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Abbott rightly resists the whine of the west

Abbott rightly resists the whine of the west

Tony Abbott is right to avoid the WA-versus-the-rest GST stoush, but he can’t avoid the fight over health and education funding.

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Rundle: did Sinn Fein just drop a bomshell?

Rundle: did Sinn Fein just drop a bomshell?

The challengers have debated, with the winner perhaps being Ed Miliband. who was not even there.

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‘Still completely fucked’: Fairfax confirms massive cuts

‘Still completely fucked’: Fairfax confirms massive cuts

Fairfax is still planning to slash its regional newsrooms nearly in half.

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Animal Justice Party brings home the facon in NSW

Animal Justice Party brings home the facon in NSW

The results are in for the final seat in the NSW upper house, and just about everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Here’s why …

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Abbott’s gifts to the IPA: part 4

Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian and former Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook have sifted through all 100 policies promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs and found the Abbott government has promised quite a few of them.

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A step to the Right? Fellows desert leftie think tank over new direction

A sudden exodus of fellows from the Centre for Policy Development suggests the think tank may be changing ideological tack.

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Tips and rumours

Pollies co-opt Anzac Day … Treasury fails at social media … it’s official: RIP Democrats …

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Chancellor adds Property Observer to investment portfolio

Real estate news website Property Observer has been sold — to its founding editor, Jonathan Chancellor.

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How Dr Karl did Treasury a big favour

Dr Karl has injected some much-needed debate into the issue of government communications in a social media age, writes The Mandarin publisher Tom Burton.

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Media briefs: comments section sausage fest … ignore the surveys … Chelsea Clinton backs her mum …

The comment sections on news websites are massive sausage-fests, new research says. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Is information on Facebook fair game for journalists? Fairfax says yes

SMH deputy editor Ben Cubby faced some tough questioning on why Fairfax published an article revealing a director’s holiday details.

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Mayne offers cash for submissions scandal on City of Melbourne’s annual actions

If you can think of any new initiatives the City of Melbourne should launch in 2015-16, come along next Tuesday and make your pitch, pocketing $20 for your efforts.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"The only reason I agreed to [promote the report] is because I was told that it would be independent, bipartisan and non-political."

"I probably should've read the thing first. "

Karl Kruszelnicki
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
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Womens Agenda

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Smart Company

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StartupSmart

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Property Observer

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