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Rundle: in Ferguson, no justice, no peace

Rundle: in Ferguson, no justice, no peace

The protests over the grand jury decision over teenager Michael Brown’s death are unprecedented in modern America, but not unexpected.

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Cormann’s Medibank success reverses a run of privatisation duds

Cormann’s Medibank success reverses a run of privatisation duds

The successful sale of Medibank Private was important to show voters that privatisation can be better than it has been so often in the past.

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Set in stone: why we’re literally etching Vic election pledges in marble

Set in stone: why we’re literally etching Vic election pledges in marble

Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss provides a rundown of all the promises politicians have made ahead of the Victorian state election this Saturday, and why Crikey has decided to carve these commitments in stone.

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Crikey Clarifier: can Palmer claim Lambie’s seat for PUP?

Crikey Clarifier: can Palmer claim Lambie’s seat for PUP?

Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party have called it quits, but will she be allowed to stay in the Senate as an independent? Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts investigates.

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Will ‘Dan’ Andrews herald a new age of charisma-free politicians?

Perhaps a politician does not have to be likable to be electable. The NSW and Queensland opposition leaders will sure sleep easier if Daniel Andrews blazes a trail for the dull and uncharming.

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Crikey Blogs | AUSTRALIA|

Aboriginal prisoner denied the right to breastfeed her newborn

Aboriginal women are one of the most over-represented groups in prison, writes Debbie Kilroy, CEO of Sisters Inside. And their treatment is not as humane and respectful as prison officials would have you believe.

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Meet the finance academic preaching AGL-onomics

Is Queensland’s electricity grid caught in a death spiral due to its use of solar power? There are some flaws in the good professor’s argument …

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Tips and rumours

Chris Kenny on the ABC? It’s happening … Indi expats waiting for AFP’s call … Evans’ writes revenge, but is it too late? …

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Poll Bludger: is Victoria in for a new crop of Lambies and Muirs?

Micro-parties could well be in for some seats in Victoria’s upper house, with the Shooters and Fishers and the Country Alliance contenders to get over the line.

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Essential: Labor set for Victorian win on health and education

Labor is poised to win government in Victoria, on the back of voter trust on health and education, an Essential Research poll shows.

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Goodies, memberships and special events: making a buck in legacy media

As news becomes a commodity, high-brow newspapers want to sell anything but. Here’s how newspapers are turning readers into members.

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Media briefs: praying for Phil … apples and soap … rats in the ranks …

Every metropolitan daily in the country featured injured cricketer Phil Hughes on the front page today. And other media tidbits of the day.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"Regrettably, in a rhetorical flourish, I did express my frustrations in the past performance of ASC..."

"I forgot that I'm a cabinet minister now and people actually care about what I say. "

David Johnston
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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