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After another rotten week for Abbott, change can’t come soon enough

After another rotten week for Abbott, change can’t come soon enough

Tony Abbott, dogged by misjudgment and poor luck, had a week so bad that some of his colleagues want him gone as soon as possible.

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Beecher: Tony Abbott’s fate lies in this man’s hands

Beecher: Tony Abbott’s fate lies in this man’s hands

The most powerful man in Australian politics is not an elected politician. It’s Chris Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Australian.

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Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on <em>that</em> defamation suit

Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on that defamation suit

Crikey speaks to Stephen Mayne, on defamation, losing his house and having a generous corrections policy.

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Rundle: a tale of civilisation, repression and the joy of S&M

Rundle: a tale of civilisation, repression and the joy of S&M

Crikey’s correspondent-at-large traces the history of Western sexual liberation.

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Committee recommends data retention, with some half-baked protections

A key committee has waved through the biggest mass surveillance scheme in Australia history.

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Poll Bludger: dead-cat bounce for Tony, with Malcolm lurking in the wings

Voters factor in a range of complex information when they answer hypothetical polling questions, and the recent boost in support for the Coalition is obviously good news for the party, but it isn’t necessarily good news for the PM.

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Tips and rumours

Evans squirms at international conference … Hep A close to home for journos and pollies … Mike Baird learns a lesson

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Crikey Blogs | ASIA-PACIFIC|

It is AFP’s fault Sukumaran and Chan are on death row — and AFP needs to step up to help save them

Indonesia has a hardline approach to the death penalty for those involved in the Indonesian drug trade. But Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were not involved in the Indonesian drug trade, writes an Australian crown prosecutor and former resident of Indonesia.

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Stop the votes: AEC commissioner calls for ID at polling booths

High numbers of apparent multiple voting has electoral commissioner Tom Rogers concerned about the integrity of Australia’s elections. Are ID requirements the answer? The Mandarin journalist Harley Dennett reports.

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Media Watch watch: should targets get the right of reply?

The ABC’s flagship media show has changed in recent years, to become less commentary and more journalistic in tone. And a former executive producer says that’s down to a certain blue heeler …

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Abbott’s reaction to Forgotten Children report straight from Howard playbook

The government has responded to the AHRC report into children in immigration detention much as you might expect from Howard’s 1997 Coalition, writes freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian.

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Investment collapsing, wages stagnating. Other than that, all’s well …

Business investment is collapsing, with no sign of a replacement for the mining investment boom, while wages stagnate, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"Other people can obsess about this kind of insider gossip, but I'm certainly not going to."

"If I ignore talk of a leadership spill, it means it won't happen. "

Tony Abbott
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
9

Womens Agenda

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