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An English-speaking German and a Francophone Estonian walk into a bar …

When it comes to intercultural, cross-lingual comedy, the joke can often be lost in translation. Steele Rudd, an Australian freelance writer based in Scotland, explains.

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Who made that pendulum?

Crikey readers have their say on the inventor of the electoral pendulum, whether East West Link can be killed and whether Bernard Keane is being too flippant.

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Media briefs: Dempster v Mitchell … real estate empires … ‘insiders’ say thanks …

News Corp ties its future (further) to real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Does who you know matter at the ABC? … call centre jobs go at Westpac … Abbott is always watching Wyatt …

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Crikey says: Turnbull must come clean on ABC cuts

Been wondering what you’re missing at Crikey? Here’s a taste of today’s edition, including the first Guy Rundle’s dispatches from the US mid-term elections, the pressures facing Aussie journos in China and protests over the threat of ABC cuts. Want to know more about the rich listers fighting wind farms, ‘absurd’ conditions of our FTA with South Korea or the likelihood of Campbell Newman keeping his seat? Sign up for the full Crikey Insider here.

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What really happened with Operation Neath

Crikey readers have their say about NIMBYism, development and The Australian’s account of how it handled Operation Neath.

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Media briefs: stymying Rundle … Essential on ABC cuts … the ABC from Laos …

One in four people are concerned about cuts to the ABC, but Coalition voters generally aren’t among them. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Terror at the ABC … Lingerie left loveless … MPs say hello to ello

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Crikey says: don’t justify your right to privacy

Meet the ABC’s terrifying grammar Nazis. Vic election primer. Napthine’s dire economic record. Gillard dodges gay marriage question. Rupert’s pay cut. The Hun on a terror rampage. How the big banks stiff the Tax Office for billions. Voters support detention without charge. SBS outsources broadcast depts. Annabel Crabb on why we all need a good wife. And football in your undies? Lingerie league booted off TV.

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‘It’s all going to be outsourced’: tech jobs could go as SBS cuts costs

Three SBS departments face an uncertain future as the broadcaster puts them out to tender, write Crikey editor Marni Cordell and media reporter Myriam Robin

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Labor could kill East West Link without paying a cent

The current Liberal state government has said it will enter into a contract for the East West Link before the state election. Could Labor break that contract without paying compensation? Dr Nick Seddon adjunct professor of law at ANU, explains.

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How News Corp’s pursuit of ASIO made life harder for journalists

Once upon a time News Corp was not an unquestioning cheerleader for the government. And its overreach led to the current overly restrictive national security legislation, explains lawyer and former government adviser Marcus Priest.

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Vigilante justice: a guide for placid hipsters

Unknown thieves broke into freelance writer Dan Wood’s home and stole expensive electronics. With the police unable to use tracking devices such as iCloud to get a warrant, should tech-savvy hipsters take matters into their own hands?

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Calm down, Brandis’ new bill does not reverse the onus of proof

The Foreign Fighters Bill requires a defendant to prove why he or she was in a proscribed region. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Lawyers from the Law Council of Australia explain.

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Don’t touch that dial

Crikey readers have their say about digital radio, Cambodia and the definition of torture.

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Media briefs: ABC staff turn poetic … swanning about … crybaby liberals …

ABC staff circulate a petition to save programs facing the axe, including Lateline. And other media tidbits for the day.

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Tips and rumours

RACV elections get political … Abbott left hanging on the line … SA public service feeling secure …

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Crikey says: tougher lending will affect home buyers first

Julia’s burn book: we read My Story and plucked out the best insults. How News Corp’s terror scoop made life harder for journalists. When Abbott stalked the Malaysian PM. Public servants under armed guard. Terror hysteria distracts from rising workplace fatalities. Numbers key to Morrison’s Cambodia deal. Electoral fraud in Indi? No, Brandis hasn’t reversed the onus of proof. ABC staff rally to save Lateline. And Crikey’s guide to vigilante justice for iPhone-owning hipsters.

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Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Joe

The final outcome for the 2013-14 budget has little to do with a long-departed Treasurer but may yet echo through Joe Hockey’s future budgets, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Australian states are losing their AAA ratings. Should we panic?

Don’t worry about the AAA rating, writes economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin. It’s of little consequence for the day-to-day running of a state.

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Stop giving Lambie oxygen

Crikey readers have their say about Jacqui Lambie and France’s economy, and Jonathan Holmes corrects the record.

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Media briefs: vale Aust Network … Bruce of Bondi … SBS chases ratings …

At midnight on Saturday, the ABC’s Australia Network will switch off. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Changing carbon price opinions … uncomfortable dates for student politicians … Courier Mail subs confusion …

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Crikey says: Abbott must follow the US into this conflict

Can ASIO now monitor the whole internet? Err … not quite. Vic Labor’s sex abuse witch-hunt. Whose fault is the budget outcome? Hockey fingers Swan. Morrison mixes with despised despots. We speak to the tabloids’ favourite ‘firebrand convert’. Top polluters back carbon price. Quiggin: stop chasing AAA ratings. The numbers behind Abbott’s war-time bounce. King’s Tribune calls it a day. Tassie’s forest wars reignite. And mistaken ‘terror teen’ to sue Fairfax?

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