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Articles by Crikey

Generation Jobless – One of five is one too many

Australia’s teenagers are at the coal face of unemployment, with statistics showing an endemic issue that needs to be urgently addressed.

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If FIFA wanted to avoid trouble, it should have gone into banking

The US prosecution of FIFA is extraordinary hypocrisy from a country that treats systemic and constant criminality by the world’s biggest banks as the financial equivalent of a parking offence, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: China markets crash? … banks get smashed … Myer loses staff …

China’s economy is showing some wobbles. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Wednesday’s GDP figures could spell the end of Hockey

Next Wednesday’s GDP numbers could be a disaster for Joe Hockey, with negative growth a distinct possibility, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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From Commies to Nazis: why nations strip citizenship

Australia is not the only country to consider stripping citizenship from those who go to fight with terrorist groups overseas. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian looks at what can get you kicked out overseas.

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Tips and rumours

Don’t mention gay marriage … political stunt gets scary … and radio stars kill it with great video.

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Media briefs: Fairfax ‘disestablished’ … Murdoch’s exiles … Serial returns …

Fairfax uses an odd euphemism to describe cuts. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Dodgy maths and false promises

Crikey readers discuss the threat of teenagers becoming radicalised and other issues of the day.

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We’re done with soccer

Revealed: secrets of the BRW Rich List. Why Hockey could be gone by next week. Did Brandis heavy the STC over funding cuts? Di Natale’s “unfortunate miscommunication”. Rinehart still the richest, but for how long? FIFA scandal reveals heavy hand of the US. Poll Bludger calculates the value of the pink vote. And behind Fran Kelly’s lip-syncing genius.

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Business bites: Kerry Stokes pretty wry … Hills Hoist CEO out to dry … luxury brands cry …

Hills, which makes the Hills Hoist, has said thank you very much to its CEO and sent him on his merry way. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Collapsing investment means business confidence needs a boost, pronto

Business investment and construction data suggests the economy is at real risk of stalling as the mining investment boom comes to a halt, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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The worst thing about the PPL backflip is that voters love it

Paid parental leave is not a women’s issue. It’s a parents’ issue, explains freelance writer Kath Kenny.

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Tips and rumours

What’s a gerbil? … No Land Tax, no money … Ruddock throws shade …

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Media briefs: soccer doesn’t pay … Guardian offers “MEAA rates” … gay marriage within reach? …

Soccer doesn’t rate for SBS. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Crikey to blame for muzzling asylum seeker activists

Crikey readers have their say about asylum seeker activists, anti-Semitism, and why Bernard Keane should not write about the carpark in Parliament House.

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Well, this is awkward

Keane: terror stereotypes don’t stack up. Twiggy turns to China. Barnaby’s gerbil problem. No Land Tax’s bizarre excuse for ripping off workers. Gittins backs Fairfax cuts. Mandarins flee climate depts. Singapore Airlines: what happens when both engines fail? Razer: periods aren’t the problem, the GST is a bloody mess. Why SBS won’t be going west. And Phil Ruddock’s sick burn.

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Business bites: solar slam … organic Spam … thank you, ma’am …

Spam is going organic. And being nice to people is a winning business strategy.

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What is a conscience vote, anyway?

Same-sex marriage has reignited debate over the ‘conscience vote’, but what is a conscience vote exactly? And how do they work? Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian explains.

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Isentia Index: government shifts to counter-terrorism as cabinet leaks surface

Tampons tax, same-sex marriage and national security were the topics of choice across media over the past week.

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Hansard hints at Brandis’ motives for defunding Australia Council

Arts Minister George Brandis’ new funding program smells a lot like a power grab, writes former director of the Australia Council’s music board Richard Letts.

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Tips and rumours

Brisbane Council’s website hacked … Clinton swag … Clover Moore is not going anywhere …

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Media briefs: Scott defends managers … Kochie’s spectacular broadside … cable deal done …

The ABC says it needs lots of managers. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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The church’s role in humanitarian action

Crikey readers discuss the role of religion and other issues of the day.

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Don’t play politics with gay marriage

Why Brandis stripped funding from OzCo. Immigration detention whistleblowers muzzled under new regime. Will the police corruption watchdog be abolished? Everything you thought you knew about terrorists is wrong. What is a conscience vote, anyway? Brisbane Council website hacked. Hillary Clinton’s new line of merch. And why so many small dogs, Australia?

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