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Abbott finally breaks cover — just a little

Abbott finally breaks cover — just a little

After several days of relative silence, Tony Abbott emerged today to deal with two issues that were dominating debate.

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Tabloid print and radio fly away with Bishop scandal

Tabloid print and radio fly away with Bishop scandal

Bronwyn Bishop’s fondness for helicopters has won her an enormous amount of media coverage, particularly in the tabloid press and on talkback.

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Could Robb have protected Australia from corporate lawsuits?

Could Robb have protected Australia from corporate lawsuits?

Other states have grappled with the issues around investor-state dispute settlement. Andrew Robb has failed to learn from them.

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On Goodes, Reclaim Australia and the Great Lathaming

On Goodes, Reclaim Australia and the Great Lathaming

Good lord, it just gets worse with trying to defend those who boo Adam Goodes. And what is up with taxi seatbelts?

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Tips and rumours

Bernie Finn very concerned about uteruses and shirts … Is Joe Hockey partying in Bendigo? … and which pollie is partial to fluffy restraints? …

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Poll Bludger: meet Christine Milne’s replacement

Nick McKim has held a seat for the outer Hobart division of Franklin in the state’s lower house since 2002. But who is he, exactly?

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Are people who arrive by boat really queue jumpers?

If you are not supposed to come to Australia to seek asylum by boat, how are you meant to do it? Immigration solicitor Kerry Murphy explains.

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Infographic: refugee visas in Australia more lottery than queue

Just 0.5% of the world refugee population are offered resettlement, so it’s not really a matter of queuing, more hoping you number comes up. Infographic designer Jake Stevens demonstrates the problem.

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Malaysia mired in corruption, but Australia only sees dollar signs

Malaysia’s government is in crisis with allegations of corruption coming thick and fast. But of course, no one is suggesting the country pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Who owned the suitcase found next to MH370 debris?

The question of what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 just gets more mysterious.

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Media briefs: prepare for the Sun King! … paper by paper … losses at The Guardian

All hail the Sun King! Tomorrow, it’s August, and the mind turns to yet another Royal Entry. This time by the Sun King himself, Rupert Murdoch, along with his promising offspring, Lachlan and James, in tow, all descending on these shores in under a fortnight’s time. So make sure you keep an eye on the Old […]

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Business bites: the boom in Spain … no more Irish pain … oil profits drain …

Guess whose economy is performing better than Australia’s? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"I won't be resigning but I will be working very hard to make sure that I mean my apology ..."

"I'm not sorry, but I will pay back the money to shut you all up."

Bronwyn Bishop
Election Deciders
The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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The campaign directors
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The strategists
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The spinners
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The unionists
4
The lobbyists
5
The ad creatives
6
The money bags
7
The TV directors
8
The tabloid editors
9

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