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The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

Despite the unanimity that banking regulation needs to be improved, the government is involved in secret negotiations that would halt further financial regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

The media — and police — were quick to say that the Adelaide Crows coach had been “murdered”, and that his son was a suspect. Was that legal?

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Dear rural MPs: you wanted a timid Abbott, well, you got him

Dear rural MPs: you wanted a timid Abbott, well, you got him

Tony Abbott’s political recovery has come at the expense of his capacity to pursue any reform — and now backbenchers have found that that can be costly.

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Rundle: Labor’s gay marriage obsession proves the ALP is done

If Labor has nothing more progressive to offer than same-sex marriage, there is nothing left.

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Poll Bludger: can Abbott close polling gap before the election?

Tony Abbott has his work cut out for him trying to chase lost ground in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

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Pyne and Scullion say no sports for Indigenous kids

Sports and arts organisations have been told by the government not to hold sporting carnivals or festivals in remote areas to avoid distracting indigenous children from turning up to school.

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Tips and rumours: Seven and Nine go halves on choppers

Budget cuts take to the skies.

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Tips and rumours

Joint helicopters? … no carnivals, you’ll distract the kids … Tribunal problems …

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Greece should just use bitcoin. Actually, bitcoin can run the country

Greeks face a choice: stay in the euro or return to the drachma. But RMIT economics professor Jason Potts says there is a third option: bitcoin.

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Big Brother is watching (your grammar)

Who would watch Big Brother in this day and age? Maybe not who you might expect. Isabelle Burke explains how reality TV is proving to be an ideal way to study language.

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Department of Communications review into Mallah affair establishes … very little

There’s nothing very explosive in the Department of Communications report into the Zaky Mallah affair, writes The Mandarin journalist Stephen Easton.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"What is the difference between the Greens and ISIS? Not much. They both want to take us back to the Dark Ages."

"Islamic State is bad, therefore everything I don't like is equivalent to Islamic State. "

Jacquie Lambie
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

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