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Articles by Sally Whyte

Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

Mandatory data retention is set to be included in the next round of security legislation — and the Greens will be fighting it every step of the way.

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Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

James Hird must resign, but his departure will be cold comfort for a club (and its fans) already torn apart by scandal.

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The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Australia’s first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

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Fraudulent email raises some uncomfortable questions for Landcare Australia

A chairman with links to the fossil fuels industry, a case of impersonation and a patron who thought he was at a different organisation — times are turbulent at Landcare Australia.

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Video: uphill battle for independents in Morwell

Latrobe Valley residents felt abandoned in the wake of the Hazelwood mine fire. Now they’re taking their fight to be heard to the ballot box.

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Victorian independents hope to pull a McGowan

Independent candidates are popping up in throughout Victoria. They might not win seats, but they hope that they can make the major parties sit up and take notice.

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No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

A lack of specialist care is to blame for deaths and health crises on Manus Island, say insiders.

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Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

With the AFL finals season in full swing, it’s time for the league to own and correct its many errors over the past year.

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Macquarie Uni takes students to court over $600,000 in union money

A curious legal stoush reignites the debate around voluntary student unionism as Macquarie Uni litigates against one of its own student organisations in a bid to retrieve $600,000.

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VIDEO: Surveillance impact ‘severe’: Jillian York

Crikey politics editor Bernard Keane and Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression at Electronic Freedom Foundation, discuss data retention and privacy.

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‘No future for me in West Papua’: activist flees to Australia after ‘abduction’ attempt

A West Papuan activist has fled to Australia in fear for her safety after giving testimony to an Australian tribunal into the 1998 Biak massacre by Indonesian forces.

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‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

Australia’s youth unemployment has hit 13.5% and is still rising. Is the minimum wage holding Australia’s young people back — or is it the one thing they have to fall back on?

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Broadcasting the Olympics doesn’t turn a profit, so why do it?

TV networks pay big bucks to broadcast international sport in the middle of the night. Why?

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Prabowo an ‘apocalypse’, Jokowi a false promise: West Papuans opt out

West Papuan activists are boycotting the Indonesian election. Whoever wins, what will the result mean for their campaign for self-determination?

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Disgraced Harris’ reputation will never recover

We will never be able to hear Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport without cringing.

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Melbourne history group to host alleged war criminal

Lieutenant General Kiki Syahnakri is set to speak at a Melbourne conference on East Timor — despite a Special Crimes Unit indictment filed against him for alleged war crimes.

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Migrants miss out as family visas dumped

Migrants who hoped to bring their family members to Australia under certain visas are out of luck, with the Immigration Department summarily repealing certain sub-classes.

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Bagpipes and faith healing: an evening with Geoff Shaw

After a week in which he was suspended from Victorian Parliament, Geoff Shaw entertains and offends at the Wheeler Centre.

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Oz exclusive: Big Tobacco-funded research hates plain packaging

Christian Kerr has insisted that plain packaging is not curbing Australians’ cigarette habit in this morning’s Australian. Where do the numbers come from? It’s there that things get interesting …

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Dear Christopher Pyne, here is your HECS bill

Education Minister Chris Pyne didn’t pay HECS for his four-year degree, but he’s very keen to make sure future students pay very high fees. We’ve prepared a bill for Mr Pyne to pay his fair share.

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