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Thursday, 12 February 2009


Every single curse word ever uttered on The Sopranos

Together at last. (NSFW, obviously.)

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How Australia can reclaim Rio and embrace the Chinese

Did Nambour High equip Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan to deal with all this at once? asks Stephen Mayne.

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The housing market is holding up. Shock

A striking thing about the flow of statistics this week is the continuing confidence people have in housing, writes Glenn Dyer.

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The Cold War remains unfinished business

The Cold War remains unfinished business in Australia — and, with the global crisis, we’re seeing a kind of political return of the repressed, writes Jeff Sparrow.

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Morning Market Report

Marcus Padley reports on the highs and lows of today’s markets.

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Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

Victoria’s bushfires… stimulating the economys… the global financial crisis … climate change …

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Fielding the last man standing in stimulus fest

It’s hard to get excited about the unfolding drama of the Senate’s consideration of the stimulus package, writes Bernard Keane.

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D, E and F: Eddy Groves’ other business interests

Despite his spectacular loss of wealth in ABC Learning, little detail has been reported about Eddy Groves’ remaining business interests, writes Adam Schwab.

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Parks Victoria uses the fire crisis to light up the Prom again

Why is it that Parks Victoria and DSE get away with taking every opportunity to light fires in National Parks and stir local sentiment for more and more fires? asks Lionel Elmore.

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Now showing on the Crikey website…

The daily clickthroughs: STATE OF THE PLANET: Devine: Greenies should be hung BLOGWATCH: Tech-savvy Amish and the Beatles on ukulele What’s new on the Crikey blogs: FIRST BLOG ON THE MOON: Koala photos: the incontrovertible truth! THE CONTENT MAKERS: Who will edit the West? PLANE TALKING: Bowser theft by airlines continues to fall POLLYTICS: Newspoll — issue […]

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Media briefs: Brits excel in Wikijournalism… Fire themed songs ban…

Today’s headlines about the headline makers.

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Gawenda: journalists move on, disaster remains

Media not only covers an event like the Victorian fires, but in a sense, creates and defines it as well, writes Michael Gawenda.

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Floods, Fires, The Economy!

The First Dog on the Moon Blame-o-tronic Fault Finder 3000

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The Australian’s fuel reduction obsession

With the embers still burning, The Australian’s obsessive, one-sided attempt to paint the fires as basically down to evil greenies continues apace, writes Guy Rundle.

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How fire refuges became a thing of the past

Once considered a practical, even obvious approach to bushfire safety, the provision of designated Fire Refuges in at-risk communities has fallen out of favour, writes Chris Paver.

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Danny Nalliah: The man behind Fielding

The prospect of a Senator Danny Nalliah traipsing the carpet in Canberra is a scary thought indeed, writes Andrew Crook.

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Tips and rumours

Someone’s loose words yesterday created the news story of the day; the fires joining. And the media ate it up, without a hint of the analysis you would expect. Today, CFA/DSE back down from those comments without saying outright they were wrong. I’m told that a number of long term staff at The Age have […]

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A nation building and jobs plan for indigenous Australia

CDEP should never have been abolished, but this is even more the case given the predicted dire downturn in the Australian labour market in 2009 and beyond, writes Jon Altman.

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Israeli voters serve up a wide range of options

Yesterday’s election results show Israel feeling its way back towards a two-party system — but the spectrum has shifted to the right, writes Charles Richardson.

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Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

Meaty snippets from the home of government by Richard Farmer.

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Top NSW cop lashes at Joe Tripodi

Clive Small, former Assistant Commissioner of the NSW Police, has delivered a stinging criticism of Finance Minister Joe Tripodi in his new book, writes Alex Mitchell.

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Crikey says

Senator BOB BROWN  — Once again, the Greens do not endorse the notion that question time should be set aside because of the bushfire crisis. In fact, it is our belief that, when there are times of great national tragedy or other matters of great national moment, question time is all the more relevant. I think there […]

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Last night’s TV ratings

The Winners … The Losers … News & CA … The Stats … Glenn Dyer’s comments.

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Lance Armstrong, $3 million and the silence of the Rann

Crikey understands that Lance Armstrong pocketed up to $3 million in cash for his recent visit to Adelaide, reports Bob Gosford.

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News Corp raises cash as more jobs go

Rupert Murdoch’s New Corporation is continuing its cost-cutting ways, writes Glenn Dyer.

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