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Abbott’s (and Shorten’s) lies lead Australia to a sinister place

Abbott’s (and Shorten’s) lies lead Australia to a sinister place

The government has based its extensions of national security powers, and its involvement in Iraq, on lies. And they will damage us like the previous Iraq war damaged us.

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From Peppa Pig to Lateline: what’s the strategy behind leaked ABC cuts?

From Peppa Pig to Lateline: what’s the strategy behind leaked ABC cuts?

Whether or not they’re intended as such, ABC program cuts put the pressure on Malcolm Turnbull.

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Kicking the expats (and Germaine kicks back) in <em>Brilliant Creatures</em>
Crikey | FILM & TV|

Kicking the expats (and Germaine kicks back) in Brilliant Creatures

ABC1’s soon-to-conclude Brilliant Creatures provides a much-needed opportunity to think about the limits of our civic conversation.

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MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?
Crikey | ART & DESIGN|

MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?

Freelance writer Bert Spinks takes the bus to the suburbs surrounding MONA — and finds there are some uncomfortable juxtapositions.

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‘Cheap’ fossil fuels will cost us billions

Like many up-front bargains, there are higher costs down the track associated with fossil fuels.

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Essential: voters back Iraq action — but think it will increase terrorism

Voters are backing the government’s decision to return to the Iraq War, but they believe it will make them less safe from terrorism, despite what the government says.

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By ignoring Muslim voices, Australia is losing the war on terror

Our government’s tendency to treat radicalised Muslims as somehow worse than radicalised Christians has squandered the trust of the Islamic community, writes lawyer, author and commentator Irfan Yusuf.

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Essendon’s wings melt as ASADA brings it crashing back to earth

A judge has found that ASADA’s investigation into Essendon Football Club was perfectly legal. The question is, why did Essendon’s high-powered legal team not consider this possibility? Melbourne-based writer David Ward reports.

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Crikey Blogs | LINKS| UNLOCK?

Why committing to the East West Link is a very bad idea

The public focus on what Labor might do if it were to win the election has deflected attention away from where the key responsibility lies: with the Napthine government.

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Abbott’s ‘health crisis’ myth busted by the numbers

New data suggests individuals are already paying more and governments less on health, so why do we need higher co-payments? An anonymous senior health policy analyst and regular Croakey contributor explains.

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Tips and rumours

Who’s going to war? … Twitter marketing set to confuse … Take a leaf out of our book …

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Why on Earth is [Bernardi], this out-of-touch, out-of-line senator on a rampage with his ignorant and stupid comments?"

"Why does this Senator get more media attention than me, the leader of the Opposition?"

Bill Shorten
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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