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Morrison fumes, Cambodia asylum seeker deal stalls

Morrison fumes, Cambodia asylum seeker deal stalls

Australia’s plan to send refugees to Cambodia might not come to fruition, as the Cambodian government is dragging its feet.

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Abbott, the nervy pugilist who may or may not have taken us to war

Abbott, the nervy pugilist who may or may not have taken us to war

Tony Abbott’s eagerness to get involved in the “war” against Islamic State obscures how little we know what we’re doing in Iraq, or with whom we’re doing it.

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Crikey Clarifier: what exactly is a high terror alert?

Crikey Clarifier: what exactly is a high terror alert?

On Friday Prime Minister Tony Abbott raised the terror threat level to “high”, suggesting a terrorist attack is “likely”. Should we all be at panic stations? Crikey intern Toli Papadopoulos explains.

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Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

There is nothing like the heady mix of sex and death, and if you throw in some terrorism and betrayal of “our” values, the Western media just can’t resist.

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War, what is it good for? Big bank investments

Some of Australia’s biggest financial institutions stand to make a killing from the return to Iraq.

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Foreign journos in China report three-fold increase in the harassment of sources

The foreign correspondent’s body says it fears China is rapidly eroding the progress it made in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympics, when many restrictions on foreign press were relaxed for the first time.

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Why Labor bit the bullet and dumped the East West Link

Labor’s recent announcement that it will now oppose the East West Link is not so much a reversal of position as the outcome of a flawed initial decision, writes former Victorian Labor MP Tony Lupton.

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Shorten puts on the union schtick for ASC workers, but he doesn’t pull it off

Bill Shorten tried to gee up workers at South Australia’s ASC, but it was a few soundbites with little substance, writes InDaily political reporter Tom Richardson.

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Tips and rumours

Police and security forces react to high terror alert … Summers sends flowers to MacCullum … Lycra fashion faux pas

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Mayne: as Crown heads to its AGM, plenty of questions to answer

There are many oddities buried in Crown’s annual report, such as John Alexander’s role on the board and why Andrew Demetriou is not up for election.

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Meet the ex-Trot who is begging Scotland to stay

Alistair Darling, an Edinburgh Labour MP and former chancellor of the Exchequer, is chair of Better Together, the umbrella organisation leading the “No” campaign against Scotland’s independence in Thursday’s referendum. Freelance journalist Alex Mitchell reports.

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Media briefs: Nancy errs … Bolt Watch … takeover furphies …

Spoken word cartoons, and other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"There are some low lives in this world [who leak News Corp documents]."

"It's ok when people leak documents to us, but leaking our own documents to others is treason. "

Julian Clarke
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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