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A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence

A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence

Jonathan Moylan deserved the sentence he got — do the crime, do the time. But the bigger lie is the one spread by the coal industry — that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels.

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The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The evidence is in: copyright net censorship just won’t work

The government’s key proposal to halt filesharing has demonstrably failed overseas, and has dangerous implications for free speech.

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<em>Courier-Mail</em> v Tony Fitzgerald: Murdoch tab lays down gauntlet

Courier-Mail v Tony Fitzgerald: Murdoch tab lays down gauntlet

Former royal commissioner Tony Fitzgerald has criticsed Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and The Courier-Mail’s pro-LNP bias and has been lambasted for his trouble, writes freelance journalist Alex Mitchell.

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Muted celebrations for the end (or is it?) of Ramadan

Muted celebrations for the end (or is it?) of Ramadan

While the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is usually marked by parties, this year Australian Muslims will also observe it with prayers for Muslims in Iraq, Syria and Gaza.

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Rundle: the tortured moral philosophy of offshore detention

Degrading the distinction between action and the consequences of non-action undermines all morality. Crikey’s writer-at-large parses the moral arguments for offshore detention and the current bombing of Gaza.

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Once a tosspot always a tosspot: Oz journo Ean Higgins still persona non grata in NZ

The Australian journo Ean Higgins nominates a controversial episode in New Zealand four years ago as his finest in journalism, but others count it as an immortal example of Aussie arrogance.

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Talking points and staying on message: life in The Thick of It

Just how close do the sitcoms come to the real-life relationship between the media, ministers and the public? Rebecca Douglas shares her experience on life in the public service.

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Media briefs: Switzer leaves Speccie Oz … fact-checking Davies … FT sales buried …

The Spectator Australia’s founding editor is stepping down. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

AFP deployment untrained and inexperienced … clouds over Telstra job losses … Lachlan shown the door at News Corp …

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China ‘recovery’ more a dead cat bounce

The one sector that is not seeing growth is the one most important to Australian mining: housing in China.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"This is a humanitarian mission led by the Dutch... that is the only reason for our presence in Ukraine."

"We're not in Ukraine to fight Russia, despite all that stuff Abbott said about Putin. "

Julie Bishop
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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