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Want economic reform? Here’s someone who could deliver it

Want economic reform? Here’s someone who could deliver it

Effective implementation of an economic reform agenda requires voter trust and a capacity to communicate effectively, Only one Liberal possesses those qualities.

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Did he or didn’t he? Heydon plays hard to get with unions, with hearing delayed again

Did he or didn’t he? Heydon plays hard to get with unions, with hearing delayed again

Even more evidence has emerged that Dyson Heydon knew the event he was due to speak at was a Liberal Party fundraiser. But he’s not in any hurry to recuse himself …

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With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

UNSW’s Tharunka is no longer going to have an elected student editor. Is this the end of it as a boundary-pushing voice for students?

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Rundle: Abbott should back the Kurds and their ranks of foreign fighters

Rundle: Abbott should back the Kurds and their ranks of foreign fighters

Before we talk airstrikes, Abbott needs to be held to account on the greatest hypocrisy to date: the prosecution of Australian people willing to join and fight with the Kurds.

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LIVE BLOG Out of the bunker

Join Crikey at the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival

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‘This is just ridiculous’: telcos miss data retention deadline

What happens to telecommunications companies that miss the August 13 deadline to get their plans for data retention in to the government? No one really knows.

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Tips and rumours

Ben Eltham locked out, but we still have the goss from Brandis’ chinwag … Groundhog gay …

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Poll Bludger: is Abbott setting himself up for a fall in Canning?

Bill Shorten has set the bar to claim Labor victory very low for the Canning byelection. But the Prime Minister may well be grasping at straws.

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Investment figures offer some hope of a non-mining rebound

Ignore the gloomsters — yesterday’s capital expenditure figures showed signs of a tentative lift in the non-mining sector of the economy, and that’s good news, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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More students flock to journalism courses — but jobs are another matter

Students are enrolling in journalism courses in greater numbers. But they may find themselves writing snappy slogans for soft-drink companies rather than breaking front-page news.

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If oil prices are tumbling, why is petrol so damn expensive?

Remember when petrol was under $1 a litre? If oil prices are continuing to drop, why have does it cost so much to fill up these days? Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.

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Why cheater details ‘leaked’, but terrorists are ‘hackers’

About half the stories mentioning the Ashley Madison data dump used the term “leak”, bringing to mind whistleblowers revealing information in the public interest. So why was an Islamic State data dump called a “hack”?

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Media briefs: authoritarian democracy … a campaign of intimidation … a very specific skills shortage …

Guess what, Miranda Devine is not a fan of Gayby Baby. Yawn.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans..."

"They are wrong on women's rights, but right about using the threat of terrorism in campaigning."

Hillary Clinton
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
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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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