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Why we’ve lost interest in the Nigerian schoolgirls, 100 days on

Why we’ve lost interest in the Nigerian schoolgirls, 100 days on

It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped. What did #BringBackOurGirls achieve, and where has the outrage gone? United Nations adviser Robert Johnson writes from Nairobi.

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Rundle: in MH17, the death of meaning from the meaninglessness of death

Rundle: in MH17, the death of meaning from the meaninglessness of death

We in the West are no longer used to sudden or accidental death — and we have no idea how to deal with it.

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Can the AFP really help in Ukraine?

Can the AFP really help in Ukraine?

Abbott wants to send the cops into war-torn Ukraine. Is this a wise move? Andrew Goldsmith, strategic professor of criminology and Grant Niemann, senior lecturer in law, explain.

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Invented budget ‘crisis’ hides incoherence and inconsistency

Invented budget ‘crisis’ hides incoherence and inconsistency

The “budget crisis” created by the Senate is an invention: the government has walked away from billions in additional revenue itself.

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In MH17 response, a rare — and surprising — win for Malaysian govt

Freelance writer Hari Raj compares the Malaysian government’s response to two unprecedented incidents in aviation history.

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Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Senator John Faulkner’s proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.

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Macquarie ‘millionaire factory’ is back in business

Six years after surviving a share dive at the height of the GFC, Macquarie is back with a glowing thumbs up for its renumeration report.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: tweeting pictures of dead Palestinian babies helps no one but you

In an age of spectacular oversupply of both images and political perspectives, gore has lost its value. Sharing graphic images from the Gaza conflict turns private moments of death and grief into horror pornography.

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‘Considerable concern’: Oz in hot water over climate denial errors

The Press Council has handed down an adverse ruling against The Australian for a front-page article published in September last year that relied on a rapidly debunked Daily Mail story claiming the IPCC had revised down the rate of global warming since 1951.

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Tips and rumours

Connections between GP co-payment idea and Liberal money … Movements in inner-Melbourne’s left … Queen Elizabeth reigns over awkwardness …

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Media briefs: SMH headlines … money to Fox … multichannel ratings …

The Oz wasn’t the only one to get a slap-down from the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

""[My wife] said 'you never co-operate with [people writing bios]'.Tony Abbott said 'you should cooperate'."

"I should've listened to my wife. "

Joe Hockey
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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