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Articles by Cassidy Knowlton

Get Fact: do men make much more than women for the same job?

Australian men are said to earn 17.1% more than Australian women, and even those in the same jobs are paid 10% more just for being men. Right? Well, not exactly …

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Tips and rumours

Regional newspapers to consolidate? … Gillard delivers on memoirs … is Eric Abetz the most powerful person in Tas? …

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Media briefs: Guardian to Melb … ABC cuts… Tele ads …

The Guardian is opening a Melbourne office, making editors around the Victorian capital nervous. Plus Crikey’s White Night coverage and other media tidbits of the day.

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‘No one wants to know you’: unemployment catch-22 for older Aussies

The Productivity Commission has recommended increasing the pension age to 70 to keep Australians working longer. But with employers loath to hire anyone over 50, is this any kind of solution?

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Crikey says: a historic day indeed

Bye bye Kevin Rudd: how the day unfolded in Canberra, his successes and failures, and who will win Griffith? Plus we crunch some numbers on Direct Action and take a look at James Packer’s sudden interest in the arts. We bring you Campbell Newman: bikie’s pal. And finally, should restaurants be allowed to seat ugly people at the back?

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Bolt: the Left is rude and crude (just like his commenters)

Andrew Bolt has decided those on the Left need to mind their manners. We had a look at some of his commenters, and think perhaps they could use an etiquette lesson or two themselves …

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‘Victory Ride Down Under’: how the world’s media covered the election

Tony Abbott’s victory has been widely reported from London to Beijing, with each country’s national media taking a slightly different tack. And then there are those cycling photos …

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An alternate election night Crikey drinking game

Guy Rundle has a pretty epic drinking game, or if you like your games slightly simpler (or don’t have parfait d’amour to hand), try this one …

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London polling: how will Aussie expats vote?

Australians around the world have started voting by post and in person. But with hundreds of thousands disenfranchised due to strict AEC rules, will their votes make a difference?

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Losing the faith? Irish lessons for Catholics under pressure

With Australia’s royal commission into child sex abuse dominating national headlines — and senior Catholic George Pell facing a similar state enquiry today — will the faithful stop going to church? Ireland offers some clues.

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Want to save the planet? Don’t have any children

Having child increases your carbon emissions by a factor of about six throughout your lifetime, and no amount of cycling, turning off lights or veganism will offset it. Can having children be environmentally sustainable?

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Job-seeking Alaskan or 15-year-old Maldives rape victim?

Mamamia’s reports of a 15-year-old rape victim in the Maldives has an image of a scowling teenage girl. But Crikey discovers she’s not all she seems …

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Crikey playlist: don’t stop thinking about your campaign song

We take a look at the good, the bad and the (litigiously) ugly of political campaign songs. While Aussie pollies have been reluctant to use pop singers, the playlist for UK and US campaigns rocks.

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Womens Agenda

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