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The Pyrrhic victory of politicians’ media boycotts

The Pyrrhic victory of politicians’ media boycotts

Media boycotts are nothing new, but are they actually effective?

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Abbott’s policy paralysis leaves an economy increasingly at risk

Abbott’s policy paralysis leaves an economy increasingly at risk

Across a number of key economic areas, the government appears unable or unwilling to undertake reform, even when there is strong agreement it is needed.

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Sunny Shorten breezily fronts union royal commission

Sunny Shorten breezily fronts union royal commission

The Opposition Leader looked for all the world like he loves spending his days answering questions at the union royal commission.

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Poll Bludger: are the Greens really polling at 16%?

Poll Bludger: are the Greens really polling at 16%?

Why does Ipsos have the Greens polling at 16% while Essential puts them at 10%?

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Rundle: through a stone glass darkly, a labyrinth of humanity

In an apartment complex 11,000 years old, Crikey’s writer-at-large discovers who we were, and who we will be.

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Tips and rumours

Victorian MP invited to skinny dip … Bill Shorten is thirsty, and the Oz thinks that’s news … Russia fights selfies …

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China crash has real implications beyond the budget

If the Chinese stockmarket crash extends into the real economy, it will have serious implications not just for Australia’s budget but our national security as well, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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From “squirrel grip” to skinny dip

A Victorian MP has invited a rival for a spot of skinny dipping.

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Labor senator mixes up form letters, trashes sincerity

If you’re going to send form letters to your constituents, you should probably check you’re sending the right one.

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Can Joe Hockey sue you for your drunken tweet?

Twitter users might be able tor rely on the defence of honest opinion to protect themselves from lawsuits, but it is no ironclad guarantee, write Giri Sivaraman and Nita Green of Maurice Blackburn.

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Turnbull should put up or shut up

Malcolm Turnbull likes to portray himself as more moderate than Abbott, but his actions betray his words.

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Media briefs: Watchman to drop … inside Vice … Bishop’s digital makeover …

Harper Lee’s new novel is about to be published, as the literary world holds its breath. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

" I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings."

"Tsipras wanted to get rid of me, so I jumped before I was pushed. "

Yanis Varoufakis
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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