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Articles by Tom Cowie

Mining the moon in 10 years: more science than fiction

Space and mining boffins will gather in Sydney next month to discuss the possibly of mining on the moon, asteroids and even Mars. It could happen a lot sooner than you’d think.

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Morning Market Report

The market is up 15. SFE futures were up 11 this morning. US market up 62. The Dow closed on its high of the day and was down 27 at worst on weaker than expected economic numbers and Info Tech company 4Q earnings. US YonY existing home sales were down 1% to a 4.94 million in December […]

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Facebookie: social betting next big thing in gambling

You can’t bet real money online, but you can play simulated casino games on your smartphone for “fun”. If the law changes, researchers are concerned it may have impacts on how we gamble online.

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Crikey quiz! Know your colorful racing identities, a tabloid teaser test

Think you know your news? We’ve put together 50 of our favourite tabloid titles for Crikey readers to work out. Take the test and see if you can put a name to the media moniker.

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Gillard received WikiLeaks cable tip-off: Assange book

The Australian government was warned about embarrassing cables before WikiLeaks published them, according to an updated book on Julian Assange by ABC journalist Andrew Fowler.

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What a goose (step): Campo says women can’t cover sport

Rugby legend David Campese has lambasted the Sydney Morning Herald for getting a “girl” to cover the game. So can women cover sports played by men? Of course they can.

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A 68-year wait for membership? It’s just not cricket

A Melbourne Cricket Club membership is the holy grail for any Australian sports fan. But the wait for entry is growing longer — you might not live long enough to enjoy your exclusive seat.

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The Power Index: why Pell (and God) is religion’s most influential

If Tony Abbott becomes our next prime minister, as many predict, there is one holy man best placed to whisper into his ear: Cardinal George Pell. We reckon that’s enough to make him our most powerful religious leader. Abbott’s friendship with Pell is no secret. The Opposition Leader and former priest-in-training has long seen Australia’s […]

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The Power Index: religion, Anglican Archbishop Jensen at #2

Archbishop Peter Jensen agrees we need to talk about marriage, yet he gets a bit annoyed at constantly being asked why gay Australians shouldn’t be able to tie the knot. As Sydney’s top Anglican, he has a well-known set of conservative beliefs, which means he has become a lightning rod for those pushing for same-s-x marriage. Critics […]

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The Power Index: religion, ACL’s Jim Wallace at #3

Jim Wallace is on a mission from God to bring more religion into politics. And until recently, he and his disciples were doing a pretty good job. With a budget of $2 million, 15,000 members and a cluster of politicians keen to keep them sweet, the Australian Christian Lobby is one of Christ’s loudest voices […]

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How to know you’ve been ‘Adlerised’ by Louise

In-vogue verb “Adlerised” has been spotted in newsprint (and in Crikey) in regards to publishing boss Louise Adler. But what does it really mean?

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The Power Index: religion, private school lobbyists at #4

No debate polarises Australians more than the battle over the funding of private and public schools, but there is little doubt parties on both sides are committed to paying for our kids to get faith-based education. According to statistics, each year more parents are choosing non-government schools over the more secular state system. The ABS […]

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The Power Index: religion, Hillsong’s Houstons at #5

The word of Christ doesn’t come any slicker than at Hillsong — the evangelical megachurch, and Christian business success story, based in Sydney’s Hills district. Started 30 years ago by pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston with a congregation of just 45, the church has since grown into an international phenomenon with revenue in the tens of millions. […]

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The Power Index: religion, Jewish leader Peter Wertheim at #6

Jewish leader Peter Wertheim is the man hoping to make race-hate laws stronger, even if Tony Abbott wants to water them down in the name of free speech. The ex-Slater and Gordon lawyer and activist leader has fought many battles in his long career, particularly on the front of racial discrimination. He is yet to […]

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The Power Index: religion, Catholic Health’s Martin Laverty at #7

Martin Laverty is looking after our young, old, maternal and infirm — the Roman Catholic way. Laverty runs Catholic Health Australia, the largest provider of health and aged care outside government.

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The Power Index: religion, chaplain provider Peter James at #8

Scripture Union Queensland boss Peter James oversees the largest employer of chaplains in the country and has not only the ear of the federal government but other influential Christian organisations as well.

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The Power Index: religion, Muslim leader Samier Dandan at #9

Samier Dandan is pretty clear about what he wants for Australian Muslims. Sydney’s growing Muslim community has been ignored for too long, he reckons, and needs to unite and become a political force to be reckoned with. So far, Dandan’s biggest power play was at last year’s NSW state election, where the savvy operator publicly […]

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The Power Index: religion, NSW MP Fred Nile at #10

Of all the odd voting blocs cobbled together across Australia’s electoral system, only the “Guns n’ Moses” coalition in NSW’s Legislative Council can whisper into the ear of Premier Barry O’Farrell. Consummated after last year’s state election, the marriage (traditional, we assume) of convenience brings together Reverend Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party and the Shooters […]

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The Power Index: the 18 most powerful people in religion

Australians may not go to church as often as we used to, but there’s no escaping the influence religion has over our lives. Socially and politically, religious leaders are using their clout and followers to influence the national debate on topics such as gay marriage, euthanasia and abortion. It’s not just the cardinals, rabbis and […]

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From the vault: the $800-a-night pokies habit and paying the ultimate price

For 10 years Julie was visiting up to four or five poker-machine venues a week in a country Victorian town. She took her own life earlier this year. Her sister asks why gamblers can so easily access money.

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Green goes red, but enviro groups say they’ll fight back

Do Australians still care about litter and trees in an age of carbon pricing and renewable energy targets? The challenges to maintain revenue and prevent public fatigue are becoming greater.

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Why the PM is (still) the most powerful person in Australia

When deciding who should comprise our Power 50, and how to rank them, The Power Index surveyed Private Media’s most experienced journalists, editors and publishers. As a combined group, the panel has decades of experience covering national affairs, business, culture and the media. Together we came to the decision that the most powerful person in the nation could […]

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Bogey bust: British Open choke costs Scott $500k a hole

Adam Scott will be counting the cost of his incredible British Open meltdown in more ways than one, with the collapse set to cost him a small fortune in sponsorship arrangements.

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Social media hoaxes the new weapon in green activism

A series of clever hoaxes has plagued oil giant Shell, as environmentalists trial new ways of getting their messages out.

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Power 50: banking bosses Narev and Smith … Aunty chief Scott …

No.23: Ian Narev (CEO, Commonwealth Bank). Ian Narev is the fresh-faced former child TV star in charge of more than $305 billion worth of mortgages, $668 billion in assets and a huge chunk of the nation’s finances. He replaced fellow Kiwi Ralph Norris as the boss of the Commonwealth Bank last December, after the buck-toothed computer […]

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