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Keane’s year in review: the gap between reason and democracy, and how we fell in

Keane’s year in review: the gap between reason and democracy, and how we fell in

There’s a gap between rational policy and what we get in a democracy. And this year the gap grew so wide we all fell in.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Arsehat, Person of the Year and Sexiest Pollies are …

The 2014 Crikeys: Arsehat, Person of the Year and Sexiest Pollies are …

Hey, girl! Did Malcolm Turnbull hang onto his Sexiest Male Pollie Crown? And who is Crikey’s Person of the Year 2014?

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Rundle: sigh, Leyonhjelm a right-wing gun nut after all

Rundle: sigh, Leyonhjelm a right-wing gun nut after all

Australia is itself proof that tightening gun control laws prevents gun massacres. So why does David Leyonhjelm think that the Sydney cafe siege could have been prevented if more civilians carried guns?

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Pressure builds for independent inquiry into siege

Pressure builds for independent inquiry into siege

Talk of a reshuffle won’t allay community concerns about the handling of Man Monis and the Sydney siege. And the pressure for a judicial inquiry is growing.

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Tips and rumours

Charities to find out funding before Christmas … Muslim community cast off Monis in 2007 … Twitter catches the wrong Crook …

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The top 10 elections of 2014

It was a big year in elections internationally, with six of the G20 members holding electoral contests during 2014. Herewith, the most exciting for the year.

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Poll Bludger: it ain’t over yet for Abbott

Previous governments have recovered from polls as bad as Abbott’s.

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Media briefs: Taylor to Seven … subtlety is for chumps … farewell Colbert …

Foreign Correspondent’s Steve Taylor is the new head of Channel Seven’s Sunday Night. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let’s look at those who made it all possible.

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Kerry Stokes will be asking Santa for a much better 2015

The billionaire is under attack on four fronts, with the media business and oil and gas draining his wealth.

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Mayne: shareholder resolutions bring big four banks to carbon disclosure table

The formation of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility represents the first serious grassroots attempt to improve shareholder democracy in Australia.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

" I'm personally very concerned because Mr Crook is our media adviser and if they wanted to attack me or our party they can do that..."

"I really do think everything is about me."

Clive Palmer
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
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The spinners
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The unionists
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The lobbyists
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The ad creatives
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The money bags
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The TV directors
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The tabloid editors
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Womens Agenda

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Smart Company

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StartupSmart

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Property Observer

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