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Bill Shorten and the News Corp method of blackmail

Bill Shorten and the News Corp method of blackmail

The threat to Bill Shorten from unproven rape allegations may lie as much in them not being used against him as in any media smear campaigns.

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Captain Pander rehearses some tired terror rituals

Captain Pander rehearses some tired terror rituals

We’re rehearsing many of the terrorism rituals that took place in the lead-up to the Iraq War, including the targeting of the Muslim community.

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Chris Kenny, barista? How <em>The Australian</em> can become profitable

Chris Kenny, barista? How The Australian can become profitable

A business that’s losing money should cut costs, cut wages, make hard choices and let the market decide, right? Let’s see The Australian practise what it preaches, writes a senior economics commentator.

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<em>Star Observer</em>‘s cost woes worsen as journalist claims underpayment

Star Observer‘s cost woes worsen as journalist claims underpayment

A journalist at Australia’s oldest gay publication has claimed he was underpaid for his work, but the Star Observer says he was a contractor.

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Prabowo sooks as Jokowi confirmed as president

It’s all over, folks: Jokowi is officially Indonesia’s new President as Prabowo’s court challenge fails. But the military strongman was not exactly gracious in defeat, reports Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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Are News’ Australian newspapers really doing better than last year?

News Corp executives have continually dismissed Crikey’s explosive revelation that things were not so peachy in 2012-13 with the assertion that 2013-14 was the year it all turned around. But a look through this year’s report suggests that might not be so …

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Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp reach legal agreement

Crikey owner Private Media and News Corp have reached a legal agreement that prevents Crikey from hosting or further distributing the News Corporation Australia Weekly Operating Statement for the week ended 30 June 2013.

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Tips and rumours

Few guests for Abbott in Adelaide … Sydney arts community reacts to job losses … News Corp papers in hospital bins …

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Poll Bludger: Sunshine State could deal Abbott govt a body blow

The federal Coalition’s standing in Queensland continues to deteriorate. One option could be to scapegoat the distressed Newman government. There’s just one problem: Queensland’s LNP is more popular (or, at least, less unpopular) than the Abbott government.

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Media briefs: Fairfax, SBS journos get peanuts … Random House grovels … Rupert’s files …

SBS staff are fuming after being offered just 0.5% a year in pay rises. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Rundle: the crazy, random genius of GEM proves why TV is culture’s greatest gift

Did you throw out your VHS collection in the 1990s? Never fear — digital TV channel GEM is a repository of forgotten programming.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"I saw too many children die in the sea not to pursue the policies I am pursuing."

"Security companies make much more money from them dying in our dention centres. "

Scott Morrison
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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