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Brandis to be able to fund arts companies in secret

Brandis to be able to fund arts companies in secret

Who will get funding from the new Programme for Excellence? Only George Brandis knows.

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Liberal war over same-sex marriage just what Abbott doesn’t want

Liberal war over same-sex marriage just what Abbott doesn’t want

Same-sex marriage is a major distraction from Tony Abbott’s efforts to hype terrorism and have us all cowering in fear.

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ABC board announces review panel, rebukes Q&A EP

ABC board announces review panel, rebukes Q&A EP

After nearly two weeks of fallout, the ABC board has finally spoken out on the Q&A controversy.

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Rundle: won’t someone please help poor Erica?

Rundle: won’t someone please help poor Erica?

Eric Abetz is so lost at sea when trying to describe why he opposes same-sex marriage. Crikey’s writer-at-large is struck with an urge to help him out.

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Mayne: Slaters in the gun for class action over accounting issues

Slater and Gordon’s recent snafu makes a curious case for the class action industry.

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Thawley’s big mouth just exposes Abbott’s tin ear on China

The Abbott government clearly has no idea how anyone in China thinks, nor what to do to protect this vital relationship.

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Tips and rumours

A dog called Barnaby … Sexy Albo returns … what’s happening with APRA? …

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Tips and rumours: a dog called Barnaby

Barnaby Joyce’s right-hand-man’s new gig.

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Abbott’s super backflip a sop to the rich

Once again, Tony Abbott has showed who his real friends are.

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New housing the only bright spot as governments go missing

While infrastructure investment collapses, at least new housing investment is running strong to support a tepid economy, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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Fairfax sacks 35 more as redundancy train hits SA

First New South Wales, Victoria, and now South Australia. There’s no stopping Fairfax’s NewsNow train, report Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte.

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Dead Poets Society won’t stop terrorism

Short-sighted media were quick to lunge on a relatively minor recommendation from a report on countering radicalisation of young, at-risk Muslims.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"We're getting on with the job that we're elected to do and as far as I'm concerned that will always be the focus of this government."

"This same-sex marriage thing makes me uncomfortable, so I will continue to ignore it as long as we can. "

Tony Abbott
Election Deciders
The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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The campaign directors
1
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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