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Hockey reveals a gallery of budget grotesques

Hockey reveals a gallery of budget grotesques

The government’s intergeneration report claims Australia is heading for big economic trouble. But good news! Disaster can be averted if those pesky crossbenchers pass every piece of Coalition legislation.

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Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Turnbull’s secret messaging an insult to transparency

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Turnbull’s secret messaging an insult to transparency

Encrypted messaging apps pose new problems for politicians, freedom of information laws and government transparency.

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Business as usual won’t work on domestic violence

Business as usual won’t work on domestic violence

Politicians have realised that a substantial change is needed on domestic violence policy. But we’re so far behind on the issue we need to do the basics first.

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Hockey’s IGR meaningless forecasts based on magical thinking

The intergenerational report is only as good as its assumptions — and they’re not particularly useful, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

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New Press Council chief offers News Corp olive branch

For much of its 40-year history, the Press Council has been overly adversarial in how it approaches the media, its new chairman tells Crikey.

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ACMA armed to the teeth: prepare for a media-regulation brawl

A surprise High Court decision has seen ACMA armed to the teeth with powers the media would rather it didn’t have. Expect communications policy to suddenly become very, very tricky for the government.

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Tips and rumours

Morrison’s views on marriage … colleges still preying … contingency plans at Mad As Hell …

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MH370, one year on: what is Malaysia hiding?

There are many theories about the disappearance of MH370, some plausible, others less so. But one thing that has been firmly established by now is that the Malaysian government has lied about the plane from the first.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: home ownership the real intergenerational theft

It is time to give up the Australian Dream of home ownership. Not only are houses sometimes a bad investment, but the emphasis on owning is bad for everyone.

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Big names square off in NSW Strathfield cockfight

Jodi McKay is taking on sitting Liberal Charles Casuscelli in Strathfield, and the result could be predictive of the state election as a whole.

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Poll Bludger: Luke could luck out, but NSW likely to grin and Baird it

Labor’s recent surprise victory in Queensland was due, in large part, to the optional preferential voting system. NSW has the same system, but whether Opposition Leader Luke Foley can match Palaszczuk’s feat remains to be seen.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"We want you. We want you at the front. Not grey nomads but a grey army of workers."

"I can't explain anything without using a military metaphor."

Joe Hockey
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
5
The ad creatives
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The money bags
7
The TV directors
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The tabloid editors
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