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Cockpit security has been turned inside out by Germanwings crash
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Cockpit security has been turned inside out by Germanwings crash

Cockpit security used to be about keeping the baddies out of them. From today it is also going to be about preventing a rogue pilot from being alone in them.

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Exclusive: Fraser’s progressive vision for a new political party

Exclusive: Fraser’s progressive vision for a new political party

Malcolm Fraser was avidly working on founding a new political party, Renew Australia, founded on the principles of social justice, progressive democracy and escaping the long arm of the United States.

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Rob Oakeshott: with no ‘plan B’, nothing in NSW — or Canberra — will get done
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Rob Oakeshott: with no ‘plan B’, nothing in NSW — or Canberra — will get done

Political parties are good at making big, sweeping promises in the lead-up to an election. But as former independent federal MP Rob Oakeshott asks, does everyone forget the upper house?

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Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

Paleo is a stupid cult, and it is killing people

A toxic mix of scientism and a delusional belief in pseudo-history have created a world in which we pick and choose easy “answers”, rather than search for actual knowledge.

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RBA on Australian banks: don’t trust ‘em

The RBA has some choice words for Australian banks, and they would do well to sit up and pay attention.

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Tips and rumours

The Small Business Minister is in the shadow of his higher-profile (and better-looking) colleague, but he doesn’t mind. Plus other whispers and innuendo …

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Poll Bludger: ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Mike Baird propping up popularity of embattled PM

NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird is seen by many as a down-to-earth everyman to the extent that, instead of Tony Abbott’s image dragging Baird down, Baird’s popularity is lifting Tony up.

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Exclusive: Gerry Harvey gets richer while small shareholders miss out

Gerry Harvey’s small shareholders did not take up the opportunity to participate in an equity raising at a heavily discounted price. But Harvey himself sure did.

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Mia Freedman’s dad takes on Guy Rundle

Crikey readers, including the father of one of Australia’s most successful businesswomen, discuss issues of the day.

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Fraser’s final political legacy looked forward and back

At his death, Malcolm Fraser was preparing for another act in his political life, with a party intended to address the deep disenchantment of many Australians toward politics.

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Digital disruptions: Amanda Gome

Few in Australian journalism combine old-media clout with digital entrepreneurial fervour in quite the same way as Amanda Gome.

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How the Western media supports terrorism

Daesh supporters post gruesome photographs on social media to spread propaganda. And the Western media have been very willing to help out with that.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"With a greater appreciation of where the priorities lie, we are taking what you might call a nuanced approach."

"We thought we could sneak through cuts to the Aboriginal Legal Service, but we got busted."

George Brandis
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
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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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Property Observer

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