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Tips and rumours: report from the Brandis meeting we were banned from

Brandis’ arts fiesta. On Wednesday we reported that Minister for the Arts George Brandis would be in conversation with Liberal MP Kelly O’Dwyer at an arts forum, held yesterday, but O’Dwyer herself told Crikey’s Ben Eltham he wasn’t welcome, because having a journalist present could stifle the opinions of her constituents. But Crikey’s excellent tipsters delivered the goods. It was quite […]

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Investment figures offer some hope of a non-mining rebound

Ignore the gloomsters — yesterday’s capital expenditure figures showed signs of a tentative lift in the non-mining sector of the economy, and that’s good news, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

UNSW’s Tharunka is no longer going to have an elected student editor. Is this the end of it as a boundary-pushing voice for students?

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Business bites: loss-making crown … more write-downs … football deals gain ground …

The biggest losers in the marketplace are not miners, for once. It’s media that’s circling the drain.

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WILLIAM BOWE | PAYWALL | 9 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: is Abbott setting himself up for a fall in Canning?

Bill Shorten has set the bar to claim Labor victory very low for the Canning byelection. But the Prime Minister may well be grasping at straws.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | 4 UNLOCK?

More students flock to journalism courses — but jobs are another matter

Students are enrolling in journalism courses in greater numbers. But they may find themselves writing snappy slogans for soft-drink companies rather than breaking front-page news.

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JOSH TAYLOR | PAYWALL | 2 UNLOCK?

‘This is just ridiculous’: telcos miss data retention deadline

What happens to telecommunications companies that miss the August 13 deadline to get their plans for data retention in to the government? No one really knows.

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Tips and rumours

Ben Eltham locked out, but we still have the goss from Brandis’ chinwag … Groundhog gay …

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Media briefs: authoritarian democracy … a campaign of intimidation … a very specific skills shortage …

Guess what, Miranda Devine is not a fan of Gayby Baby. Yawn.

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Why Gillard was right

Crikey readers discuss marriage equality and other issues of the day.

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GLENN DYER | PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: meat markets all round

With the NRL game on Nine last night between Souths and Brisbane (won by the Broncos, a News Corp side), Nine won the metros and the regions. And that was the end of the story. A most disappointing night as the networks gird their loins for the big September push to try and win a […]

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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 13 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Abbott should back the Kurds and their ranks of foreign fighters

Before we talk airstrikes, Abbott needs to be held to account on the greatest hypocrisy to date: the prosecution of Australian people willing to join and fight with the Kurds.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 25 UNLOCK?

Want economic reform? Here’s someone who could deliver it

Effective implementation of an economic reform agenda requires voter trust and a capacity to communicate effectively, Only one Liberal possesses those qualities.

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If oil prices are tumbling, why is petrol so damn expensive?

Remember when petrol was under $1 a litre? If oil prices are continuing to drop, why have does it cost so much to fill up these days? Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.

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CASSIDY KNOWLTON | PAYWALL | 2 UNLOCK?

Why cheater details ‘leaked’, but terrorists are ‘hackers’

About half the stories mentioning the Ashley Madison data dump used the term “leak”, bringing to mind whistleblowers revealing information in the public interest. So why was an Islamic State data dump called a “hack”?

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Nine writes down Sky

 Poor David Gyngell. Last year, he made $19.59 million, boosted by just on $10 million of shares and other benefits (including a big fat cash bonus) as part of the float arrangements. This year, he’s down to $4.48 million — a flat $2 million a year and other short and long-term incentive payments. The $19.5 million made him […]

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Tips and rumours: Abbott AWOL in Canning?

The people of Canning are getting a lot of attention at the moment, with the byelection following the death of Liberal MP Don Randall set for September 19. This means that they are lucky enough to receive election paraphernalia while the rest of us only get catalogues and bills in the mail. A tipster received […]

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Tips and rumours: Geelong Grammar in royal commission crosshairs

Revelations of sexual abuse at prestigious Geelong Grammar are set to have a big impact on the school, according to a letter to the past and present parents of the school from principal Stephen Meek yesterday. Meek warned in the letter that upcoming hearings at the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse […]

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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: on Pyne’s memoir, not a lesson but a symptom of politicking and trivial fantasies

Guy Rundle reviews Christopher Pyne’s recent memoir.

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The challenge of lifting productivity when you can’t measure it

One of the key challenges of economic reform is measuring productivity properly — something we fail to do at the moment, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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ERIC BEECHER | PAYWALL | 13 UNLOCK?

Talk is cheap: we need action, not more hot air, on reform

Everyone agrees we need to reform Australia’s institutions. But no one at yesterday’s gabfest gave any specifics as to how to do it.

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JOSH TAYLOR | PAYWALL | 7 UNLOCK?

Every step you take: govt to pool CCTV images and facial recognition to track citizens

Soon government agencies will be able to access stills from CCTV cameras all over Australia.

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