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Harper review revisits old territory populated by political cowards

Harper review revisits old territory populated by political cowards

While the Harper review is valuable, we already know what we need to do about competition in Australia, and we’re not doing it, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Twiggy’s ‘cartel’ won’t turn Fortescue around — not for all the steel in China

Twiggy’s ‘cartel’ won’t turn Fortescue around — not for all the steel in China

A combination of inaccurate economic forecasting, a demand-side slump, and erratic behaviour from its chairman, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, has left iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group in dire straits.

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Grammar an early casualty as ABC cuts costs

Grammar an early casualty as ABC cuts costs

The ABC’s Standing Committee on Spoken English is no more. Who’ll make sure ABC staff speak properly now?

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April Fools: the best and the worst
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April Fools: the best and the worst

Oh god, Bill Shorten thought it was time to bust out some zingers … Crikey journalist Sally Whyte and intern Emer McCarthy find the best and the worst of April Fools’ Day jokes.

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Calls for TPP transparency likely to fall on DFAT ears

There’s a consensus among independent economic agencies that we are going about “free trade agreements” the wrong way, but the government is unlikely to listen as it prepares to cave in to US intellectual property demands.

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Rundle: can the current sleazy crew of chancers hold on in the UK?

David Cameron should have this election sewn up. But the Tories have the problem of convincing voters to like them, and thus far it has not been a roaring success.

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Tips and rumours

Senator John Madigan’s gusty … sorry, gutsy inquiry into antisocial peacocks continues. Plus other whispers and scuttlebutt.

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New TPP leak reveals how we’re trading our sovereignty for cheap tariffs

WikiLeaks has published the secret investment chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU College of Law, explains its insidious implications.

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The latest weapon in the war against Gillian Triggs

The Coalition does not like being embarrassed about children under Australia’s care being abused. And it has decided, rather than doing anything to stop the abuse, to shoot the messenger instead, writes senior lecturer at Monash University Alice de Jonge.

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Razer: rape jokes per se are not offensive, but bad comedy is

The comedian and the audience must allow themselves freedom from the orthodoxies of the everyday.

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Media briefs: fool me once … AFL Media plays it straight … Ten sinks, again …

Ten shares are down once more. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: boom town … dollar down … world renown …

Maybe we shouldn’t be idolising the UK economy quite so much. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"It was a typical promise, a reliance on that promise and then they broke their promise."

"I spent good money to get Lambie and Lazarus elected and now I want it back so I can rebuild Jeff the T-Rex."

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
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
9

Womens Agenda

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Smart Company

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StartupSmart

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Property Observer

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