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Keane: another week, another shocker for a troubled government

Keane: another week, another shocker for a troubled government

The government has suffered yet another bad week — and with no relief in sight.

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As the AGM season ends with a rush, Mayne reviews a few highlights

As the AGM season ends with a rush, Mayne reviews a few highlights

It was a colourful year for AGMs, with attempted coups and some big names departing.

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From one Dan to another: Andrews, you’ve got an image problem

From one Dan to another: Andrews, you’ve got an image problem

Freelance writer Dan Wood has made that crucial transition from Daniel to Dan — and he’s got some advice for Victoria’s Labor leader on how to do the same.

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Poll Bludger: the top five Victorian bellwether seats

Poll Bludger: the top five Victorian bellwether seats

Victoria heads to the polls on Saturday, and things look pretty grim for the Liberal party, as they try desperately to hold on to some of these battleground seats.

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‘Full confidence’? David Johnston better watch his back

Tony Abbott has “full confidence” in the Defence Minister. That is probably not good for David Johnston’s career. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian looks at the political kiss of death.

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More data confirms non-existence of alcohol ‘epidemic’

Detailed data on Australians’ drug use confirms that we are consuming less alcohol, and consuming it more responsibly, than ever.

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Tips and rumours

Launching a chronicle of stupidity … Adani’s loan that’s not a loan … Christmas Party watch spies Redfoo …

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Could the Vic Liberals still swing it?

The betting markets seem convinced that Denis Napthine will wake up on Sunday as opposition leader, but do the numbers really stack up?

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Myanmar’s student protests a glimmer of hope for reform

Myanmar’s students are unlikely to achieve much by their protest. But the fact that they are permitted to express their anger on the streets peacefully shows how far Myanmar has come.

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Engineers: the canaries in the economic coal mine?

Engineers are supposed to be the engine drivers of an economy. But after 37 years in the sector, Geoff Eaton is struggling to find work. And he’s not alone.

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Shrinking electricity networks still worth a bomb

The days of electricity companies driving up costs — and passing those costs on to their customers — are fading.

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Media briefs: ACA bombs … Ten’s volatile bidding war … vale Phillip Hughes …

Every major paper in the country today paid tribute to 25-year-old cricketer Phillip Hughes. And other media tidbits of the day.

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WHAT WAS SAID:

"Can anyone tell me what the Greens did other than draw their salary and talk in cliches?"

"See, I'm not the only one who does it. "

Clive Palmer
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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