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Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

The government’s intervention in Iraq has been agreed without the claimed support of Iraq. But Labor is docilely following Abbott.

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‘They don’t control us’: Disney takes on News

‘They don’t control us’: Disney takes on News

If the price of maintaining News Corp’s support is that the Press Council can’t be effective, it’s not worth having the money, the chairman of the Press Council told Crikey.

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Shades of Rudd mark II in Dump Robbo campaign
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Shades of Rudd mark II in Dump Robbo campaign

The News Corp press (and Crikey!) have been rubbishing NSW Labor leader John Robertson in a campaign that looks a lot like Gillard’s knifing, writes NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell.

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Rundle: the real target in Iraq intervention is not IS, but Iran

Rundle: the real target in Iraq intervention is not IS, but Iran

When it comes to the Islamic State, media and politicians are currently engaging in a competition to out-sententious each other. As always, the bluster and rhetoric hide more grievous atrocities and some harsh geopolitical realities.

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Why is Colin Barnett the only one who wants a gas hub at James Price Point?

James Price Point looms as another zombie fossil fuel project — but that’s not stopping the WA Premier.

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China’s housing bubble is bursting — and Australia should be very worried

Australia depends on the Chinese housing market for more than just iron ore and steel — our entire economy will feel the shock waves of China’s property bubble bursting.

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Our land is girt by oil-rich sea … that we steal from East Timor

Australia has been stealing billions of dollars from one of our poorest neighbours, writes Clinton Fernandes, associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Canberra and specialist in Australian foreign policy.

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Hawks turn dovish on upcoming Iraq invasion

Plenty of usually right-wing commentators seem to have taken a jump to the Left on the issue of whether Australia should commit troops to Iraq this time around. Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian gets the lay of the land.

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Sex addict neurosurgeon bought cocaine from brothel, leaked docs show

Former neurosurgeon Suresh Nair, who was found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a prostitute in his apartment, bought drugs from a brothel in Sydney, new documents reveal.

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Kim Williams goes to the dogs (tastefully, of course)

This morning Kim Williams launched his new book, Rules of Engagement, which focuses more on family, wine, sport and good living, rather than his tumble from the News Corp roost.

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Tips and rumours

Shaz learns that Jews can support Palestine … MPs and their mates … what’s next for Nimbin Museum?

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"We support these amendments because we must remove the mining tax."

"Did you really think a party run by Clive Palmer would vote any other way?"

Glenn Lazarus
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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