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Shorten’s higher ground proves elusive

Shorten’s higher ground proves elusive

With a chance to convey his vision for Australia in a set-piece speech, Bill Shorten failed to deliver.

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The curious case of the missing French nukes

The curious case of the missing French nukes

French President Francois Hollande delivered a strongly worded speech on Australian-French defence co-operation. But there was a word or two missing in the English translation. Nic Maclellan, journalist and researcher in the Pacific, reports.

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Unions see red as Scott defends lack of voluntary redundancies at ABC

Unions see red as Scott defends lack of voluntary redundancies at ABC

The ABC is pitting ABC staff members against each other to defend their jobs in a completely unfun version of musical chairs. The union says that is both cruel and unusual — and that there is a better way.

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Stephen Mayne unveils election promises, set in stone

Stephen Mayne unveils election promises, set in stone

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne launches our Set In Stone project, urging politicians to keep their promises.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: defend the ABC with politics, not anecdotes

Yes, “the personal is political”, but your feelings on goat’s cheese or yoga do nothing to inform the real ABC debate.

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Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

Would a train to Melbourne Airport be worth it?

There are numerous reasons to think a Tullamarine rail link is not only financially irresponsible, but also unnecessary from a transport and city planning perspective.

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Tips and rumours

Lundy’s replacement may be fluffy … Sharri Markson appears at Fairfax Christmas party … journalism academics fight back …

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Dollar and China will drive a switch in RBA thinking

Weakening growth won’t shift the Reserve Bank’s thinking on interest rates as much as the strength of the dollar and how the Chinese property market fares, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Style guide: image consultants assess Victorian leaders

Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss asks professional image consultants what to make of “Dan” Andrews and Denis Napthine.

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If you can’t bribe ‘em, blackmail ‘em: Baird’s ominous new strategy

Mike Baird has been making infrastructure promises by the truckfull to the voters of NSW — with some rather sinister-sounding consequences thrown in if they happen to vote Labor.

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Poll Bludger: Vic Libs heading for the rocks as independents snipe

The result of Saturday’s Victorian election is all but known for the Liberals — they are likely to be thrown out. But some independents are throwing a spanner in the works for Labor.

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Mayne: fiery Cabcharge AGM disregards ‘no dickheads’ policy

Cabcharge AGMs tend to attract aggressive taxi industry operators who behave in ways that would make Travis Bickle blush. So yesterday’s full-frontal assault on rival company Uber was of little surprise.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"We are not ruling in or out different options that might be available to the government..."

"We've learned that promising anything could come back to bite us, so we're not doing it. "

Peter Dutton
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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