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DFAT needs to explain itself over ‘superinjunction’ debacle

DFAT needs to explain itself over ‘superinjunction’ debacle

The Department of Foreign Affairs’ attempt to gag debate over a bribery scandal has blown up in its face. It should explain its role in the Victorian Supreme Court superinjunction.

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Schadenfreude and champers at Obeid book launch

Schadenfreude and champers at Obeid book launch

There were drinks all round and plenty of “toldjasos” at the launch of He Who Must Be Obeid.

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Applying for 40 jobs? There’ll be an AppApp for that

Applying for 40 jobs? There’ll be an AppApp for that

The government’s scheme to force job-seekers to send 40 applications a month will definitely increase employment — among entrepreneurial app developers.

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What Murdoch really gets out of Time Warner (and it’s not Westeros)

What Murdoch really gets out of Time Warner (and it’s not Westeros)

Why does Rupert Murdoch want to buy Time Warner? It’s not for HBO — he might just want to take on a little American network called ESPN. Crikey business writers Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer explain.

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‘Terrorism is terrorism’ — until it’s not

Expanding anti-terrorism laws to include “promotion” of terrorism is fraught with dangers — especially when some countries define good journalism as terrorism.

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The (attempted) exorcism of Eddie Obeid

The NSW Labor Party wants to present Eddie Obeid as one bad apple. But this, of course, is nonsense, writes NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell.

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Tips and rumours

Green Square development not so healthy … a whistleblowing history … lols with Young Liberals …

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Razer’s Class Warfare: this week in atheist fundamentalist idiocy

Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are beating us over the head with blunt and meaningless references — it’s been a bad week in atheism.

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‘No future for me in West Papua’: activist flees to Australia after ‘abduction’ attempt

A West Papuan activist has fled to Australia in fear for her safety after giving testimony to an Australian tribunal into the 1998 Biak massacre by Indonesian forces.

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Mayne: Woodside discloses proxies early, special Shell deal headed for defeat

Early proxies disclosure ahead of “knife-edge” Woodside vote tomorrow sets new precedent for an ASX 100 company.

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Media briefs: down and down at the Oz … ducking the issue … 1300 jobs lost …

The escalator of decline returns, and what was that about a duck? And other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"When jobs are sparse, it means you've got to apply for more jobs to get a job."

"I don't understand how supply and demand works. "

Eric Abetz
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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