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Hockey bungles the message, but Abbott’s is a failure of conviction

Hockey bungles the message, but Abbott’s is a failure of conviction

Tony Abbott’s second-guessing of himself on an iron ore inquiry reflects a deeper question of what his government stands for.

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Temperature’s rising: acid rain of govt intervention leaves BOM high and dry

Temperature’s rising: acid rain of govt intervention leaves BOM high and dry

Morale at the Bureau of Meteorology is at rock bottom, amid veiled pressure from the Abbott government, write Crikey reporter Sally Whyte and Crikey editor Marni Cordell.

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No more local WIN news bulletins in Mackay and Mildura as staff told to say goodbye

No more local WIN news bulletins in Mackay and Mildura as staff told to say goodbye

Bruce Gordon’s WIN has decided to close its Mildura and Mackay newsrooms.

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Rundle: roll up, roll up, and watch the right implode

Rundle: roll up, roll up, and watch the right implode

When the right are actually advocating sterilising the poor, the end is probably nigh.

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Beecher: the thrill of power

In the final installment of a five-part series, Private Media’s publisher looks at how media moguls wield power behind closed doors, and influence important societal outcomes.

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The Eurovision drinking game

Eurovision has become SBS’ biggest event, with 420,000 viewers tuning in for this micro-political cheese-fest. “Have a crack at the Eurovision drinking game!” says Nicole Eckersley.

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Tips and rumours

Armaguard boss sacked … Bill Leak in trouble … and other tips and rumours

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Labor firing squad circles up to choose new president

Choosing a national president used to be a fairly straightforward thing. But you can count on Labor to shoot itself in both feet.

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‘Cruel and humiliating’: world media revile Abbott govt

Whether it’s his “cruel” policies on asylum seekers, or a scandal over Johnny Depp’s dogs, Tony Abbott keeps getting blasted by international TV, newspapers and radio, writes Alan Austin.

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Media briefs: who funds Eurovision? … Daily Review mutinies … the cost of phone-hacking …

The only thing worse than losing Eurovision, is winning it. And other media tidbits of the day.

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No new taxes to see here, just plenty of ‘loophole closing’

As the Netflix tax example shows, pretty much anything can be dressed up as “tax integrity” or “level playing field” or “loophole” if that’s how you want to portray it.

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Meet the man who makes tyrants, warlords and governments shake in their boots

Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert knows his way around a war zone — and a minister’s office, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"We do a lot but we can't help everyone."

"It's just easier to help no-one, instead. "

Peter Dutton
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
3
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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Smart Company

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StartupSmart

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Property Observer

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