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Committee recommends (marginally) reining in new security laws — but media still face jail

Committee recommends (marginally) reining in new security laws — but media still face jail

A parliamentary committee has signed off on the first set of national security reforms, but wants some tightening on controversial proposals.

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Rundle: East West Link could go ahead, Labor or no Labor

Rundle: East West Link could go ahead, Labor or no Labor

The Victorian Labor Party has announced its opposition to the East West Link project in Melbourne. But that might not be enough to kill the road.

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ABC board member breaks silence on ABC cuts

ABC board member breaks silence on ABC cuts

A member of the ABC board has ended that body’s silence by publicly defending the role of the ABC in the Fairfax press this morning.

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Film reviewing royal couple bow out but leave us the keys to the kingdom

Film reviewing royal couple bow out but leave us the keys to the kingdom

Margaret and David, the Siskel and Ebert of Australia, have announced their long-running show will finish up in December. But their legacy endures.

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‘We are burning our trust’: Abbott’s climate denials winning Australia no friends

Just as nothing will persuade the Michael Smiths of the world that Julia Gillard is innocent, we are well past the point where more evidence will persuade climate sceptics or those vested interests opposing climate action to change their tune.

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Ken Henry urges a new, more compelling economic narrative

Australia needs to reframe its approach to economic policy, former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry urges, in one of the most insightful economic policy speeches of recent years.

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Bureau of Regret: the streets are paved with iPhones

Reading comprehension and numeracy went by the wayside as public figures got excited about the new iPhone.

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Tips and rumours

Gruen heads to PM&C … Queensland Health can’t keep up … it’s time for government reviews …

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iSentia index: war, politics and Kimye

War managed to trump celebrity gossip this week, but only just.

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Turn off Ten: even MasterChef can’t save falling ad revenue

The election a year ago means most sectors saw a year-on-year decline in ad spending. But things are worse at Ten, and even worse for some newspaper groups.

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Media briefs: Bendigo Advertises … Rupert on Scotland … farewell Margaret and David …

How the ABC squashed Peter Ford’s exclusive. And other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"I drive from Sydney to Canberra … I just look at those wind turbines around Lake George and I am just appalled."

"My personal aesthetic tastes are more important than your future. "

Joe Hockey
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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