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Get Fact: were there really 50,000 boat arrivals a year under Labor?

Get Fact: were there really 50,000 boat arrivals a year under Labor?

Tony Abbott has claimed that before he “stopped the boats”, they were coming in at a rate of 50,000 a year. Is that true? David Tittensor, a research fellow to the UNESCO Chair, with Deakin’s Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, checks the claim.

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Jokowi win likely to be confirmed as Indonesia crowdsources vote count

Jokowi win likely to be confirmed as Indonesia crowdsources vote count

Joko Widodo is the clear winner in Indonesia’s election. But will Prabowo concede? Freelance journalist Jim Della-Giacoma reports from Indonesia.

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Photos: On the ground in Gaza

Photos: On the ground in Gaza

With bombs and rubble in the streets, Anne Paq captures life on the Gaza strip after the bombings.

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Could Manuel Noriega lawsuit determine creative licence for the gaming industry?

Could Manuel Noriega lawsuit determine creative licence for the gaming industry?

Important boundaries under which the gaming industry will have to operate in the future may be determined by two curious court cases.

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Essential: MH17 diplomacy sparks turnaround for the Coalition

Latest Essential poll shows first substantial Coalition gain since the politically disastrous budget, while women remain disengaged with super.

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Female workplace participation thrown out with parental leave bathwater

The Productivity Commission wants a more efficient and effective childcare system, but doesn’t hold out much hope it will spur participation.

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Tips and rumours

China re-opens old wounds … pink jumpsuits in the bargain bin … junior footy stoush …

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Egypt’s distrust of Hamas strains Palestinian ties

Could Egypt be doing more to broker a peace deal between Israel and Gazan militants? Rachel Williamson, freelance journalist in Cairo, says although Egypt used to support the Palestinian cause, its fear of Hamas has caused it to take a step back.

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Media briefs: war reporting … Marais retracts … ‘fake sheikh’ suspended …

Is Sharri Markson’s report of an interview fair and balanced? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Higher standards for opinion writing as Press Council refocuses for digital age

Fact and opinion articles will be subjected to the same standards of accuracy and fairness under new Press Council principles to take effect from August 1.

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Using the lived experience of suicide attempt survivors

Research shows the stigma that surrounds suicide can discourage people who are feeling suicidal from seeking help — so what can medicos do to help?

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"I never thought I would be presented with the opportunity to return home and I appreciate the confidence the board and owners have shown in me."

"I never thought the Brisbane Broncos would come up with enough cash to win me back."

Wayne Bennett
Election Deciders
Forget Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard, who rreally decided the federal election? The Power Index profiles the influential insiders, flacks and tabloid hacks.
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