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Articles by Margot Saville

Alan Rusbridger on journalism in the ‘Golden Age of Surveillance’

It’s hard to be at the forefront of the encryption arms race when you’re still carrying a tracking signal in your pocket, writes Margot Saville.

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Sisters doin’ it for themselves: a poorly catered debate

When it comes to ruling the world, women have every right to be just as bad as men.

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Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

The veteran ABC writer and broadcaster was in fine form at the launch of her new book. If only she had a wife to corral her three children, it might have gone off without a hitch.

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Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

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Pyne and vile Kyle most outstanding sexists

The Ernie awards for Sexist Remarks are great fun — but wouldn’t it be great if there weren’t enough nominees?

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Kim Williams goes to the dogs (tastefully, of course)

This morning Kim Williams launched his new book, Rules of Engagement, which focuses more on family, wine, sport and good living, rather than his tumble from the News Corp roost.

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Crikey’s intrepid reporter meets the News Corp CEO

Julian Clarke had “a very interesting day” yesterday — and today was gracious enough to speak to a Crikey reporter without throwing anything.

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The ghost of Kevin lingers, but Swan regrets nothing

Freed from the confines of being in the government frontbench, Wayne Swan is ready to let loose on Kevin Rudd and what’s wrong with the economy.

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Stand by for fireworks as gold-class A-listers front ICAC

ICAC’s focus turns to Newcastle, with disgraced former billionaire Nathan Tinkler rating more than a mere mention.

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‘Nothing to hide, nothing to fear’: whistleblowers warn of threats to privacy

As cabinet debates data retention laws for Australia, US whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack remind us that “the people are supposed the govern the government, not the other way around”.

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Schadenfreude and champers at Obeid book launch

There were drinks all round and plenty of “toldjasos” at the launch of He Who Must Be Obeid.

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‘Stand up and fight!’ Combet gets feisty at book launch

The former climate change and energy minister launched his book to a packed house — but will it resonate outside the ALP bubble?

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No, chef! Rise up against restaurant tyranny

When did the tables turn in fine dining? And how can you get a decent meal at a decent time with a decent number of courses without ingesting “fish milk”?

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Mal Turnbull so camera-shy at Rupert’s party

The Australian celebrated its 50th birthday with a gala dinner in Sydney — but why was Turnbull so shy, and where was Ken Cowley? Crikey stood outside to get the goss.

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Climate sceptic HQ: undercover at Ian Plimer’s book launch

Ian Plimer’s latest book argues manmade climate change is not real and environmentalists are damaging the planet. Crikey infiltrated the book launch to see Plimer’s fans in action.

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A class act: how Cate Blanchett saved STC

Cate Blanchett charmed a packed house in Sydney last night, as part of her interview with Anne Summers.

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‘A complete fucking shambles’: Bramston dishes dirt on Rudd’s campaign

Troy Bramston has written a book giving an inside look at the problem with Kevin Rudd, why the Labor Party hit the skids and Julia Gillard’s coup.

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Gillard’s ex calm under pressure at unions commission

Julia Gillard’s former boyfriend appeared in front of a packed house, giving evidence regarding his (and Gillard’s) possible involvement in a union slush fund.

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‘A fine human being’: Keneally celebrates 50 years in print

Australian author Thomas Keneally celebrated 50 years since the release of his first book at an exclusive event in Sydney last night.

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‘Colin Barnett hiding in the desert’: King Clive holds court

Say what you will about Clive Palmer; the man knows how to woo the public. Crikey headed along to see the Cult of Clive first-hand.

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Saville’s Shout: Australia’s soul … Tsiolkas uncut … literary siblings …

Authors at the Sydney Writers’ Festival make a compelling argument that Australia has lost its moral compass. Plus other fantastic events at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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Saville’s Shout: surveillance state … terror climate … PNG art …

Australia is spying on one in 67 of its citizens, often on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. But are we ignoring the real driver of terrorism in the coming decades — climate change?

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Saville’s Shout: cost of asylum seekers … eat fat … Angel eyes …

Listening to Scott Morrison talk up OSB is a great way to put yourself in a funereal mood. Plus, why carbs are more dangerous than fat.

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Saville’s Shout: women in politics … jailbird advice … turning Japanese …

Who says women in politics are any more pure and ethical than the men? Plus a famous jailbird offering financial advice, and the art of isolation.

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Eureka! Literary ladies celebrate a Stella year for book lovers

Historian Clare Wright has won the Stella prize for literature for her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, and a literary who’s who were out in force at last night’s awards ceremony.

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