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Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

The demise of inept defence minister David Johnston may no longer be so imminent given we’re now at war… or something.

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Crikey’s three-step guide to spinning your readership figures

Crikey’s three-step guide to spinning your readership figures

Want to use EMMA figures to beat up your competitors and reassure your readers? Crikey has your three-step guide.

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Loophole could allow telcos to squeeze out the NBN after all

Loophole could allow telcos to squeeze out the NBN after all

If telcos take advantage of a loophole in the Telecommunications Act, the business model of the NBN could be undermined completely, costing taxpayers billions.

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Brandis goes Left Bank in his search for terror hype

Brandis goes Left Bank in his search for terror hype

Using words like “existential” to describe terrorism is part of a lengthy, and wholly absurd, tradition of hyping it.

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Scotland could have got away if it weren’t for those meddling kids

The “no” vote for Scottish independence leads by a whisker — and non-traditional voters (i.e. teenagers) are not turning out to be the republicans the “yes” camp had hoped.

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Five years on from Black Saturday, Victoria drags its feet on bushfire protection

Although the state government has implemented most of the recommendations of the Bushfires Royal Commission, there is still important work to do, writes Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian.

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Tips and rumours

Keeping tabs on security on high alert … the legends of the Victorian Bar … getting the kids to vote any way possible …

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Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

Kate Durham says she’ll take Gerard Henderson to the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Essential: Coalition struggles on the most basic issues

Voters believe the government isn’t performing well on the most important issues that shape electoral judgements, today’s Essential Report shows.

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In the name of cash: U2′s Apple virus

Saint Bono has descended from on high to deliver us the fruits of his labours (without asking). But it was the slightly larger iPhone that got the groupies.

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DECODER

WHAT WAS SAID:

"I drive from Sydney to Canberra … I just look at those wind turbines around Lake George and I am just appalled."

"My personal aesthetic tastes are more important than your future. "

Joe Hockey
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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