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‘Pervasive culture of secrecy’: how Immigration ignores abuse on Nauru

‘Pervasive culture of secrecy’: how Immigration ignores abuse on Nauru

Outsourcing of accountability and poor contracts have enabled the Department of Immigration to remain ignorant of sexual and child abuse on Nauru, a senate committee has found.

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Rundle: worst Australian government ever, proven by science

Rundle: worst Australian government ever, proven by science

No, really. This is the actual worst one. But just for fun, let’s look at the other contenders …

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Brandis giveth, taketh away: govt to keep promised data retention money

Brandis giveth, taketh away: govt to keep promised data retention money

Telcos had been promised $131 million to help them allow the government to spy on Australian citizens. But hey look, now the government is going to keep some of that money after all.

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Torres media snub a blessing in disguise

Torres media snub a blessing in disguise

The Prime Minister did not invite the local media to join his official delegation during his recent Torres Strait trip, but thanks to the generosity of the community the local paper was able to be present anyway.

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Aussie journo happy to be free, but anger at Reuters lingers

Thailand-based journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian have been found not guilty by a Thai court. While it is a relief, they say Reuters has a lot to answer for.

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Quelle surprise — government hands big banks a tax win

The government has delivered another win for the big banks, dumping a tax that Joe Hockey supported just months ago, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Tips and rumours

Is Peter Hastie Andrew Hastie’s dad? … drinking the Kool-Aid … questions surround Hazelwood fire …

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TPG begins raiding iiNet. Yep! TPG begins raiding iiNet!

TPG is making iiNet more like itself, overseeing an exodus of executives and putting a freeze on new spending.

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GDP shocker will rattle government

A poor GDP outcome for the June quarter will put further pressure on a government ostensibly committed to a “jobs and growth” political recovery, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

Serving mediocre, overpriced junk food might not be the worst offence committed by 7-Eleven. Former employees are claiming systemic underpayment. Crikey intern Marc Sudholz explains.

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Media briefs: Rupert Murdoch’s pay cut … desperate friends … Turkish media crackdown …

Rupert Murdoch has been hit with a 41% pay cut. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: gone are the spoils … casino revenues boil … where’s Canada’s oil? …

We’re not even riding the wake of the resources boom anymore; it’s all but vanished. And other business tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"The reality is that there is a bit of a jihad being conducted by Fairfax at the moment."

"Waaah waaaah Fairfax said mean things about me! Also terrorism word!"

Peter Dutton
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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