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Joe should put his hurt feelings to good use on donation laws

Joe should put his hurt feelings to good use on donation laws

What precisely do donors get when they buy access to a senior politician? Both sides like to play coy on that, fueling suspicion about political donations.

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‘Clickbait at your peril’: Hockey ruling makes digital publishing harder

‘Clickbait at your peril’: Hockey ruling makes digital publishing harder

The Hockey-Fairfax judgment threatens to radically alter how publishers approach social media promotion, write Myriam Robin and Margot Saville.

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Born in crime and chaos, welcome to the Border Farce

Born in crime and chaos, welcome to the Border Farce

The new Australian Border Force was established with the goal of making crime more difficult to expose. And it’s part of a pattern.

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Default schmefault: the Greeks bear no gifts, and that’s just fine

Default schmefault: the Greeks bear no gifts, and that’s just fine

There’s nothing all that remarkable about Greece’s current position, writes freelance journalist and economist Jason Murphy.

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Rundle: Reece Harding was a hero, this government a sleazy absurdity

If we think Islamic State is the epitome of evil and must be stopped, why do we then threaten those who try to stop it?

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Tips and rumours

What is going on at the Migration Review Tribunal? … Don’t call them Primary Health Networks … Clinton v fax machines …

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Crikey list: politicians who have sued media outlets for defamation

For all our politicians profess a love of free speech, here are some of our elected representatives who decided to cash in on a media that might have been a little too free …

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Press Council slams litigious pollies

David Weisbrot says a defamation action should be a ‘last port of call’ for a politician.

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Hockey verdict creates a climate of fear

Be afraid: how Hockey’s defamation win will affect you.

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Meet your new Primary Health Network … but you can’t call it that.

When is a Primary Health Network not a Primary Health Network? When lawyers get involved.

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Rundle: Q&A, The Australian, and why the right is scared to death of ideas

The Australian says some people should not be allowed to speak in public because they themselves are “despicable”. Where are the free speech classical liberals?

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If judges wrote headlines

Justice Richard White’s ruling in Joe Hockey’s defamation suit against Fairfax is a landmark moment for media law, and fundamentally rewrites the rules around news headlines.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"We haven't seen the propositions around [Border Force], I'll wait to see details before commenting."

"I just remembered we voted for this and am playing dumb. "

Bill Shorten
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
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The money bags
7
The TV directors
8
The tabloid editors
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