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Data retention laws will get worse, with VPNs the only winners

Data retention laws will get worse, with VPNs the only winners

Australians are always moving to hide themselves from mass surveillance. That’s why security agencies won’t stop at data retention.

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Why the media breached Bayley’s suppression order

Why the media breached Bayley’s suppression order

Jill Meagher’s murderer was charged with more horrific crimes after the Meagher case was concluded. But a broad-ranging suppression order tried to prevent the Victorian media from reporting on his insidious history.

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What if the real threat on an airplane is inside the cockpit?

What if the real threat on an airplane is inside the cockpit?

We have always worried about keeping baddies out of the cockpit. Should we start worrying about who is inside?

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Razer: nevermind sugar, Paleo pushers need to quit bullshit, before it kills kids

Razer: nevermind sugar, Paleo pushers need to quit bullshit, before it kills kids

After a day of reproachful messages suggesting that Helen Razer was so mentally unwell that she needed a detox, she held forth to cleanse the toxins. This is her enema.

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Mayne: Corbett finally backs a successor at Fairfax

It can be tricky to find a suitable board replacement for yourself, but Roger Corbett has finally done it.

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A desperate Foley plays the race card

There is so much Labor could be campaigning on in NSW. And yet it has chosen to alienate Asian-Australian voters instead.

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Tips and rumours

NSW elections gets silly in final stretch … Latham’s new audience … working is just not cricket …

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Poll Bludger: Sydney Liberal holdouts could quash Labor’s dreams

While Labor will win back many seats lost in their 2011 landslide defeat, Premier Mike Baird’s Liberal Party will almost certainly retain government.

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Meet the micro-parties and oddballs campaigning for your vote

From parking meters to mosques, Crikey canvasses some of the pet hates of candidates running for office in tomorrow’s NSW poll.

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Media briefs: hold the outrage … hail Fellowes … they like Mike …

Everyone joins Team Baird. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on the future of the media

Print is heading on an inexorable spiral to death,” says Crikey’s cheerful founder.

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Business bites: govt lags … Twiggy cops slag … oil price flags …

The Reserve Bank says Abbott must start investing in new schooling infrastructure. And other business tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"We need to do what we can to cut Australia's high costs. That's where the Australian Government should come in."

"The government should subsidise my business costs so I can make more money, which I won't repay in tax. "

Gina Rinehart
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
2
The spinners
3
The unionists
4
The lobbyists
5
The ad creatives
6
The money bags
7
The TV directors
8
The tabloid editors
9

Womens Agenda

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Smart Company

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StartupSmart

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Property Observer

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