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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 11 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the real target in Iraq intervention is not IS, but Iran

When it comes to the Islamic State, media and politicians are currently engaging in a competition to out-sententious each other. As always, the bluster and rhetoric hide more grievous atrocities and some harsh geopolitical realities.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Essential: terrorism hype working well

Australians believe the terrorism threat is growing, but still support multiculturalism and a non-discriminatory immigration policy, today’s Essential Report shows.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | PAYWALL | 2 UNLOCK?

Kim Williams goes to the dogs (tastefully, of course)

This morning Kim Williams launched his new book, Rules of Engagement, which focuses more on family, wine, sport and good living, rather than his tumble from the News Corp roost.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 9 UNLOCK?

Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

The government’s intervention in Iraq has been agreed without the claimed support of Iraq. But Labor is docilely following Abbott.

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PADDY MANNING | PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

Why is Colin Barnett the only one who wants a gas hub at James Price Point?

James Price Point looms as another zombie fossil fuel project — but that’s not stopping the WA Premier.

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Shades of Rudd mark II in Dump Robbo campaign

The News Corp press (and Crikey!) have been rubbishing NSW Labor leader John Robertson in a campaign that looks a lot like Gillard’s knifing, writes NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell.

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WILLIAM BOWE | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Labor’s party reform a gift to Newman

Labor’s Queensland branch has become the latest to reform its procedure for choosing party leaders, after last week’s state conference ratified a move to grant a share of the vote to the party membership.

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CHRIS SEAGE | PAYWALL | 2 UNLOCK?

Sex addict neurosurgeon bought cocaine from brothel, leaked docs show

Former neurosurgeon Suresh Nair, who was found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a prostitute in his apartment, bought drugs from a brothel in Sydney, new documents reveal.

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China’s housing bubble is bursting — and Australia should be very worried

Australia depends on the Chinese housing market for more than just iron ore and steel — our entire economy will feel the shock waves of China’s property bubble bursting.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Nine’s night for a sleepy Monday

The usual Monday night’s viewing — a few gems, a few duds, then bed. Nine won the metros and the regions as Sunday night’s split disappeared. The ABC was third and Ten the now usual fourth. The Block Glasshouse was top with 1.965 million metro/ 1.352 million metro/ 613,000 regional viewers. The results episode of The X […]

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Media briefs: poachings at Guardian, Oz … costly ads … Hartcher dunked …

New faces at Guardian Australia and the Oz, as well as other media tidbits of the day.

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Department of Australia

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Tips and rumours

Shaz learns that Jews can support Palestine … MPs and their mates … what’s next for Nimbin Museum?

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Crikey says: we still won’t accept East Timor

Iraqi ambassador comes to Abbott’s rescue. Why there’s no News in Kim Williams’ new book. When Sharri Markson met — and insulted — Peter Slezak. Rundle on the Islamic State as media event. Erica Abetz catches on. Julian Disney speaks. Shades of Rudd in the Tele’s Dump Robbo campaign. Why Colin Barnett is hell-bent on James Price Point. The Guardian Oz loses key talent. And Brisbane’s blackface blunder.

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SALLY WHYTE | PAYWALL | 3 UNLOCK?

Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

With the AFL finals season in full swing, it’s time for the league to own and correct its many errors over the past year.

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Kaspar Wowser

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PAYWALL | 5 UNLOCK?

Little common ground and less understanding at pro-life conference

Freelance writer Connor Tomas O’Brien attended the World Congress of Families. He discovered angry protesters and outraged attendees — with neither side willing to give an inch.

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How and why Shiites are sidelined from Australian public life

The majority of Western Muslim organisations are dominated by Sunni Muslims, writes lawyer, author and commentator Irfan Yusuf. But what about the Shia?

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 23 UNLOCK?

Government breaches its own terror laws in returning to Iraq

In arming the Kurdish regional government, Tony Abbott is helping a proscribed terrorist organisation and placing Australians at greater risk of terrorist attack.

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CRIKEY INTERN | PAYWALL | 3 UNLOCK?

Is Dick Warburton already scaring off renewable energy investors?

A Californian algae producer has mysteriously abandoned its $300 million Pilbara project, writes freelance journalist Kerry Faulkner.

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The Russian side of the story

Crikey readers talk the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the NBN.

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Media briefs: Hywood’s salary… ad-nauseam… APN spinoff…

Is Greg Hywood really the best-paid media executive? And other media tidbits of the day.

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GLENN DYER | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV fails to attract an audience

For such an average night of programming, the surprise was in the ratings reports for metro and regional markets this morning. TV viewing cleaved into two distinct groups. The metros favoured Nine as a clear winner over Seven, but in the regions, Seven won over Nine. Ten was third overall, with the ABC fourth in […]

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