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‘We don’t know what to do’: Ukraine’s desperate cry for help

‘We don’t know what to do’: Ukraine’s desperate cry for help

Russia has invaded Ukrainian sovereignty, and without help it is unlikely Ukraine can hold off the Russian bear. Freelance journalist Charles McPhedran reports from Kiev.

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Rundle: Ricky Muir, a closet lefty unionist in revhead clothing

Rundle: Ricky Muir, a closet lefty unionist in revhead clothing

Tony Abbott hoped he’d be able to beguile the oddball crossbenchers in the Senate, but revelations about Ricky Muir’s unionist past could prove a sticking point.

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Indonesia agreement not exactly a win for Team Australia

Indonesia agreement not exactly a win for Team Australia

The anti-surveillance document we signed with Indonesia may be obsolete in a matter of months — so what’s the point of it?

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The strange silence of the business community on the gutting of the RET

The strange silence of the business community on the gutting of the RET

The business community is oddly silent as the government goes about killing investment and jobs as part of its ideological hatred of renewable energy.

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Qantas v Virgin: the kick-and-gouge, cut-throat brawl

Qantas isn’t the only airline in financial strife, as Virgin Australia releases its latest financial results.

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Radio without a host? It’s just not as classy, say listeners

Is a host the only difference between radio and a mixtape? That’s a question many of Classic FM’s staff and listeners are asking after the ABC radio station switched up its overnight programming in early August.

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Poll Bludger: a tale of two state Liberal governments

It is the best of times (for Mike Baird), it is the worst of times (for Denis Napthine). How is it that the NSW government is able to maintain the goodwill of voters, while its Victorian counterpart languishes?

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Rundle: Pyne’s bizarre free speech rhetoric a dog whistle to the IPA

Free speech on university campuses is crucial — but only if said free speech aligns with the government’s rhetoric.

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Geoff Shaw and the curious case of suspended sentences

Will Geoff Shaw be able to resume his seat, and will his apology to Parliament pass muster? Tony Lupton, former Labor member of Victorian Parliament, explains.

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Broadband is just a toy for bored geeks, right?

The Coalition’s independent NBN modelling appears to be based on spurious (and sometimes laughable) assumptions about the way Australians use the internet, now and in the future, writes board member of Electronic Frontiers Australia Colin Jacobs.

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Media briefs: Strewthwatchwatch … ABC cuts ‘substantial’ … Oz price hike …

Next week the Oz’s Monday-to-Friday cover price rises from $2.20 to $2.50. And other media tidbits of the day.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"The Prime Minister's already been very responsive to our other allies' requests for support."

"Tony wants to justify the huge expense of buying those F-35 fighter jets by showing off our armed forces. "

Christopher Pyne
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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