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Keane: the right time to dump Tony Abbott

Keane: the right time to dump Tony Abbott

Political debate is now focusing on the details of Abbott’s removal — who, how and most importantly, when.

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Could Newman stay premier if he loses his seat? It’s happened before

Could Newman stay premier if he loses his seat? It’s happened before

A premier who’s not even in parliament? It can happen — in Canada, it’s not even that unusual.

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Rundle: in Greece, on the cusp of history

Rundle: in Greece, on the cusp of history

Greece is a long way from saved, but the ascension of Syriza should provide a political road map for aspiring left-wing governments.

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Poll Bludger: perhaps Newman should have ditched Ashgrove (before it ditches him)

Poll Bludger: perhaps Newman should have ditched Ashgrove (before it ditches him)

Campbell Newman is polling badly in his seat of Ashgrove — it might have been wiser to depart the seat for a safer LNP one to ensure a stable transition to the new government.

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Why the Oz called Colleen McCullough fat and ugly in her obituary

An unnamed (and deceased) obituary writer has been handed the blame by those within the newspaper.

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In languid and broken Maryborough, a microcosm of Queensland’s problems

What is really at stake in tomorrow’s Queensland election? Freelance journalist James Rose reports from Maryborough.

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Tips and rumours

Mass sacking at South Australian DPC … another name to replace Newman … and what the trees think of the PM …

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Crikey Blogs | ASIA-PACIFIC|

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

There are now competing claims as to whether everything on the A320 had been properly maintained or not, with a new report indicating the pilots may have cut power to a critical computer system.

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Yingluck is right, democracy is dead in Thailand

The military junta that controls Thailand is looking every inch a dictatorship.

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An unlikely martyr emerges from Paris supermarket siege

Yoav Hattab, a 21-year-old Tunisian Jew, was murdered in a kosher supermarket on the day of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Eyewitness accounts show that he died a hero, trying to protect his fellow hostages, writes freelance journalist Ken Haley.

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Reserve Bank goes back to the bad old days

The Reserve Bank appears once again to be playing favourites by breaching its own communications policy on the direction of monetary policy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Media briefs: Grauniad watch … video is king … the final verdict …

What is it with The Guardian telling us what to do? And other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"One of the reasons why so many members of the team are able to perform so well is because they have got a very good captain."

"Taking credit for the achievements of my colleagues is the only way for me to get voters to like me. "

Tony Abbott
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
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The unionists
4
The lobbyists
5
The ad creatives
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The money bags
7
The TV directors
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The tabloid editors
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Womens Agenda

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Property Observer

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