google to boost its online traffic. And other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Maybe there’s a lone wolf operating in the higher education space that I’m not aware of."

"Tony Abbott said he'd give me a dollar for every time I used terrorism threat language when talking about non-terrorism things. "

Christopher Pyne
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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