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How fares Abbott’s recovery strategy?

How fares Abbott’s recovery strategy?

Tony Abbott’s recovery hinges on whether he can bribe voters to think more positively about him whenever they stop thinking about national security and focus on issues of greater importance.

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AFP chief’s long-winded speech asks more questions than it answers

AFP chief’s long-winded speech asks more questions than it answers

Yesterday, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin delivered a speech in Sydney that was heavy on corporate jargon, and light on answers for the Bali Nine duo.

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Rundle: Leyonhjelm is right about constitutional recognition … sort of

Rundle: Leyonhjelm is right about constitutional recognition … sort of

Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people should not be taken as a sine qua non on the path to equality.

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Idol away: why Guy Sebastian is our ticket to votes at Eurovision

Idol away: why Guy Sebastian is our ticket to votes at Eurovision

A national TV talent contest turns out to be the perfect staging ground for Eurovision, so perhaps Australia is in with a chance.

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A back-of-the-envelope intergenerational report on print media

How will sales of The Australian Financial Review and The Australian look in 13 years? Let’s do the sums, with as much rigour as Joe Hockey applied to his much-touted IGR …

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What will be the consequences of Bali Nine pair’s execution?

What will the “consequences” be for Indonesia if it goes ahead with the planned execution of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan? Foreign policy experts weigh in.

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China chokes under both an economic and literal smog

China’s Communist Party faces two challenges this month: how to recover its ailing economy, and how to deal with a controversial new documentary about Chinese air pollution.

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Tips and rumours

Muir’s (not quite) first speech wins friends … Mark Textor not cowed by Aston … and Philip Ruddock’s new role …

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Why are the SA Liberals so completely terrible?

The South Australian Liberals have been in the electoral wilderness for 36 of the last 50 years. A Liberal elder statesman explains what the problem might be, writes InDaily political reporter Tom Richardson.

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Joe Hockey, fiscal rhetoric and the challenge of growth

While Joe Hockey appears to have realised he can’t go on talking down the economy forever, the Reserve Bank was publicly warning it needs help to get economic growth back to trend, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Media briefs: ACMA threw out Monis’ complaints … First Fleet doco … Bush family business …

Melbourne is this year’s FM market to watch. And other media tidbits of the day.

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How to fix Australian media regulation

Australia’s media landscape is a confusing mish-mash of special interests, but it can be fixed, writes publisher of The Mandarin Tom Burton.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"It is not a footy-orientated problem that is isolated to football codes. I think it is a wider issue."

"Heaps of people use cocaine. I just got caught."

Karmichael Hunt
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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