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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 11 UNLOCK?

Barrett Brown: five years ‘to investigate the prison-industrial complex’

Journalist Barrett Brown, who first exposed the sinister links between the cybersecurity industry and the US government, has been sentenced to five years’ jail.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 9 UNLOCK?

Time for IR reform advocates to put up or shut up

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into industrial relations is an opportunity for business to produce hard evidence about the problems of a system that appears to be serving Australia well, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | 5 UNLOCK?

In the shadow of redundancies, ABC staff set to work for a new year

Redundancy pools are painful but necessary, says the ABC’s head of people, arguing there was no other way to fairly terminate staff as the ABC ramps up for 2015.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 20 UNLOCK?

AGD fails to do its mass surveillance homework

The bureaucrats behind the long-running push for mass surveillance have laid bare their reasoning for data retention. Too bad they didn’t do their homework.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | PAYWALL | 5 UNLOCK?

Meet Pakistan’s all-singing, all-dancing, burqa-wearing free speech defenders

A Pakistani theatre company threw caution to the wind by performing a controversial, satirical play about burqas and freedom of expression.

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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 48 UNLOCK?

Rundle: did the AFP trade away the lives of the Bali Nine?

If Australian nationality means anything, the Australian government needs to do everything in its power to prevent its citizens — even the ratbag, drug-smuggling ones — from being executed abroad.

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A humane alternative to the current treatment of asylum seekers

Crikey readers have their say on asylum seeker policy and other issues of the day.

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Media briefs: Newman sues … Zanny on top … Rundle on The Sun

We’ll be hearing a lot more about Alan Jones’ dealings with Campbell Newman. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the sportsfest continues

Disappointment at the tennis, joy at soccer’s Asian Cup with two goals by the 2015 sportsman of the year, Tim Cahill. It will be a huge game in Newcastle next week for the semi final against either Japan or the UAE who play their quarter final tonight. The game was watched by a total of […]

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PAYWALL | 2 UNLOCK?

Crikey says: the best in the business

Keane: what the Attorney-General’s Department doesn’t get about its own surveillance scheme. Rundle: Australia should consider blood money for the Bali Nine. Abbott’s talkback caller has form. Why businesses must put up or shut up on IR reform. Barrett Brown’s tireless piss-taking and grim sentence. What if all ministers were health ministers? Meet Pakistan’s burqa-wearing free speech defenders. And Christopher Pyne the sharpest pencil in the box.

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PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

Tips and rumours

Just who is the nation’s best media writer? … 3AW caller has a Liberal history … is someone coming for Jason “orgasms” Wood? …

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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 8 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Obama has no hope of achieving his agenda, so why is he smiling?

President Barack Obama was in his element at the annual State of the Union address, despite knowing that almost none of his legislative agenda will pass a recalcitrant Congress.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 14 UNLOCK?

Hundreds of donors hidden by Newman’s donations laws

Campbell Newman’s gutting of political donation disclosure laws means many hundreds of LNP donors can remain secret.

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BEN SANDILANDS | PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

There’s plenty to worry about when it comes to crash investigation in Australia’s aviation industry — not that you’d know it from the minister’s interest in the subject.

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GLENN DYER | PAYWALL | 3 UNLOCK?

What falling oil prices will mean for the RBA’s next rate decision

As the world’s economies struggle to cope with falling oil prices, what will Australia’s central bank decide to do?

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WILLIAM BOWE | PAYWALL | 4 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: LNP will hold on, but will Newman?

Labor is likely to do very well in the upcoming Queensland election, but probably not well enough to win government. But the real question is: will Queensland Premier Campbell Newman lose his own seat?

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HELEN RAZER | PAYWALL | 31 UNLOCK?

Razer’s Class Warfare: tits on page 3 are not oppressing you

The “media effect” is nonsense, and page 3 girls with their baps out are not turning working-class men in Bristol into slavering rapists.

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PAYWALL | 5 UNLOCK?

Media briefs: don’t trust Newman … page 3 returns? … Apocalypse Slough …

The Sun is making its nubile young ladies cover up! Or is it…? Plus more media tidbits of the day.

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China’s economic slowdown is bad — and it’s only going to get worse

Anyone depending on Chinese demand for resources (like, say, Australia) should be very worried about the quickly decelerating growth in the Chinese economy.

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The ABC should be sticking to its charter, not chasing ratings

Crikey readers have their say on ABC programming and other issues of the day.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: tennis wins out over cricket

Tennis did the job again for Seven last night, although for a third night it was on the nose in Brisbane, where viewers seem to be very unenthused about the Open and the success of the Australian players. Still that’s Queensland and viewers up there have had to battle daylight saving, fading curtains and anxious […]

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