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Rundle: Keating conjures a nude Bob Hawke, political midgets at book launch

Rundle: Keating conjures a nude Bob Hawke, political midgets at book launch

An opportunistic Paul Keating has used the launch of former Labor cabinet minister Gareth Evans’ new memoir to further his public attack on Bob Hawke’s prime ministership.

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Time to codify, not just extend, national security powers

Time to codify, not just extend, national security powers

If our security agencies always act within the law, codification of their extensive surveillance powers shouldn’t be a threat to them.

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Tinkler’s last roll of the dice to get back into the coal game

Tinkler’s last roll of the dice to get back into the coal game

Nathan Tinkler wants back into the coal industry. But with three days left to raise some $40 million, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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Department of Australia: Bureau of Regret

Department of Australia: Bureau of Regret

Melbourne’s lord mayor has had a very hard day with the Twitter. Plus… @Sharri2000 unmasked!

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How long can News Corp keep up the juggling act?

News Corp has been able to shelter its financial health thanks to some wily tax planning, but if the company is finally compelled to swing the axe, Amplify will be the first to go. Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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Macquarie Uni takes students to court over $600,000 in union money

A curious legal stoush reignites the debate around voluntary student unionism as Macquarie Uni litigates against one of its own student organisations in a bid to retrieve $600,000.

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Vindictive, self-serving tosh: the Oz v the Press Council a phoney war

They sky is not falling, and the Australian media world will continue to turn despite News Corp picking a fight with the Press Council.

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Infographic: politicians and their properties

Our politicians have pretty impressive property portfolios, according to parliamentary documents.

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Tips and rumours

Fairfax’s new app … the Markson and Williams video that wasn’t … Joe Hockey’s staffing rumours …

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Media briefs: Seven results … medical dramas … revenge best served icy …

Reckon you’d be more efficient if you could only hear some typewriters? And other media tidbits of the day.

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iSentia index: the Miley, Clive and Abbott show

The twerk team assembled this week, as media focus turned back home after weeks of foreign news.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"[In China], all of the alternatives to coal are growing very strongly."

"If China doesn't want our coal, we are in big trouble. "

Ross Garnaut
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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