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Israel: beacon of democracy or jackbooted occupiers?

Crikey readers talk the thorny issue of Israel.

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Media briefs: Part of doing business … RA cuts … bleak futures …

How Fairfax benefits from prostitution, and other media tidbits of the day.

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The Sandpit: Department of Australia

*Department of Australia is an online satire project created by Leslie Nassar. Leslie was Fake Stephen Conroy and Fake Today Tonight; he created TweeVee TV, the Twitter moderation platform that powers the on-air tweets for ABC’s Q&A; he was a digital media officer for Victoria Police, an “emerging technology” nerd in Telstra’s chief technology office […]

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Tips and rumours

Foxtel revamp on the cards … the Victorian ALP is fighting fires … odds off for public servants …

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Crikey says: danger for AFP in Ukraine, armed or unarmed

Abbott’s culture war hits the road. Is air travel getting less safe? Ben Sandilands looks at the odds of a crash. Julia and the party faithful at Combet book launch. The Business Council’s new-found love of socialism. Palmer’s wrangling in Queensland could help Newman. The mystery of the lost dictaphone: ethical questions for journalists in Vic. Don’t mention the war at Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Lewski class action. And media is fukt: the view from NPR’s Bob Garfield.

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Talking points and staying on message: life in The Thick of It

Just how close do the sitcoms come to the real-life relationship between the media, ministers and the public? Rebecca Douglas shares her experience on life in the public service.

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Courier-Mail v Tony Fitzgerald: Murdoch tab lays down gauntlet

Former royal commissioner Tony Fitzgerald has criticsed Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and The Courier-Mail’s pro-LNP bias and has been lambasted for his trouble, writes freelance journalist Alex Mitchell.

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Just the bill, thanks

Crikey readers talk shareholder activism, Putin’s MH17 mess and the etiquette of fine dining.

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Media briefs: Switzer leaves Speccie Oz … fact-checking Davies … FT sales buried …

The Spectator Australia’s founding editor is stepping down. And other media tidbits of the day.

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AFP deployment untrained and inexperienced … clouds over Telstra job losses … Lachlan shown the door at News Corp …

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Crikey says: NSW Labor fails to learn lesson on corruption

Internet censorship doesn’t stop piracy – and here’s the evidence. Murdoch tabs go to war against Qld corruption fighter Fitzgerald. Questions over the AFP in Ukraine. Rundle on moral outrage, inaction and refugees. How Ramadan went commercial (and political) in Australia. The backstory to Jono Moylan’s suspended sentence. Switzer steps down. Telstra job cuts. Why The Guardian needs more local eds. And land of the long memory: why Kiwis still hate Oz journo Ean Higgins.

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Dutch grieve while ‘life goes on’

The Dutch have a reputation for being practical and level-headed, but shock and grief over MH17 run deep, writes Priya de Langen.

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In the calculus of war, children’s lives not worth much

For children caught in conflict zones, death is but the most extreme consequence; other lifelong consequences are commonly absent from our awareness, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson.

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AusAID loses ’900 years of experience’ as mandarins walk

The dissolution of AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs has driven scores of senior professionals out of the sector, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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Why we shouldn’t side with Palestinians

Crikey readers talk the Israel-Palestinian conflict, MH17 and Jacqui Lambie’s ideal man.

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Media briefs: Nine’s Kiwi dramas … bargain-bin blues … Johnston to Oz

Departing Fairfax editor Eric Johnston faces a bit opportunity at The Oz’s business desk. And other media tidbits of the day.

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With Europe on the brink, MH17 is Putin’s watershed moment

Vladimir Putin has built up enormous popularity based on Russian nationalism. To take a soft approach in Ukraine risks that, but to go hard risks war with Europe, explains Thomas Ambrosio, professor of political science at North Dakota State University.

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The Sandpit: Department of Australia

*Department of Australia is an online satire project created by Leslie Nassar. Leslie was Fake Stephen Conroy and Fake Today Tonight; he created TweeVee TV, the Twitter moderation platform that powers the on-air tweets for ABC’s Q&A; he was a digital media officer for Victoria Police, an “emerging technology” nerd in Telstra’s chief technology office […]

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Tips and rumours

Rinehart sweats on $500 million repayment … holidays now science-free … when is a cigar not a cigar?

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Crikey says: the dead hand of internet censorship

We reveal the Coalition’s proposed new internet censorship regime. Did Murdoch’s directive on parental leave pay off? We survey the coverage. Poll Bludger on the end of Nielsen polling. RET modelling debunked. Mandarins walk in droves after AusAID cuts. How Putin’s next move will shape Europe. Hockey in the bargain bin already. Bionic limbs and super soldiers: the brave new world of warfare. And that’s degusting! It’s time to rise up against the set menu.

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Evolve or die: Australian Army envisions the future of warfare

Images of soldiers fused with bionic limbs and cybernetic upgrades seem absurd, but a new report says the future could hold a type of war made unrecognisable by technological change, writes Crikey intern Paul Millar.

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Can the AFP really help in Ukraine?

Abbott wants to send the cops into war-torn Ukraine. Is this a wise move? Andrew Goldsmith, strategic professor of criminology and Grant Niemann, senior lecturer in law, explain.

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In MH17 response, a rare — and surprising — win for Malaysian govt

Freelance writer Hari Raj compares the Malaysian government’s response to two unprecedented incidents in aviation history.

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Hinch on genitalia comparisons

Crikey readers have their say on Jacqui Lambie, alcohol abuse and other issues of the day

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