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The Twitter anonymity guide for whistleblowers, activists and ABCNewsintern

Leslie Nassar, Crikey’s Department of Australia and formerly Fake Stephen Conroy on Twitter, explains how to keep your anonymous account secret.

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Some propaganda with your morning paper? Why Fairfax is spruiking for Putin

It’s easier than you think to get published in the world’s best newspapers, as the efforts of Russia Beyond The Headlines show. Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer report.

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Housing boom delivers a potential headache for the government

The government faces a growing problem around the booming property markets of Sydney and Melbourne while the Reserve Bank can see danger to the wider economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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About those deleted tweets …

Crikey readers talk new anti-terror laws, and Barry O’Farrell explains that deleted tweet.

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Media briefs: Figments of Devine’s imagination … Stanley cops it … Mission accomplished …

It took a while, but Wendy Bacon has hit back at that Miranda Devine article. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Kaspar Wowser

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Tips and rumours

Goodbye Mie Freedom — we hardly knew ye … aye or Nay is no easy poll … time to invest in firearms …

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Crikey says: indigenous recognition should wait

A Crikey investigation: how the states are bankrolled by big gambling, mining and property. Leslie Nassar’s guide to fake Twitter. Tabloid terror buries security debate. Why Fairfax is running Putin propaganda. How the Greens are profiting from war. Keane on the real housing crisis. Bacon: feminism not a protection racket. Mayne tilts at Fairfax board. Razer: in defence of Miss America. The death of Mie Freedom. And Cory Bernardi’s burqa fetish.

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Can states wean themselves off gambling, mining and property revenue?

Crikey can exclusively reveal the proportion of state and territory government revenues that come from property, mining and gambling. Can they be relied on to properly regulate these industries?

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Turn off Ten: even MasterChef can’t save falling ad revenue

The election a year ago means most sectors saw a year-on-year decline in ad spending. But things are worse at Ten, and even worse for some newspaper groups.

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Carlton: Henderson could keep the Press Council busy

Mike Carlton writes on Gerard Henderson, and Crikey readers talk defence ministers past and the NBN losers.

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Media briefs: Bendigo Advertises … Rupert on Scotland … farewell Margaret and David …

How the ABC squashed Peter Ford’s exclusive. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Gruen heads to PM&C … Queensland Health can’t keep up … it’s time for government reviews …

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Crikey says: Cheney knew Iraq was a ‘quagmire’

Journalists face jail for security breaches as reviewers back Brandis. ABC board breaks silence on cuts. Melbourne’s East West Link ‘stone dead’ under Labor? Not so fast, say legal experts. Luke Buckmaster: why the future looks bright post Margaret and David. Queensland Health caught with their pants down? MPs under pressure as Abbott counts KPIs. TV and newspaper advertising in freefall. Ken Henry says we can boost productivity and wages. And Gerard Henderson gets served.

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Do we really need submarines?

Crikey readers have their say on the return to Iraq, submarines and a technicality of premiership.

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Media briefs: Nancy to Press Council … MEAA seeks chief … Digital revenues …

Kate Durham says she’ll take Gerard Henderson to the Press Council. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Keeping tabs on security on high alert … the legends of the Victorian Bar … getting the kids to vote any way possible …

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Crikey says: our so-called housing bubble a supply problem

Keane: where’s the Defence Minister? Why Iraq might just save David Johnston’s skin. George Brandis’ existential crisis. The US congressman sexting for votes. How newspapers spin their readership figures. The loophole that could sink the NBN. Essential: Coalition bleeding votes on key issues. Mamamia expands. Gerard Henderson (and his dog) to the Press Council. Razer on Apple’s $100 million virus. And high terror alert: your tales from the front line.

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Kaspar Wowser

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Crikey Clarifier: what exactly is a high terror alert?

On Friday Prime Minister Tony Abbott raised the terror threat level to “high”, suggesting a terrorist attack is “likely”. Should we all be at panic stations? Crikey intern Toli Papadopoulos explains.

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Shorten puts on the union schtick for ASC workers, but he doesn’t pull it off

Bill Shorten tried to gee up workers at South Australia’s ASC, but it was a few soundbites with little substance, writes InDaily political reporter Tom Richardson.

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Why Labor bit the bullet and dumped the East West Link

Labor’s recent announcement that it will now oppose the East West Link is not so much a reversal of position as the outcome of a flawed initial decision, writes former Victorian Labor MP Tony Lupton.

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How army rankings translate to civilian middle management

Crikey readers have their say on terror threat levels, the real meaning of “moomba” and other issues of the day.

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Media briefs: Nancy errs … Bolt Watch … takeover furphies …

Spoken word cartoons, and other media tidbits of the day.

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Crikey says: Shorten lacks Crean’s courage on Iraq

The Australian companies making big bucks off war in Iraq. How Cambodia rebuffed Morrison on refugees. Mayne: questions for Packer ahead of Crown AGM. Colombian cyclists in nude fashion faux pas. Why Vic Labor dumped East West Link. The colourful past of Scotland’s ‘No’ man. Sex and death: jihadi brides make for good headlines. Why Shorten’s union schtick doesn’t cut it. And vote aye or die! Groundskeeper Willie’s advice to Scots.

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