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Articles by Crikey

‘You come in as someone that wants to save the world’

Seeking a career with a conscience lead Valerio Parisi onto a one-way flight to Tanzania, where cultural and business differences challenge his leadership

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How long can News Corp keep up the juggling act?

News Corp has been able to shelter its financial health thanks to some wily tax planning, but if the company is finally compelled to swing the axe, Amplify will be the first to go. Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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Infographic: politicians and their properties

Our politicians have pretty impressive property portfolios, according to parliamentary documents.

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What’s Team Australia’s strategy?

Crikey readers talk the Abbott government and the Murdoch press.

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Media briefs: Seven results … medical dramas … revenge best served icy …

Reckon you’d be more efficient if you could only hear some typewriters? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Fairfax’s new app … the Markson and Williams video that wasn’t … Joe Hockey’s staffing rumours …

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IS got you down? Worried about the future of media? Ask Sam de Brito!

Want to know what to think about the rise of the Islamic State? Should America withdraw from the policy spheres of other nations, or will that give rise to more brutality? Ask Sam de Brito, Fairfax’s everyman, who will give you the answers you need, with the sex advice you don’t.

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Defence wants YOU — if you’re white and male, that is

The culturally loaded language the ADF uses to brand its cause — emphasising courage, honesty and capability — speaks to a very a narrow target audience of wannabe heroes: white men, writes The Mandarin’s senior journalist Harley Dennett.

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‘This is our community’: inside the real Lakemba that Blair ignored

Freelance writer Kavita Bedford retraces Tele writer Tim Blair’s steps in the western suburb of Lakemba and wonders: how much did Blair really learn while inside his hotel room for one night?

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The federal budget is a dodgy product, poorly sold

Crikey readers share their thoughts on the budget, News Corp and other issues of the day.

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Media briefs: Williams on News … Emmys ratings … terroir terror …

Kim Williams reports on tales from Sydney’s public transport system. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Lend Lease and the Daily Tele … Clive Palmer is very sorry … NBN Co’s lame ads …

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Crikey says: the stories Tim Blair missed

The real story from Tim Blair’s “Muslim Land”. Rundle’s guide to who will vote what in the Senate. The former M15 head who disagrees with Abbott on terrorism. Local councils, Harness Racing NSW? You’ll be surprised who can access your metadata. Clive Palmer’s open mind. High price for cheaters as dating site charges to delete profiles. Inside the Oz’s war on the Press Council. And (fake) Sam de Brito answers your tough questions about the world.

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Let’s hope porn connoisseurs can stop anti-terror laws — as Muslims leaders won’t

The Abbott government’s proposed anti-terror laws should be repelled by a unified front of civil libertarians and Muslims. Unfortunately, some groups have been lax in their duty, writes Irfan Yusuf.

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Hacked emails send ‘Teflon John’ Key scrambling

Think politics are much more above board across the Tasman? Think again, writes New Zealand-born freelance journalist Rachel Williamson.

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Anti-terrorism measures shouldn’t focus solely on Muslims

Crikey readers share their thoughts on ASIO, the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney and other issues of the day.

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Media briefs: Disney abstains … exclusive watch … Blair unrepentant …

Press Council chair Julian Disney will no longer participate in complaints involving News Corp. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Yes the guards are armed … Hywood’s car is a what? … NSW Aboriginal Affairs website hacked …

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Crikey says: the real budget crisis is outside Canberra

Rundle in Canberra for budget crunch time. Keane on how “tough decisions” became voter payback. The Oz gets Hywood — but bungles the tip-off. Armed guards at Christmas Island. The NSW govt website peddling porn. Palmer’s anti-China tirade could scupper a trade deal. News Corp’s war on the Press Council: Disney pulls out of decisions. When conservatives cosied up to Islamists. And Tim Blair’s kinda/sorta/not-really Lakemba apology.

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Prabowo sooks as Jokowi confirmed as president

It’s all over, folks: Jokowi is officially Indonesia’s new President as Prabowo’s court challenge fails. But the military strongman was not exactly gracious in defeat, reports Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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Chris Kenny, barista? How The Australian can become profitable

A business that’s losing money should cut costs, cut wages, make hard choices and let the market decide, right? Let’s see The Australian practise what it preaches, writes a senior economics commentator.

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Beware the coming Kiwi invasion

Crikey readers talk what we will do about our aggressors to the east.

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Media briefs: Fairfax, SBS journos get peanuts … Random House grovels … Rupert’s files …

SBS staff are fuming after being offered just 0.5% a year in pay rises. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Few guests for Abbott in Adelaide … Sydney arts community reacts to job losses … News Corp papers in hospital bins …

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