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Government flags copyright crackdown to overturn iiNet decision

Government flags copyright crackdown to overturn iiNet decision

The government wants to make it easier for the copyright industry to sue ISPs and force them to censor the internet, according to a draft paper about to be circulated.

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With Europe on the brink, MH17 is Putin’s watershed moment

With Europe on the brink, MH17 is Putin’s watershed moment

Vladimir Putin has built up enormous popularity based on Russian nationalism. To take a soft approach in Ukraine risks that, but to go hard risks war with Europe, explains Thomas Ambrosio, professor of political science at North Dakota State University.

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Meet Jack Tilburn, the octogenarian firebrand holding fat cats to account

Meet Jack Tilburn, the octogenarian firebrand holding fat cats to account

Australia’s first shareholder activist is still holding court in AGMs around the country — but does he speak for all shareholders?

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No, chef! Rise up against restaurant tyranny

No, chef! Rise up against restaurant tyranny

When did the tables turn in fine dining? And how can you get a decent meal at a decent time with a decent number of courses without ingesting “fish milk”?

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Dutch grieve while ‘life goes on’

The Dutch have a reputation for being practical and level-headed, but shock and grief over MH17 run deep, writes Priya de Langen.

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In the calculus of war, children’s lives not worth much

For children caught in conflict zones, death is but the most extreme consequence; other lifelong consequences are commonly absent from our awareness, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson.

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Evolve or die: Australian Army envisions the future of warfare

Images of soldiers fused with bionic limbs and cybernetic upgrades seem absurd, but a new report says the future could hold a type of war made unrecognisable by technological change, writes Crikey intern Paul Millar.

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Tips and rumours

Rinehart sweats on $500 million repayment … holidays now science-free … when is a cigar not a cigar?

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Abbott had Murdoch’s ear before PPL bombshell — but papers did not fall in line

Abbott told Murdoch about his paid parental leave scheme before he told anyone else — not that you’d know it from the coverage in News Corp papers.

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AusAID loses ’900 years of experience’ as mandarins walk

The dissolution of AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs has driven scores of senior professionals out of the sector, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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Media briefs: Nine’s Kiwi dramas … bargain-bin blues … Johnston to Oz

Departing Fairfax editor Eric Johnston faces a bit opportunity at The Oz’s business desk. And other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Joe [Hockey] is very much admired within the party and across the nation..."

"That doesn't mean I like him, though. "

Malcolm Turnbull
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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