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Finding and combating radicalisation: a study in confusion

Finding and combating radicalisation: a study in confusion

In this, the second of a two-part series on radicalisation, Bernard Keane explains that spotting radicalisation, a task now being handed to teachers, is harder than governments make out.

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The tampon tax is a convenient distraction. Period.

The tampon tax is a convenient distraction. Period.

The real fight is not about whether the GST should apply to feminine hygiene products. The real fight is about whether the GST should exist at all.

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ABC shaking up regional newsrooms, with redundancies possible

ABC shaking up regional newsrooms, with redundancies possible

The ABC is eliminating 50 positions but creating 52 more in its regional newsrooms.

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Twiggy shakes trees in China, looking for an olive branch

Twiggy shakes trees in China, looking for an olive branch

It’s unlikely the Chinese will buy a major stake in Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group, but that’s not to say they won’t enter into the iron ore fray to FMG’s advantage …

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What’s the point of surveillance when you ignore a terrorist?

Man Haron Monis had been identified as a threat. So why was he not under surveillance?

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The worst thing about the PPL backflip is that voters love it

Paid parental leave is not a women’s issue. It’s a parents’ issue, explains freelance writer Kath Kenny.

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Tips and rumours

What’s a gerbil? … No Land Tax, no money … Ruddock throws shade …

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Climate departments bone dry as mandarins leave for higher ground

Climate change expertise is being lost from the public sector as the government fails to fill board vacancies and departments stop commissioning climate policy modelling, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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Media briefs: soccer doesn’t pay … Guardian offers “MEAA rates” … gay marriage within reach? …

Soccer doesn’t rate for SBS. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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What happens when both engines in an airplane fail at the same time?

An incident aboard a Singapore Airlines A330 raises important safety questions.

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Collapsing investment means business confidence needs a boost, pronto

Business investment and construction data suggests the economy is at real risk of stalling as the mining investment boom comes to a halt, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"It is like small business is the new black, the new kale of the cafe scene, the yogalates - the yogalates of the exercise world."

"Small business is really cool, you guys. Get down! Vogue!"

Bruce Billson
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
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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