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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Slow-lane economy needs all the help it can get

The Australian economy continued its poor performance in the December quarter, but it’s what lies ahead that is driving the Reserve Bank to cut rates.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

ACMA free to rule on 2DayFM royal prank

The High Court has ruled ACMA can investigate 2DayFM for criminal conduct — now the hunt begins.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

The lie that puts you at risk as Abbott wraps himself in the flag

Australia’s return to Iraq will make us less safe, and is based on a lie. Again.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Sorry the most expensive word: Age apologises in front-page splash

Fairfax has issued a possibly unprecedented front-page apology to the Melbourne teenager the paper misidentified as a terrorism suspect.

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PATRICK BAUME | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Isentia Index: the phoney war inside the government confuses everyone

Australians are tiring of leadership speculation as the media continues to stoke the flames.

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Business bites: RBA takes a stand … Morrison re-brands … payments Snowball out of hand …

Newly minted Social Services Minister Scott Morrison left Immigration a total mess. And other business tidbits of the day.

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ALEX MITCHELL | PAYWALL | 2 UNLOCK?

Baird backed the wrong horse, but will it cost him NSW?

NSW Premier Mike Baird has bet it all on privatisation. Unfortunately for him, voters seem to hate it.

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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Crosby, swill and trash

Lynton Crosby is pulling out all the stops for the Tories in the UK. And, in this case, the stops include racism, xenophobic dog whistles and taking on the teachers.

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PAUL MILLAR | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Crikey clarifier: should IS sympathisers be charged with treason?

Jacqui Lambie has said those who support Islamic State should be prosecuted for treason. Does she have a point?

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The Right is alive and well

Crikey readers have their say on the decline of the Right and other issues of the day.

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Media briefs: back to business … Mirror phone hacking emerges … please don’t shoot …

Emma Alberici admits she doesn’t watch Lateline when Tony Jones is hosting. And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: 7.30 out-rates The Block

Cue the Monster and Seven wins the night again as My Kitchen Rules (2.3030 million national viewers) dominated TV viewing for yet another night. Seven won metro and regional markets and won the demos. Ten actually did better than Nine last night, even though it finished third and had fewer viewers, its rebound from the […]

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Tips and rumours

LNP have women’s lunch at men’s club … NSW election campaign gets dirty … the changing language of Joe Hockey …

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Crikey says: death is not the answer

Keane: the dangerous lie that’s driven us back to Iraq. LNP celebrates men-only women’s day. The Age apologises for terror-teen mix-up. Rundle: loathsome Lynton’s grubby fingerprints. Clive calls for PM suicide. Baird’s Faustian pact with Abbott. High Court reaches decision on Cunneen corruption charge. Bolt’s impassioned plea for same-sex marriage. And wham, bam, thank you Stan — Crikey’s guide to using your TV in the internet age.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Essential: voters endorse Abbott on national security

Voters strongly back Tony Abbott on terrorism and want less freedom in exchange for security, today’s Essential poll finds. But the Coalition is still well adrift of Labor.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 24 UNLOCK?

Train in vain: the absurd history of training the Iraqi Army

From Iran to Israel to Korea to Romania, the list of countries that have trained Iraqis since 2003 is lengthy. And none achieved anything.

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Business bites: Brookes steps down … Ten in struggle town … how Myer can turn it round …

After nine years of service, Myer’s CEO is finally stepping down. And other business tidbits of the day.

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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 24 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the Right roadkill on the way to a new republic

Guess what? The Australian people actually like the human rights commission and Gillian Triggs, and News Corp and the Right find themselves on the wrong side of history.

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Hockey’s intergenerational partisanship risks sensible debate

By turning the Intergenerational report into an attack on Labor, Joe Hockey will wreck the value of a report designed to facilitate sensible long-term debate, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

So you think you can Daesh: why schoolgirls are the new recruits

Infantilising young Muslim women won’t prevent the rise in “jihadi brides” fleeing Western nations to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

Ad hock: SBS having no trouble selling prime time

Managing director Michael Ebeid said SBS would struggle to fill 10 minutes of ads an hour — but Crikey’s analysis says otherwise.

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Hepatitis A scandal leaves China FTA up shit creek

Australian businesses, media and government are slowly coming to the realisation that China’s booming economy is not going to be the answer to economic woes Down Under.

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