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‘It’s very dire’: ABC budget cuts shaping up to be far worse than expected

‘It’s very dire’: ABC budget cuts shaping up to be far worse than expected

Cuts to the ABC budget first flagged in May are shaping up to be far larger than expected, with insiders describing the situation as “very dire”.

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Retracing our steps on the march into Iraq

Retracing our steps on the march into Iraq

The parallels between the current path to intervention in Iraq and Syria and the Iraq War 11 years ago are uncanny and discomfitting.

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The murky world of Tinkler’s Maules Creek approval revealed

The murky world of Tinkler’s Maules Creek approval revealed

More corruption and skulduggery has emerged in ICAC hearings, with Nathan Tinkler involved in much of it.

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Mike Carlton: Gaza is Israel’s Vietnam, with Hamas victorious

Mike Carlton: Gaza is Israel’s Vietnam, with Hamas victorious

Benjamin Netanyahu has ensured that no Israeli will ever again know peace, writes former ABC war correspondent and naval historian Mike Carlton.

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Govt modelling says NBN is just fine — as long as you don’t want to use the internet much

The government’s estimations of the download speeds we’ll need in the future are laughable — and alarming.

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The foreign copyright cartel goes gunning for Aussie ISPs

The copyright cartel’s local front wants to impose a draconian anti-piracy scheme on local ISPs, a paper obtained by Crikey reveals.

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The leak that saved the RET, good for jobs and energy prices

Reneging on the RET wouldn’t just cost jobs, it would actually increase electricity prices as well, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: have the Emmys presaged an end to delightful bad taste?

Bourgeois pretensions to the Good Taste of an imagined ruling class have all but erased chicken tikka spray tans and Gabi Grecko bustiers. You could argue that’s a good thing. Except it definitely isn’t.

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Shareholders or passengers? Steep losses pose tough questions for the future of Qantas

Qantas international has suffered serious financial setbacks, despite earlier assurances to the contrary. The domestic arm isn’t looking too flash either.

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Tips and rumours

Spectator Australia charging for old blog posts … Keating says no biography on the cards … senior SBS staffers laid off

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The greatest threat to unis comes from their own leadership

University vice-chancellors have singularly failed to live up to the ideals of social justice and equity they so frequently profess, writes Nick Riemer, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and a member of the NTEU Sydney University branch committee.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"There is no doubt today's numbers are confronting, but they represent the year that is past."

"At least we're not Malaysia Airlines. "

Alan Joyce
Election Deciders
Forget Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard, who rreally decided the federal election? The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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