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Border Farce: Keystone Cops boxed in by protesters and own incompetence

It’s on! Now it’s off! Now it’s on again! Oh wait, no… the Border Force operation planned for Melbourne today was not the most well-executed plan. Crikey journalists Sally Whyte and Josh Taylor were on the ground.

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Tips and rumours: report from the Brandis meeting we were banned from

Brandis’ arts fiesta. On Wednesday we reported that Minister for the Arts George Brandis would be in conversation with Liberal MP Kelly O’Dwyer at an arts forum, held yesterday, but O’Dwyer herself told Crikey’s Ben Eltham he wasn’t welcome, because having a journalist present could stifle the opinions of her constituents. But Crikey’s excellent tipsters delivered the goods. It was quite […]

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Investment figures offer some hope of a non-mining rebound

Ignore the gloomsters — yesterday’s capital expenditure figures showed signs of a tentative lift in the non-mining sector of the economy, and that’s good news, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

UNSW’s Tharunka is no longer going to have an elected student editor. Is this the end of it as a boundary-pushing voice for students?

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Business bites: loss-making crown … more write-downs … football deals gain ground …

The biggest losers in the marketplace are not miners, for once. It’s media that’s circling the drain.

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Tips and rumours

Ben Eltham locked out, but we still have the goss from Brandis’ chinwag … Groundhog gay …

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Media briefs: authoritarian democracy … a campaign of intimidation … a very specific skills shortage …

Guess what, Miranda Devine is not a fan of Gayby Baby. Yawn.

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Why Gillard was right

Crikey readers discuss marriage equality and other issues of the day.

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Ihre Papiere, bitte

At the time of publication, Crikey was seeking further information on the extraordinary statement this morning from the Australian Border Force that it would be patrolling the streets of the Melbourne CBD on the weekend as part of a multi-agency operation “to support the best interests of Melbournians, targeting everything from anti-social behaviour to outstanding […]

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If oil prices are tumbling, why is petrol so damn expensive?

Remember when petrol was under $1 a litre? If oil prices are continuing to drop, why have does it cost so much to fill up these days? Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.

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Tips and rumours: Abbott AWOL in Canning?

The people of Canning are getting a lot of attention at the moment, with the byelection following the death of Liberal MP Don Randall set for September 19. This means that they are lucky enough to receive election paraphernalia while the rest of us only get catalogues and bills in the mail. A tipster received […]

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Tips and rumours: Geelong Grammar in royal commission crosshairs

Revelations of sexual abuse at prestigious Geelong Grammar are set to have a big impact on the school, according to a letter to the past and present parents of the school from principal Stephen Meek yesterday. Meek warned in the letter that upcoming hearings at the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse […]

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The challenge of lifting productivity when you can’t measure it

One of the key challenges of economic reform is measuring productivity properly — something we fail to do at the moment, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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What’s really behind Abbott’s interest in bombing Syria?

Crikey readers discuss our military relationship with the US, and other issues of the day.

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Business bites: about that rate rise … market reaches for the skies … housing highs …

It looks like maybe the Fed won’t be raising interest rates after all. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Fairfax decimates … blaming Max ‘The Axe’ … Sky write-down …

The Tele’s war on Clover continues. And other media tidbits.

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Tips and rumours

Geelong Grammar in the hot seat … Canning election material, with no Tony in sight … Leyonhjelm fires up on Twitter …

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We will not be lectured about marriage equality by this woman

Breaking news! Julia Gillard supports same-sex marriage — two years too late. The former PM used her Michael Kirby lecture, delivered last night at Victoria University, to come out as a same-sex marriage supporter. What a cynical and hollow gesture. Previously, Gillard has argued that her feminist views meant she didn’t support any kind of marriage, even […]

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Tips and rumours: Sarah Henderson busted claiming credit for others’ work

It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, a member of government trying to claim responsibility and kudos for funding made by the previous government, and member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson was caught out this weekend. Henderson claimed that the Liberal government had provided $1.5 billion worth of funding for the Regional Rail Link […]

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Tips and rumours: Crikey not welcome at Brandis event

You can’t sit with us. We are often accused of being impolite, but even Ms Tips knows that uninviting someone from an event after they had kindly RSVPed is quite rude. Member for Higgins and parliamentary secretary to the Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer made quite the faux pas yesterday by calling Crikey arts correspondent Ben Eltham and informing him […]

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Media briefs: Chaser revival … Walkleys category shakeup? … Trump v Kelly continues

The Chaser boys are branching out … into print media. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: no bounce … how BHP pounced … Kiwis announce …

Dead cats don’t bounce. And other business tidbits of the day.

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‘National Reform Summit’ spurns voters

The carefully pre-prepared “national reform summit” overlooks the secret to economic reform success — respecting the electorate, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Tips and rumours

Ben Eltham uninvited from Brandis event … TPGificiation of iiNet has begun …

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Time to get the tweets removed from Q&A

Crikey readers discuss the merits of Twitter and other news of the day.

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