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Blaming an Arab: Julie Bishop’s guide to the War on Terror

Blaming an Arab: Julie Bishop’s guide to the War on Terror

In Julie Bishop’s version of the War on Terror, Islamic State was caused by the Arab Spring and has nothing to do with western intervention in the Middle East.

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Rundle: Gorgeous George Galloway, the last socialist in England

Rundle: Gorgeous George Galloway, the last socialist in England

George Galloway is a flea-bitten old Scottish socialist, who seems to have won the hearts and minds of a Britain that Thatcher forgot.

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Racial vilification or ‘bulltish’? Richmond v John Burns fails to make waves

Racial vilification or ‘bulltish’? Richmond v John Burns fails to make waves

How times have changed as newspapers relegate a terrorist slur allegation to the sport pages.

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Essential: little faith in the Coalition’s fiscal courage

Essential: little faith in the Coalition’s fiscal courage

Voters don’t have much faith the government has a plan to return to surplus — though they’re in no hurry, Essential Report finds.

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Mayne: exploitation the new black as Slaters defends offer

Exploited small investors, a law firm who defends the little guy and a party who values property rights. What’s wrong with this picture?

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India ramps up earthquake relief, with fear a constant companion

India has lost almost 100 people in the weekend’s earthquake, with the government focusing relief efforts on helping devastated Nepal and its own poorest states. Alys Francis, freelance journalist in India, reports.

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Tips and rumours

A third generation in parliament? … Which pollie is a cheapskate? … and the websites banned in parliament …

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Diplomacy hits snag as Yangon embassy pours cold water on BBQ

So much for soft diplomacy — the Australian embassy in Yangoon has closed its doors to the wider Australian community in Myanmar.

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Sandilands: the flights of 50 years ago

When I became a reporter, on this day in 1960, the great ocean liners still sailed regularly to Europe and North America, and was it possible to take a ship between most of the capital cities.

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‘It’s about what the radish represents’: when food porn becomes just wank

We are living in an age where we glorify haute cuisine, but sometimes you need to back away from the asparagus.

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David Marr searches London for evidence of election

It ain’t no CSI:UK election as The Guardian’s primo journo hits the country’s capital for a little forensic digging.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"When you're talking about an issue like [marriage equality], it is important for the Labor party to say 'we don't agree with legal discrimination'."

"We need to do SOMETHING to win back voters from the Greens."

Tanya Plibersek
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
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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