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Rundle: dispatches from Hawaii, where Obama’s legacy hangs in the balance

Rundle: dispatches from Hawaii, where Obama’s legacy hangs in the balance

Crikey’s writer-at-large is in Obama’s home state, surveying the Democrats’ chances of holding onto anything of their legacy. He is most certainly not sitting in a luau bar and contemplating surfing.

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Should Labor have backed Clive’s War on Campbell?

Should Labor have backed Clive’s War on Campbell?

Labor’s support for Clive Palmer’s inquiry into the Newman government is a politically rational response to the Coalition’s behaviour.

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ABC board talks potential program cuts, with Holmes not invited

ABC board talks potential program cuts, with Holmes not invited

Hundreds of ABC supporters gathered outside the broadcaster’s Ultimo HQ this morning to urge the board to save Lateline and a host of other ABC programs.

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Korea’s ‘free trade’ commitment to keep Australians out

Korea’s ‘free trade’ commitment to keep Australians out

Australia’s “free trade agreement” with South Korea establishes a remarkable disparity between Koreans working in Australia and Australians working in Korea.

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China’s ABC bullying part of a long game

Relations with China are at a nadir due to the Abbott government’s embrace of Japan. Beijing’s threats to the ABC are just part of the strategy.

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Poll Bludger: doctors, nurses and teachers look set to turf Newman out

In his own seat of Ashgrove, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s primary vote is in the doldrums. Will the LNP lose its leader at the next election?

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The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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Media briefs: Dempster v Mitchell … real estate empires … ‘insiders’ say thanks …

News Corp ties its future (further) to real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Does who you know matter at the ABC? … call centre jobs go at Westpac … Abbott is always watching Wyatt …

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‘An angel masquerading as governor’: Marie Bashir leaves a grateful NSW behind

NSW’s first female governor, Marie Bashir, will be replaced tomorrow by a military man. Bashir leaves behind plenty of goodwill — and knows a thing or two about fixing a tap.

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An English-speaking German and a Francophone Estonian walk into a bar …

When it comes to intercultural, cross-lingual comedy, the joke can often be lost in translation. Steele Rudd, an Australian freelance writer based in Scotland, explains.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"I think [gambling] is mostly immoral, from the point of view of the service provider."

"It might be immoral, but opening a casino would keep MONA's doors open. "

David Walsh
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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