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One story, told week by week: don’t expect an Australian Serial

One story, told week by week: don’t expect an Australian Serial

Australia’s strong defamation laws make it very unlikely Australia could replicate Sarah Koenig’s blockbuster podcast.

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Rundle: Monis was a criminal. The Tele made him a terrorist.

Rundle: Monis was a criminal. The Tele made him a terrorist.

The Australian tabloids gave a lone gunman exactly what he wanted — the association with Islamic State.

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What’s the point of a tax debate when the miners run tax policy?

What’s the point of a tax debate when the miners run tax policy?

The government is entering a tax debate looking like the pawn of multinational mining companies. It is a dangerous position to be in.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Sydney Biennale and Sia get our arts gongs

The 2014 Crikeys: Sydney Biennale and Sia get our arts gongs

What are the highlights and lowlights in arts and culture this year?

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Siege inquiry needs greater independence and more focus

The inquiry into the Sydney siege needs a tighter focus on what went wrong at a Commonwealth level and in the interaction between state and federal security agencies, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Lyndal Curtis to leave ABC as staff learn if they’re in the firing line

Lyndal Curtis is the latest big name to leave the ABC, and other staff were informed on Wednesday if they are in line for a redundancy.

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Tips and rumours

Moving and shaking at Immigration … Queensland election sooner than we thought? … Rupert reads more than his papers …

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The year that was, in haiku

How to sum up “shirt-fronting”? Ebola? The disaster budget? Gough Whitlam? Crikey waxes poetic on the big events of 2014.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: you can’t co-opt siege victims for your cause

We as humans are tempted to see patterns everywhere, where there are none. But our rational brains must overcome that instinct — and don’t publish the first thing that comes to mind in a moment of blind panic.

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Real pro-business advocates act on climate change — just ask Maggie

A company board that ignores a clear and present danger to its business is negligent — and climate change is that clear and present danger, writes Dr Geoff Edwards, president of the Royal Society of Queensland.

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Mayne: Ten is in big trouble, with takeover still uncertain

Ten has performed woefully in the last year, but shareholders overwhelmingly rejected Crikey’s founder’s board tilt.

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Media briefs: one thing in common … Oz v Press Council part 857 … In from the cold …

The Age has had a mortifying morning after mixing up Waleed Aly and Nazeem Hussain. And other media tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"What happened in that cafe would have been most unlikely to have occurred in Florida, Texas, or Vermont ..."

"I somehow believe that giving easier access to guns will result in fewer deaths. "

David Leyonhjelm
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

Womens Agenda

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