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Tips and rumours: At least it wasn’t lumbersexual

The Macquarie Dictionary has named its Word of The Year, and even though it’s technically a phrase, Ms Tips approves. According to the committee, the word that best represents 2015 is “captain’s call”. The term, which former Prime Minister Tony Abbott used to describe the decision to award Prince Philip a knighthood, is defined by […]

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Cory Bernardi spruiks Gina Rinehart … captain’s call word of the year … George Brandis on transparency …

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Tips and rumours: Australians are not impressed by Trump

While Sarah Palin has thrown her support behind Donald Trump (no surprises there), the Australian public is less keen on the polarising Republican candidate. Even though Australians won’t be voting in the US election, Essential polling shows that 40% of Australians would prefer Democrat Hillary Clinton to win. Interestingly, Clinton’s support is highest among Coalition […]

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Tips and rumours: The course of true love never did run smooth. 

While Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are still in the throes of new love, a UK-based blog devoted to exposing rogue journalists has revealed that Hall may have been one of the victims of phone hacking at a Murdoch newspaper. According to Nick Davies’ book Hack Attack, a young reporter at The Sun in the late […]

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Love and phone-hacking … Turnbull’s Insta-gaffe … Liberals prefer Clinton …

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Tips and rumours: picking up, kicked out

Last week Crikey reported that one of the “pick-up artists” from Real Social Dynamics was in Australia as part of a free tour, giving seminars to men that promised techniques to guarantee success with women. The website even offered that men could be as successful as movie producers and strip club owners (they aim high). […]

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All Bolt, all the time … chicken or fish for the PM? … Kia the real victim …

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Tips and rumours: the return of Hillary Bray?

Return of Hillary Bray? Cut and Paste has long been an anonymous column inThe Australian, but has the identity of the author been revealed by the paper itself? Online readers of Cut and Paste were greeted with this smiling face this morning: *Heard anything that might interest Crikey? Send your tips to boss@crikey.com.au or use our […]

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ABC staff incognito … UPF tactics … Cut and Paste author revealed …

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Throw away the razor … pick-up artists are back … wedding bells for the chair sniffer? …

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What did Malcolm know and when did he know it? … Gina Rinehart, Australian of the Year? … about that roo photo …

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Tips and rumours: The Minister for Sewerage

Just before Parliament finished up for the year, there were a few questions put to Barnaby Joyce in question time over what his portfolio responsibility in relation to water was. As part of the deal Malcolm Turnbull made with the Nationals after becoming Liberal leader, the Agriculture Minister took responsibility for water from Environment Minister […]

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The Minister for Shit … lettuce and dank memes … Nikolic hearts Santos

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David Irvine’s role revealed … money for nothing … Bruce Billson’s return? …

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Has News bought Sky? … Nick Xenophobia Party … Davey Cameron is a pie …

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Eddie McGuire’s insomnia … Alan Jones’ Christmas spray … merry Christmas, Turnbull style …

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Change.org’s pot petition … don’t look now, Hunt’s screwing the environment … war on Christmas part 42,856

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Tips and rumours: Sunrise shakeup

Channel Seven’s new director of news and current affairs Craig McPherson is making his presence felt, according to one tipster. We hear that David Eccleston has been appointed as supervising producer ofWeekend Sunrise, less than a year after he was one of the casualties when the investigative reporting team was shut down. Eccleston has previously […]

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Tips and rumours: taking out the trash

Tis the season to take out the trash. It’s that time of year when government and businesses like to slide out all that awkward news and hope that we all won’t notice in our festive cheer, or on our summer holidays. First up: NBN has today announced it will pay Telstra around $80 million to […]

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Eric Abetz has a list for Michelle Guthrie … dark strangers in Parliament House … spot the Prime Minister …

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Tips and rumours: deny your Wild Oats

It didn’t take long for The Australian to pick up yesterday’s Tips story on the looming scandal over the eligibility of Wild Oats XI for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The Oz piece ran as news, splashed over six column on page 3 (not that they acknowledged us by name, preferring to describe Crikey as “an Australian website”. […]

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Border Force’s war on music … what are DJ Albo and Lee Lin Chin up to? … is Scott Ludlam rigging the vote? …

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Maths and stats lesson needed at The Oz

Stats 101. There’s a new fun game doing the rounds: how crap will Jennifer Oriel’s column be this week? The Oz’s new resident kultur-warrior wowed the crowd a fortnight ago when she claimed that Robert Menzies had successfully banned the Communist Party 65 years ago (his failure to do so was one of the most important events […]

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Tips and rumours: Soundwave trembles and teeters

The music industry is bracing for another huge shock, with the news yesterday that punk and metal festival Soundwave will be definitely be cancelled after the 2016 tour, and next month’s tour might not go ahead. Controversial promoter AJ Maddah tweeted last night that ticketing company Eventopia “were supposed to give (Soundwave) a scheduled advance to […]

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Tips and rumours: Scandal brewing before the Sydney to Hobart Race

An apparently offhand question posed yesterday in a forum post on an obscure American sailing website could well snowball into a huge controversy that could engulf some of the most respected Australian names in the sport. Responding to the impressive appearance of the recently rebuilt maxi-yacht Wild Oats XI, “Duncan” wrote: “So oats is very sexy […]

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