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Articles by Crikey

Tim Costello talks candidly about World Vision – giving a “hand-up not a hand-out”

Being on the frontline of poverty and disease is daily life for the not-for-profit organisation, leading it to reveal an ambitious new goal

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It’s battle of the Victorian conservatives in big-spending Euroa

The coalition deal is off in the rural Victorian seat of Euroa, with a Lib taking on former Baillieu staffer and Nationals candidate Stephanie Ryan. Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

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India’s PM expecting a rock-star welcome Down Under

With backup dancers and movie stars, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes quite an impression. And his thousands of fans in Australia will be lining up to see the man next month, writes Alys Francis, freelance journalist in Delhi.

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Don’t go looking to Labor for opposition on data retention

Crikey users have their say on national security and the ABC debate.

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Media briefs: Seven slammed for identifying victim … Ferguson hosting Walkleys … Turia Pitt sells …

Almost one in 10 Australians read the July issue of the Women’s Weekly, according to Roy Morgan. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Crikey says: pssst, we need to talk about privacy

Five national security lies you were told yesterday. “The border is not a line on the map”: Immigration Department aces newspeak. Margaret Simons joins the ABC debate. Rundle: what the black middle class think of Obama. We ask whistleblowers: would you do it today? The truth about Jedi mind tricks. Keane: why data retention is really war on the internet. Vic Libs in identity crisis. Mayne: chairmen asleep at the wheel. And no, you can’t take coffee into Parliament — but smack is A-OK.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott’s media standards revealed … Jedi mind tricks and money … heroin allowed in the House of Reps? …

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Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

The new climate deal between the government and the Palmer United Party will make little difference to curbing Australia’s carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

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MPs’ corflutes are everywhere, but don’t mention the L-word

Who are these nice-looking people on a baby blue background? Crikey election correspondent Dan Moss finds the word “Liberal” is not exactly being shouted from the rooftops …

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A mandate on the GST? Not so fast …

Crikey readers have their say on the GST, Senator Nova Peris and the ABC.

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Media briefs: journalists freed … Bauer boss bounces … heavenly …

The CEO of Bauer magazines has quit the company for Woolworths. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Crikey says: Shorten must step up on national security

Govt unveils fast-track plans for mass surveillance. Brandis to decide which journos get locked up. Shorten’s spineless national security protest. Napthine launches charm offensive; resembles drunk guy on tram. The word on the street from Hockey’s local pizza joint. Palmer deal leaves Australia playing catch-up on climate action. Katter can’t get enough of fuel price hikes. And the Greens are “not very rock’n’roll”: why Gotye is launching a political party.

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The ABC debate: ABC News Intern weighs in

No, the ABC could not cut transmission costs by putting everything online, writes mysterious Twitter personality ABC News Intern.

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Will the new ultra-Right Liberal guard revive hard-line NSW anti-abortion bill?

Zoe’s Law” seemed destined for a quiet demise in NSW’s upper house, but after ICAC has claimed quite a few Liberal scalps, the political landscape has changed. Freelance journalist Claire Pullen reports.

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Brutal new Defence Minister undermines Jokowi’s overtures to West Papua

Indonesia’s new President has talked of hope and reconciliation as regards West Papua, but appointing a hard-line former general sends a different message, writes Nic Maclellan, a journalist and researcher in the Pacific islands.

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My Kitchen Rules v Media Watch

Crikey readers talk the real problem with Tasmanian wind farms, the haters at News Corp and why we need the ABC.

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Media briefs: Short Story shuts shop … Scott sick burn … mystery mucus

The Age isn’t have a short story competition this year - but it says it’ll be back in 2015. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Preference whisperer may need to shout … security for the G20 … don’t mess with maths …

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Crikey says: Senator’s sex life not in the public interest

Keane: Abbott’s call for mature debate is sheer hypocrisy. The mysterious ABC News Intern reveals Mark Scott’s nickname (plus some other more worthy stuff). Rundle goes West. Is Pope Francis really a radical? ABC press gallery numbers revealed (sorry, Sharri). Echoes of the mining tax in higher ed reforms. New whispers about the preference whisperer. Palmer tanking in Queensland. And G20 police fight terrorists … with sticky tape.

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World’s biggest tax dodger wants competitors to pay their damn taxes

The wisdom Rupert Murdoch offered to G20 finance ministers is simply more of the self-interest that has given us the inequality he rails against, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Uni VCs selling Australian students short for a quick buck

University vice-chancellors, whose eyes are on the bottom line, support a free market for education. But George Morgan, a founding member of the National Alliance for the Public University, says this does not mean universities themselves are in favour.

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Aboriginal fire scheme a carbon tax repeal victim

An indigenous controlled burn land management program is one of the latest casualties of the repeal of the carbon tax, writes freelance journalist Karen Coombs.

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The ABC’s detractors ignore its true benefits

Crikey readers have their say on the TPP, terrorism and the ABC debate.

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Media briefs: Switzer in talks with ABC … saving Peppa’s bacon … the best news-satire on TV …

Conservative warrior Tom Switzer has confirmed he’s in talks with the ABC’s Radio National about a new weekly show. And other media tidbits of the day.

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