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Lockheed wins out over taxpayers in the F-35 procurement nightmare

Lockheed wins out over taxpayers in the F-35 procurement nightmare

The history of the F-35 is that of a defence procurement disaster. But contrary to the claims of the Pentagon, the program is still not under control.

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My life on the black list: Indonesia’s tight grip on visas continues

My life on the black list: Indonesia’s tight grip on visas continues

Crikey’s international affairs commentator has been banned from travelling to Indonesia — again. The government is still nervous about the work of academics and reporters.

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Sub-hub Pagemasters’ jilted bride could come back to haunt

Sub-hub Pagemasters’ jilted bride could come back to haunt

Outsourced subediting company Pagemasters walked away from a deal with an Asian consortium. It’s now looking for other Australian suitors — Pagemasters might come off second-best in the competition.

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An Australian killed, to the studied indifference of his government

An Australian killed, to the studied indifference of his government

An Australian has been killed overseas. But the federal government is strangely incurious about it, and has nothing to say about it. Its ideology is getting in the way.

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Crikey Clarifier: are the F-35s a bunch of white (flying) elephants?

Why are spending $12 billion on military planes with a history of faults? Andrew Davies, a senior defence analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, explains.

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Australia is swaggering, unarmed, in the global currency war

The Australian dollar isn’t losing against commodity competitors but manufacturing and service economies. So how long will it last and can anything be done about it?

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Essential: pensions, ABC cuts and what an ‘other’ voter looks like

Voters oppose cuts to the ABC or raising the pension age, today’s Essential Report finds. It also gives us an insight into the minds of Palmer United Party and other independent voters.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: mediaeval science … victim blaming … strong women …

George Brandis is once again standing up for those who need it least. Plus whether we should get rid of private school funding and a political candidate with some horrific views on domestic violence.

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iSentia index: Royals, Direct Action and a premier cut down

NSW politics dominated national news this week, catapulting plenty of NSW politicians into the Index for the first time.

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Tips and rumours

Jewish links to parliament … Will and Kate, is it OK to take pics of Uluru? … unique O’Farrell protest …

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Media briefs: Greens’ ad pulled … Sat Paper expands … Bard B-day …

The Greens say The Sydney Morning Herald pulled their ad because of bias. The paper’s editors say the ad muddled advertising and editorial. Plus other media tidbits …

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"People on incomes like mine, or a reporter on $300,000 or $400,000 a year - should we expect to go to the doctor for free?"

"I really have no idea what journalists earn, yet I've determined $6 is a reasonable fee for a doctor's visit."

Peter Dutton
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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