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Tips and rumours: diplomatic lead foots

The Saudi Arabian embassy has once again been revealed as the mission most likely to ignore Australia’s road rules. In a series of documents from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released under freedom of information, one member of the Saudi Arabian mission, whose identity is redacted, was fined for returning a blood-alcohol limit […]

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CSIRO abandoning climate science nothing short of tragic

The proposed shift in focus of climate scientists at the CSIRO is nothing short of tragic, writes CEO of The Climate Institute, John Connor.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PAYWALL | 11 UNLOCK?

Mayne: News Corp’s anti-ICAC campaign looking stranger by the day

Why is News Corp so obsessed with sinking NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption?

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JOSH TAYLOR | PAYWALL | 9 UNLOCK?

Did Australia pay off people smugglers? Amnesty calls for royal commission

Australian officials are accused of paying off people smugglers, which they will neither confirm nor deny.

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GUY RUNDLE | PAYWALL | 8 UNLOCK?

Rundle: this is how it ends for America’s Tony Abbott

With Iowa done, the once-crowded Republican primaries are all but over for everyone but Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | 12 UNLOCK?

UK, Sweden fast running out of excuses to detain Assange

A UN panel finding that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained shines a light on the deliberate strategy of the UK and Swedish governments to leave him in legal limbo.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | 2 UNLOCK?

Happy 40th, Press Council — the Twitter lynch mob has lots of complaints for you

The Press Council is turning 40 — and thanks to social media, it’s handling more complaints than ever.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | 17 UNLOCK?

‘An embarrassment or a disaster?’: journos weigh in on the gladiatorial interview

Kerry O’Brien says journalists these days are going for shock tactics, rather than eliciting information. But is that a bad thing?

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Business bites: write-down city … what a pity … not so pretty …

Out of the way, write-downs ahead! Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | PAYWALL | 1 UNLOCK?

The enduring loneliness of BRW, Fairfax’s forgotten child

Former entrepreneurial powerhouse magazine BRW has just one employee. What is Fairfax going to do with the publication?

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Media briefs: News goes real estate … bad news for Foxtel … please clap …

News and information at News Corp? Nah, let’s talk about real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Speeding Saudis … Pliberseks at war … GetUp gets it wrong

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Grim tidings

Crikey readers discuss politics.

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Department of Australia

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: MKR clears the field

With MKR not airing last night, Seven came back to the field and Celebrity played on alone. It picked up 180,000 or so viewers for its trouble and rose to 1.241 million viewers nationally from 1.063 million on Wednesday night. That saw it do very well in the demos. Inside Story (849,000 nationally) returned to […]

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Tips and rumours: the war on punctuation

War on punctuation. The government has announced that its biannual party of red tape reduction is no more, with assistant minister for productivity Peter Hendy saying that most of the work has already been done in repealing laws with unnecessary red tape. Labor finance spokesman Tony Burke used the announcement to send out a press release […]

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Tips and rumours: LGBTI Health Alliance in trouble

What’s going on at Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance? A letter from the organisation’s Executive Director Rebecca Reynolds has told members that its government funding will run out on June 30: “Dear Members of the Alliance — After a lengthy process of engaging with the Department of Health, the Alliance learnt late yesterday afternoon that it was […]

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STEPHEN MAYNE | PAYWALL | 5 UNLOCK?

Mayne: how the ABC is to blame for Australia’s woeful donation laws

Even our top political journalists and programs fail to cover this most important governance issue.

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JOSH TAYLOR | PAYWALL | 6 UNLOCK?

‘Nauru is hell on Earth’: kids beg not to be sent back

Children who have spent time in Nauru are deeply traumatised and should not be returned, the Human Rights Commission says.

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Business bites: iron ore heals … Rupert’s new deal? … AGL reels …

Is Rupert Murdoch eyeing off Viacom? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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BERNARD KEANE | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

UN likely to call for Assange’s freedom

The sabotage of the investigation of allegations against Julian Assange by the Swedish and UK governments could provide the basis for a UN committee decision about his detention.

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JOSH TAYLOR | PAYWALL | UNLOCK?

Asylum seeker test case seeking immunity for 15 witnesses

A test case will challenge the healthcare received by asylum seekers on Christmas Island, but without immunity anyone who testifies could be liable for prosecution themselves.

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