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Rundle: Gough crashed through and crashed — and he made Australia what it will ever be

Rundle: Gough crashed through and crashed — and he made Australia what it will ever be

The conservative fantasy of an entirely free market will never come to pass in Australia — and we can thank Gough Whitlam for that.

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Gough: where modern politics started

Gough: where modern politics started

Gough Whitlam wasn’t merely a giant figure in Labor: he was a key politician in the transition to contemporary politics.

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The ABC debate: why Beecher and <em>Crikey</em> fear the ABC

The ABC debate: why Beecher and Crikey fear the ABC

Eric Beecher is “asking tough questions about the ABC” for the same reason many commercial media proprietors do — fear of competition.

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Why George Brandis wants to throw me in jail

Why George Brandis wants to throw me in jail

I travelled to Iraq to see the effects of the war being waged in my name. But under the Foreign Fighters Bill, I could be prosecuted and jailed — and I would have no defence, writes freelance journalist Dan Moss.

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Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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From Medicare to the dismissal: Whitlam’s five most memorable moments

Gough Whitlam changed the Labor Party — and Australia. Crikey intern Tom Heath takes a look at the most memorable moments.

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Mayne: why is the Oz spinning for an overpaid and underworked Rinehart?

Gina Rinehart’s abysmal attendance record at Ten Network board meetings has been conveniently omitted from the glowing coverage of her in The Australian.

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Media briefs: $50K to buy the paper … BBC in Oz … Spectator takes on ABC …

Competitions sure help those circulations figures. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Essential: voters happy with government’s Ebola response

Voters back the government’s unwillingness to send personnel to respond to Ebola in west Africa, but aren’t happy about the economy and the Coalition’s recent momentum has faded.

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Virgin’s $1 acquisition of Tiger changes the game

Virgin is doubling down on its low-cost carrier, just as Singapore Airlines devotes all its attention to killing Jetstar in Asia.

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Tips and rumours

Vale Gough Whitlam … Green paper with no climate change … Senate estimates goings on …

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Tinkler’s studs go to auction, with creditors — and the ATO — lining up

Former billionaire Nathan Tinkler will try to unload four horse properties — but with numerous outstanding debts, it’s unlikely Tinkler will get to keep much of the cash. Property Observer’s Jonathan Chancellor and Crikey’s Paddy Manning report.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"One temptation is hostile rigidity, the willingness to close oneself inside the written word instead of letting God surprise us."

"I've had it with these Cardinals not letting me push through reforms that would make the church more welcoming. "

Pope Francis
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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