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Did Australia pay off people smugglers? Amnesty calls for royal commission

Did Australia pay off people smugglers? Amnesty calls for royal commission

Australian officials are accused of paying off people smugglers, which they will neither confirm nor deny.

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Rundle: this is how it ends for America’s Tony Abbott

Rundle: this is how it ends for America’s Tony Abbott

With Iowa done, the once-crowded Republican primaries are all but over for everyone but Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

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UK, Sweden fast running out of excuses to detain Assange

UK, Sweden fast running out of excuses to detain Assange

A UN panel finding that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained shines a light on the deliberate strategy of the UK and Swedish governments to leave him in legal limbo.

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‘An embarrassment or a disaster?’: journos weigh in on the gladiatorial interview

‘An embarrassment or a disaster?’: journos weigh in on the gladiatorial interview

Kerry O’Brien says journalists these days are going for shock tactics, rather than eliciting information. But is that a bad thing?

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Mayne: News Corp’s anti-ICAC campaign looking stranger by the day

Why is News Corp so obsessed with sinking NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption?

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Tips and rumours

Speeding Saudis … Pliberseks at war … GetUp gets it wrong

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Sex, drugs and Molly Meldrum: behind the scenes of counter-culture mag Go-Set

Phillip Frazer didn’t know a lot about music when he launched Go-Set with his friend Tony Schauble in 1966. But what a glorious ride it was.

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The enduring loneliness of BRW, Fairfax’s forgotten child

Former entrepreneurial powerhouse magazine BRW has just one employee. What is Fairfax going to do with the publication?

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CSIRO abandoning climate science nothing short of tragic

The proposed shift in focus of climate scientists at the CSIRO is nothing short of tragic, writes CEO of The Climate Institute, John Connor.

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Happy 40th, Press Council — the Twitter lynch mob has lots of complaints for you

The Press Council is turning 40 — and thanks to social media, it’s handling more complaints than ever.

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Media briefs: News goes real estate … bad news for Foxtel … please clap …

News and information at News Corp? Nah, let’s talk about real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"QLD's Labor Environment Minister thinks my idea to have managed cull of crocodiles in North QLD is crazy."

"If Joh was in charge we could shoot all the crocs we want. "

George Christensen
Election Deciders
The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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The campaign directors
1
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