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Don’t worry, big polluters, Hunt’s ‘safeguard mechanism’ won’t cost you a thing

Don’t worry, big polluters, Hunt’s ‘safeguard mechanism’ won’t cost you a thing

Pumping out more and more carbon emissions has never been easier than under Greg Hunt’s pointless “safeguard” mechanism.

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Rundle: Abbott’s Nazi comparison a mess of his own making

Rundle: Abbott’s Nazi comparison a mess of his own making

Abbott may be the first politician who used the Holocaust as an example of something that was not actually that bad.

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‘The school did the wrong thing’: harrowing evidence from child abuse royal commission

‘The school did the wrong thing’: harrowing evidence from child abuse royal commission

Geelong Grammar has been dealing with allegations of child abuse in a proactive way, asking former students to address the royal commission.

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Keeping up with the Abbott era of comedy-politics is hard

Keeping up with the Abbott era of comedy-politics is hard

The government’s current performance is so appalling what were once show-stopping political moments now go by barely noticed.

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Trade union royal commission a tortured and costly pantomime

By deciding not to recuse himself from the trade union royal commisison, Dyson Heydon is now vulnerable to union attacks.

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Tips and rumours

Mike Baird has the sads … IPA up for an award … Hastie won’t be drawn on religion …

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China flexes its military muscle, the world shakes

China’s militarism represents a very real problem for the region, but there’s already a much hotter war underway in cyberspace.

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Time for creativity as deflation and low interest rates stretch ahead

The challenges of low growth, low interest rates and, potentially, deflation, all illustrate the need for Australia to get creative with encouraging growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Media briefs: Quaedvlieg’s hand-holding … Prison Post … Trump looms …

Quaedvlieg’s hand-holding. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has, in recent days, been on a crusade against Fairfax and the ABC, who he accuses of being on a “jihad” to bring down the government. He repeated his comments, first made on Monday, on Ray Hadley’s 2GB show: “All I can say is the reaction to the Australian […]

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Mayne: crunch time for 1 million Aussies in bank capital raisings

Why Stephen Mayne will be giving the ANZ share purchase plan offer a miss.

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Are giant supermarkets making us fat?

A study comparing eight countries concludes there’s a very strong correlation between obesity and the size of supermarkets. The authors suggest large supermarkets emphasise quantity over quality

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Business bites: watch out … recession rout … coal going south …

If we’re on the verge of recession, why are car sales going so well? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"The Nazis did terrible evil but they had a sufficient sense of shame to try to hide it."

"I don't really know what happened anywhere in the world before yesterday."

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
6
The money bags
7
The TV directors
8
The tabloid editors
9

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