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Articles by Crikey

Tips and rumours: diplomatic lead foots

The Saudi Arabian embassy has once again been revealed as the mission most likely to ignore Australia’s road rules. In a series of documents from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released under freedom of information, one member of the Saudi Arabian mission, whose identity is redacted, was fined for returning a blood-alcohol limit […]

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CSIRO abandoning climate science nothing short of tragic

The proposed shift in focus of climate scientists at the CSIRO is nothing short of tragic, writes CEO of The Climate Institute, John Connor.

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Business bites: write-down city … what a pity … not so pretty …

Out of the way, write-downs ahead! Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Sex, drugs and Molly Meldrum: behind the scenes of counter-culture mag Go-Set

Phillip Frazer didn’t know a lot about music when he launched Go-Set with his friend Tony Schauble in 1966. But what a glorious ride it was.

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Media briefs: News goes real estate … bad news for Foxtel … please clap …

News and information at News Corp? Nah, let’s talk about real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Speeding Saudis … Pliberseks at war … GetUp gets it wrong

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Grim tidings

Crikey readers discuss politics.

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Let the GST go

The government might have hoped to spend the first week of the parliamentary year concentrating on linking Labor to the CFMEU and claims of union corruption. Instead, growing backbench disenchantment with a GST rise and a leak of cabinet documents has again focused attention on two of the government’s most significant problems: its fixation on […]

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Tips and rumours: the war on punctuation

War on punctuation. The government has announced that its biannual party of red tape reduction is no more, with assistant minister for productivity Peter Hendy saying that most of the work has already been done in repealing laws with unnecessary red tape. Labor finance spokesman Tony Burke used the announcement to send out a press release […]

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Tips and rumours: LGBTI Health Alliance in trouble

What’s going on at Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance? A letter from the organisation’s Executive Director Rebecca Reynolds has told members that its government funding will run out on June 30: “Dear Members of the Alliance — After a lengthy process of engaging with the Department of Health, the Alliance learnt late yesterday afternoon that it was […]

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Business bites: iron ore heals … Rupert’s new deal? … AGL reels …

Is Rupert Murdoch eyeing off Viacom? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Why is everyone so afraid of Adani’s Carmichael mine?

Now that Adani has got approval for its Carmichael mine, financiers are nowhere to be seen, writes economist John Quiggin.

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‘This is system collapse’: Tassie fires the beginning of the end

As fires ravage Tasmania’s pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.

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Tips and rumours

Bananas in Pyjamas in parli … don’t mention Nauru … get your smap smear …

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Media briefs: $4 for a paper? … Murdoch’s Saudi Prince sells out … penis mightier …

Australia’s most expensive paper just got more expensive. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Who watches the watchdog?

Crikey readers discuss unions.

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ABCC not worth a double dissolution

Malcolm Turnbull’s threat (however empty) to call a double dissolution election over a bill to reinstate the controversial Australian Building and Construction Commission is seriously misguided. If it does come to that, his government will face a significant backlash for dragging voters to the polls over an issue that is ultimately politically motivated and designed […]

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Tips and rumours: Turnbull catches the same pleb trams as the rest of us

Turnbull on the tram. Once again Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took to public transport to prove just how normal he is, hopping on a tram while visiting Melbourne last week. Some expected that once Turnbull made himself at home in the Lodge, he wouldn’t be so free to mix with the general public on trams, trains and […]

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Tips and rumours: Is Credlin part of Abbott’s package? 

Does Peta Credlin’s job have a use-by date? Since her boss Tony Abbott was deposed in September, Credlin has stayed on with Abbott, although she commands a much smaller team than before. According to Senate documents, since Abbott is now the former prime minister he has a “package of entitlements” while he remains in Parliament. This includes the […]

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Isentia Index: GST or not to GST, that’s still the question

As the first week of parliament for the year continues, the Turnbull government’s talking points were leaked to media before it started, encouraging backbenchers to focus on innovation, jobs and economic growth and including a social media image about union donations to the Labor Party. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hinted to the party room that […]

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Business bites: rates debate … oil’s fate … the Sage doing great …

Why the Sage of Omaha is still backing oil companies. And other business tidbits of the day.

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ASIO laws go too far in gagging journos, watchdog finds

Remember when The Australian mocked journalists for saying ASIO’s new national security laws went too far?

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Don’t look now, but the govt just blew out the national debt

Two documents and a speech arriving within days of each other have belted Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison about the ears over government debt. Freelance journalist Alan Austin reports.

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Tips and rumours

Turnbull catches the tram … Border Force catches the wannabe rapists … romantic Big Mac, anyone?

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Media briefs: Latham on News Corp … turd abuses journos … Fox job cuts …

Mark Latham’s got a new column … in the Tele. And other media tidbits of the day.

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