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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 24 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Gough crashed through and crashed — and he made Australia what it will ever be

The conservative fantasy of an entirely free market will never come to pass in Australia — and we can thank Gough Whitlam for that.

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CRIKEY INTERN | POLITICS | 2

From Medicare to the dismissal: Whitlam’s five most memorable moments

Gough Whitlam changed the Labor Party — and Australia. Crikey intern Tom Heath takes a look at the most memorable moments.

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POLITICS | 3 UNLOCK?

Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 6 UNLOCK?

Gough: where modern politics started

Gough Whitlam wasn’t merely a giant figure in Labor: he was a key politician in the transition to contemporary politics.

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POLITICS | 1 UNLOCK?

John Menadue: farewell to Gough Whitlam

John Menadue, private secretary to Gough Whitlam 1960-67, remembers the achievements of one of the brightest lights in Australian public life.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 8 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters happy with government’s Ebola response

Voters back the government’s unwillingness to send personnel to respond to Ebola in west Africa, but aren’t happy about the economy and the Coalition’s recent momentum has faded.

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POLITICS | 9

Why George Brandis wants to throw me in jail

I travelled to Iraq to see the effects of the war being waged in my name. But under the Foreign Fighters Bill, I could be prosecuted and jailed — and I would have no defence, writes freelance journalist Dan Moss.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | POLITICS | 1 UNLOCK?

China’s anti-corruption campaign could hurt Aussie unis

The most important meeting of China’s Communist Party will begin today. On the agenda is a possible overhaul of China’s legal system — but its anti-corruption campaign has already begun to take its toll.

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SALLY WHYTE | POLITICS | 2 UNLOCK?

Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

Mandatory data retention is set to be included in the next round of security legislation — and the Greens will be fighting it every step of the way.

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POLITICS | 3 UNLOCK?

Abbott woos Jokowi, party invite in hand

Today the real work begins for incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 10

The 30-year history of trying (and failing) to make ABC cuts

Successive governments have let the ABC adapt to its environment rather than take on the difficult task of discussing what public broadcasting should mean.

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ALEX MITCHELL | POLITICS | 3 UNLOCK?

Is Barry O’Farrell eyeing Canberra?

NSW is undergoing a changing of the guard as numerous state MPs bow out. But former premier Barry O’Farrell might not be staying out of politics for long.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 10 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 12 UNLOCK?

Rundle: manning the barricades (again) for reproductive freedom

There’s a feeling of “not this again”, as women and pro-choice supporters gear up to fight oppressive laws which seek to grant “personhood” to zygotes.

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POLITICS | 20 UNLOCK?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Halloween horror-show

The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | POLITICS | 15

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

Contrary to the Abbott government’s claims, flagged changes to the foreign worker 457 visa program won’t be good for the Australian economy.

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WILLIAM BOWE | POLITICS | 3 UNLOCK?

Nats v Libs in battle for the chair-sniffer’s seat

The Labor Party is uncompetitive in the south-western WA seat of Vasse, but the Nationals and Liberals are giving it all they’ve got.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 10 UNLOCK?

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | POLITICS | 16 UNLOCK?

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman’s first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai’s goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

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ALEX MITCHELL | POLITICS | 3

Freshwater Nats now setting the NSW agenda

There is more to NSW than Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong — and regional NSW have their turn in the spotlight.

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POLITICS | 23

The ANU’s in good company — whatever Abbott might advise investors

The ANU’s fossil fuel divestment strategy is hardly novel — plenty of investors are bailing out of fossil fuel stocks, and for more than just moral reasons, write Glenn Dyer, Bernard Keane and Paddy Manning.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 7 UNLOCK?

Ebola-wielding terrorists/immigrants and the politics of fear

Ebola is in the US! Maybe IS agents have it! Maybe Mexicans! Crikey’s writer-at-large finds the Ebola narrative fits in perfectly with Americans’ terror of everything.

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JASON WHITTAKER | POLITICS | 2

The Victorian government’s major failure (it has nothing to do with porn)

The Victorian bureaucracy lacks accountability, fails to communicate and consistently ignores recommendations to improve. And it gets away with it because nobody is listening.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 11 UNLOCK?

Andrew Nikolic’s Middle Eastern vision provides something for everyone

Following Andrew Nikolic’s logic on the Middle East is quite a challenge, but it seems he never saw a Middle Eastern country he didn’t want to attack.

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HELEN RAZER | POLITICS | 6

Razer’s Class Warfare: Clooney/Alamuddin name discussion is a load of wank

Amal Alamuddin changing her name to Clooney is not a feminist discussion. It’s stupid celebrity gossip, and we need to move on.

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