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Three-way manjam in the fight for Prahran

Liberal backbencher Clem Newton-Brown is well-liked and seen as effective in the seat of Prahran. So why do Labor and the Greens think they can take it from him? Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

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The ABC debate: we have Mamamia and BuzzFeed, we don’t need the ABC anymore

Much of what the ABC does is already being done by others, writes James Paterson, deputy executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs.

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‘Unmitigated disaster’? We fact-check News Corp’s Whitlam haters

News Corp columnists have been tripping over themselves to slam Gough Whitlam’s economic legacy. But economist Tom Westland says in their haste they have overlooked quite a few salient details.

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In defence of U2 (yes, really)

U2 is one of the last giant rock bands. No wonder they don’t know how to be cool in the age of the super-niche.

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Was Freya Newman really justified?

Crikey readers talk Freya Newman, whistleblowers, the ABC and why there are no right-wing Emmas.

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Media briefs: ABC hits back … Musical chairs … Speculation lifts Ten …

The ABC has hit back at claims it shouldn’t be spending money through Google to boost its online traffic. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Where did the 2UE whisper come from? … the other assistant treasurer … the company behind those sweary princesses

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Crikey says: govt has dropped the ball on ASIC

Keane: US could draft Australian legislation under TPP. The made-up 2UE rumour that sparked a burqa ban? Rundle gets (legally) baked in Baker, Colorado. The back story to those sweary princesses. News Corp and the ABC clean up at the Walkleys. We fact-check Sheridan and Co on Whitlam’s economic cred. Ludlam goes full Gandalf. A three-way manjam in Prahran. Peter Farnan in defence of U2. Pyne’s Bishop gaffe. And who needs the ABC when we’ve got BuzzFeed?

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‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

Sorry Labor, the Greens are the modern-day heirs to Gough Whitlam’s legacy, writes NSW Greens convenor Hall Greenland.

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Pyne’s curriculum review should have learnt from history

Christopher Pyne’s education review was rushed, partisan and now seemingly doomed. Adjunct professor Tony Taylor at the University of Technology Sydney says it didn’t have to be this way.

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Victorian fringe candidates fight for their right to micro-paaaaaaarty

The 2013 federal election had some very strange results, with micro-parties benefiting from byzantine preference deals. Crikey’s Victorian election reporter Dan Moss asks: is Victoria in for motoring enthusiasts and smart meter haters?

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Is Crikey pushing a right-wing News Corp agenda?

Crikey readers love their ABC — and they do not like Crikey asking questions about its funding.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: the ABC the only hope for thoughtful programming

A win for Seven in the metros and regions in Total People and 25 to 54s. Nine won 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s thanks to Big Brother. Despite that win Big Brother had another weak night. Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell and The Chaser’s Media Circus again stood out, making Big Brother look […]

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Media briefs: Graham goes solo … Disney at Press Club … Shep Smith rants …

New Matilda’s editor Chris Graham takes on Barry Spurr. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

The revolving door between politics and journalism … conservative and liberal names … the wrong Freya Newman .,.

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Crikey says: we stand with Freya

Keane: Bishop bows to Ebola pressure. Suck it up Labor, today’s Gough would be Green. New Matilda in landmark privacy case. More ads for SBS. Rundle in America: curtains for the Dems’ Senate majority. Gillard’s goldfish (sort of) explained. The preference whisperer heads to Spring St. Pyne’s curriculum review shambolic compared to Howard’s. Mayne: name and shame secretive councils. Whitlam’s mining legacy. And Razer reckons baby, you weren’t born this way.

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CPI result shows soft wages offsetting the dollar

Australia’s already low inflation rate has fallen further, while wages are likely to remain subdued — meaning lower demand in the economy, something business isn’t very happy about, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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The ABC debate: game shows and drama not part of the ABC Act

Any debate about the future of the ABC has to take into account its charter — and nowhere does it say the national broadcaster must air drama, comedy, sport and game shows, writes Geoff Heriot, former chief of corporate planning and governance at the ABC.

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Why we need the ABC

The ABC pokes the powerful and holds them to account. It annoys the media and flusters politicians. And that is why we need it.

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Media briefs: Gough’s day … defamation watch … Barbara Walters resurrected …

The AFP has dropped its war crimes investigation into the Balibo Five. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Memories of Gough Whitlam … staffers have to stand at the back … it’s the other Imbruglia sister …

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Crikey says: why we must learn the truth about the Balibo Five

Wondered what you’ve been missing out on at Crikey? Here’s a taste of today’s newsletter, including Bernard Keane’s investigation into the data retention powers ASIO already has, and the strange things we did in Gough’s honour. Want to find out more about the mining companies dodging tax or Guy Rundle’s adventures among zombies? Click here to subscribe.

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Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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Tinkler’s studs go to auction, with creditors — and the ATO — lining up

Former billionaire Nathan Tinkler will try to unload four horse properties — but with numerous outstanding debts, it’s unlikely Tinkler will get to keep much of the cash. Property Observer’s Jonathan Chancellor and Crikey’s Paddy Manning report.

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