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Shush your bleeding-heart ‘moral lecturing’, Immigration tells doctors, state premiers, lawyers

Shush your bleeding-heart ‘moral lecturing’, Immigration tells doctors, state premiers, lawyers

Doctors, premiers and the Human Rights Commission all begged the government to allow 267 asylum seekers bound for Nauru to stay. But the government is not for turning.

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Self-serving Business Council targets Turnbull after GST retreat

Self-serving Business Council targets Turnbull after GST retreat

Retreating from lifting the GST will calm Malcolm Turnbull’s backbenchers but annoy the powerful business lobby. And it leaves the government without any tax reform story to convey.

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Rundle: the great Republican travelling circus rolls on

Rundle: the great Republican travelling circus rolls on

Marco Rubio has come undone in embarrassing fashion, as Trump looks set to win New Hampshire.

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News Corp out $100,000 for defamation, despite police backup

News Corp out $100,000 for defamation, despite police backup

The Daily Telegraph has been found to have defamed a Muslim man who was present at the Hyde Park protests in 2012. The Tele’s defence of helping police did not wash.

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LIVE BLOG Estimates live blog

Join the Crikey team as we scrutinise and decode the goings-on in senate estimates

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UN panel the choice of the West — until it sides with Assange

Western countries are normally happy to invoke the authority of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention — until its inconvenient ruling on Julian Assange.

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Tips and rumours

Only the Tele wants Latho … make America gay again … Dear Riley …

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Monkey business: what is Xi’s end game in China?

The Chinese economy is faltering more quickly than both the country’s government and many highly paid “economists” had forecast. And Xi Jinping is out to settle some scores.

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You’re not safe from a bomb attack on a plane. But that’s OK — you’re not safe anywhere

Should we worry about airport security in the wake of the Somalia plane bombing?

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Mayne: Mark Vaile turns $14m into $1m but claims coal’s future is rosy

There’s nothing to justify Whitehaven Coal’s bullish market outlook.

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Media briefs: milking the taxpayer? … bad news for News … feeling the Bern …

The Herald Sun may have editorialised a smidge on dole bludgers. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: thumbs up from the RBA … economic happy days … bank mayday …

Guess what’s happening to labour productivity, despite what Michaelia Cash would have you believe? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Malcolm Turnbull, if he doesn't want to resettle people here, he needs to do something about what's happening in Manus and Nauru."

"Please nobody mention Labor's role in this whole disaster."

Bill Shorten
Election Deciders
The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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The campaign directors
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The strategists
2
The spinners
3
The unionists
4
The lobbyists
5
The ad creatives
6
The money bags
7
The TV directors
8
The tabloid editors
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