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Greens secrecy makes the press gallery grumpy — again

Greens secrecy makes the press gallery grumpy — again

The Greens’ refusal to work with the press gallery in the way the major parties do means journalistic noses out of joint over yesterday’s leadership change.

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<em>Struggle Street</em>‘s free press pays off with viewers

Struggle Street‘s free press pays off with viewers

With nearly 7000 mentions in the media in under a week, is it any surprise SBS’ Struggle Street rated its pants off? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Hockey scrambles to deliver Rupert his Netflix tax

Hockey scrambles to deliver Rupert his Netflix tax

The government has abandoned plans to improve the integrity of our multinational company tax system - except in the one area where Rupert Murdoch wants it.

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Antisocial network: government targets Australians in asylum seeker ads

Antisocial network: government targets Australians in asylum seeker ads

Australians who speak Vietnamese or Tamil are seeing ads on Facebook from Australian Customs advising them that they won’t make Australia home.

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A seat-by-seat guide to the UK election (and how Guy Rundle will be voting)

On the eve of the election, Crikey’s writer-at-large gives you a handy form guide to tell which way the wind is blowing.

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Tips and rumours

Frangopolous sacks PA … Di Natale likes waistcoats, not ties … and weary heads at Spring Street …

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Struggle Street review: poverty porn and the problem with FIFO journalism

SBS’ much-hyped (and prematurely loathed) new documentary series was a far more balanced and honest tale than anyone expected, writes freelance writer Kavita Bedford.

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We’re making ourselves sick with the publicity of eating disorders

Far from being of benefit to people with extreme mental illness, awareness campaigns around eating disorders can actually cause harm, and are really more for women who “just feel a bit shit about their bodies”.

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Poll Bludger: desperate, Shorten actually announces a real policy

Bill Shorten’s approval ratings have remained very constant, with 40% approval and 40% disapproval. That can mean either a polarising leader or an excruciatingly dull one. No points for guessing which in this case.

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Has the jobs market stabilised? Mixed numbers suggest it might

Despite a fall in full-time employment, the jobs market doesn’t look like it’s getting any worse for now, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE|

Plenty of paranoia, few answers in Germanwings investigation

Paranoia is now on the loose in relation to pilots mental health issues, ranging from the remote possibility that two suicidal pilots might find themselves operating the same flight to misunderstandings about what the cabin attendant is going to do.

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One gallery’s stranglehold on the Venice Biennale

Australian-born and Ireland-based artist John Kelly says our Venice Biennale art is all starting to look a bit familiar …

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"It's a team effort. It's my budget, it's Joe's budget, it's Mathias Cormann the Finance Minister's budget ... "

"We need to share the blame instead of heaping it on Hockey."

Tony Abbott
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
2
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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Smart Company

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StartupSmart

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Property Observer

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