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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 4 UNLOCK?

Calls for TPP transparency likely to fall on DFAT ears

There’s a consensus among independent economic agencies that we are going about “free trade agreements” the wrong way, but the government is unlikely to listen as it prepares to cave in to US intellectual property demands.

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POLITICS | 12

New TPP leak reveals how we’re trading our sovereignty for cheap tariffs

WikiLeaks has published the secret investment chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU College of Law, explains its insidious implications.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 2 UNLOCK?

Rundle: can the current sleazy crew of chancers hold on the UK?

David Cameron should have this election sewn up. But the Tories have the problem of convincing voters to like them, and thus far it has not been a roaring success.

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POLITICS | 7 UNLOCK?

The latest weapon in the war against Gillian Triggs

The Coalition does not like being embarrassed about children under Australia’s care being abused. And it has decided, rather than doing anything to stop the abuse, to shoot the messenger instead, writes senior lecturer at Monash University Alice de Jonge.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 5

Flagpole will afford politicians ‘special treatment’ on metadata

Politicians concerned about their metadata being collected will be protected inside Parliament House following complaints to the powerful intelligence committee.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 17 UNLOCK?

Reformers, overlook fairness in tax at your peril

If reformers overlook the importance of fairness in taxation, they’ll end up further undermining already fragile voter confidence in our tax system.

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SALLY WHYTE | POLITICS | 11 UNLOCK?

‘I’ve been lied to’: Greens see red over party’s PDA for Sydney independent

The Greens campaign for the NSW state seat of Sydney has been left feeling high and dry over party bigwigs’ public love for his independent rival.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 1 UNLOCK?

Essential: what voters want on tax reform

Voters’ idea of tax reform is very different from economists’, today’s Essential Report shows.

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ALEX MITCHELL | POLITICS | 14 UNLOCK?

Greens thank their lucky stars for NSW Labor

The Greens have won an unprecedented number of seats in NSW, and for that they have Labor’s shambolic, backflipping campaign to thank.

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What the art world will lose with Aboriginal community closures

Tony Abbott says Australia needs to stop subsidising the “lifestyle choices” of remote indigenous communities. Art writer and critic Susan McCulloch looks at what that would mean for Aboriginal art.

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Why we need two people in a cockpit at all times (not because of terror threats)

The probability of a cockpit medical emergency is much higher than an attempt by terrorists to storm a cockpit.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 1 UNLOCK?

It’s time to close this company tax loophole

The tax white paper urges a review of dividend imputation, which has now strayed from its original goals, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 19 UNLOCK?

Treasury’s panacea: surrender to tax dodgers

On multinational tax avoidance, the government white paper is a white flag, proposing a surrender to large corporations.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 5

Rundle: what will become of Sanaa when the fighting ends?

One of the great masterpieces of the world is the centre of heavy fighting in Yemen. Who knows what we will find when the smoke clears …

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MARGOT SAVILLE | POLITICS | 12 UNLOCK?

It’s back to the future with the jubilant Greens

Travelling from the Libs’ election party to the Greens’ shindig took only 10 minutes, but they were worlds apart.

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WILLIAM BOWE | POLITICS | 16 UNLOCK?

A thorough drubbing or a remarkable swing for NSW Labor? Depends who you ask

Mike Baird has held onto power, but the real winners might actually be the Greens.

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ALEX MITCHELL | POLITICS | 26 UNLOCK?

Libs hang on in NSW, but do they have a poles-and-wires mandate?

NSW Premier Mike Baird put his cards on the table and it paid off at Saturday’s state election — but does the Coalition now have a mandate to privatise the state’s poles and wires?

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 19 UNLOCK?

Data retention laws will get worse, with VPNs the only winners

Australians are always moving to hide themselves from mass surveillance. That’s why security agencies won’t stop at data retention.

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BEN SANDILANDS | POLITICS | 14

What if the real threat on an airplane is inside the cockpit?

We have always worried about keeping baddies out of the cockpit. Should we start worrying about who is inside?

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ALEX MITCHELL | POLITICS | 16 UNLOCK?

A desperate Foley plays the race card

There is so much Labor could be campaigning on in NSW. And yet it has chosen to alienate Asian-Australian voters instead.

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WILLIAM BOWE | POLITICS | UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Sydney Liberal holdouts could quash Labor’s dreams

While Labor will win back many seats lost in their 2011 landslide defeat, Premier Mike Baird’s Liberal Party will almost certainly retain government.

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CRIKEY INTERN | POLITICS | 4 UNLOCK?

Meet the micro-parties and oddballs campaigning for your vote

From parking meters to mosques, Crikey canvasses some of the pet hates of candidates running for office in tomorrow’s NSW poll.

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GLENN DYER | POLITICS | 9 UNLOCK?

RBA on Australian banks: don’t trust ‘em

The RBA has some choice words for Australian banks, and they would do well to sit up and pay attention.

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SALLY WHYTE | POLITICS | 20 UNLOCK?

Exclusive: Fraser’s progressive vision for a new political party

Malcolm Fraser was avidly working on founding a new political party, Renew Australia, founded on the principles of social justice, progressive democracy and escaping the long arm of the United States.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 8 UNLOCK?

Fraser’s final political legacy looked forward and back

At his death, Malcolm Fraser was preparing for another act in his political life, with a party intended to address the deep disenchantment of many Australians toward politics.

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