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Losing Andrew Robb exacerbates the danger of Joyce

Losing Andrew Robb exacerbates the danger of Joyce

While the government’s strongest supporter of foreign investment clears his desk, its greatest opponent will likely become deputy prime minister. It’s a bad outcome for the government and Australia.

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Rundle: political deathwatch at the Rubio wake

Rundle: political deathwatch at the Rubio wake

There is something delicious about going to a victory party that turns into a wake.

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Another ‘captain’s call’ chapter closes, with Gupta stepping down from SBS

Another ‘captain’s call’ chapter closes, with Gupta stepping down from SBS

Nihal Gupta is stepping down from his role at SBS. But questions still linger about why he was appointed in the first place.

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Foxtel could launch piracy court case this week

Foxtel could launch piracy court case this week

Foxtel is set to test the limits of the site-blocking law it lobbied so hard for.

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Death and taxes: why estate duties are better than a GST rise

Wouldn’t you rather pay more taxes when you’re dead than in the here and now? The Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist makes the case for an estate tax.

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Tips and rumours

Rolexes, real and fake … in defence of grey cardigans … who’s the new Nats leader? …

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‘There’s no heroes here’: the price paid by foreign correspondents

Journalists risked their lives to tell the West about the rise of Islamic extremism. And nobody cared. Foreign correspondent John Martinkus reports.

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Oz ‘exclusive’ a Christian Lobby salvo against long-running anti-bullying campaign

Breaking “exclusive” news! Schools are encouraging kids not to bully each other! Clutch your pearls!

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From Rudd to Turnbull, how each PM has approached Closing the Gap

How have last four PMs approached Closing the Gap? Crikey intern April Dudgeon reports.

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Let apartment dwellers make up their own damn minds whether their units are too small

Residents can work out for themselves if their apartment is big enough, light enough, or has enough storage. Where they really need help from government is with problems coming from outside their walls.

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Media briefs: what it’s like to freeze … Mike Smith’s real role … On drops and sources …

Don’t worry, the ABC says, former ANZ CEO Mike Smith is not reviewing our business coverage. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: Yellen soothes … markets move … buyback boom …

Is the Fed cutting interest rates? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"I think it's great if we've got a Melbourne Cup field for Nats deputy, shows we've got lots of people ready to contribute."

"We need as many people willing to deal with Barnaby as possible."

Warren Truss
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
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
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