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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 7 UNLOCK?

Retirement incomes policy is going nowhere fast — just like the country

The Productivity Commission’s study of retirement incomes policy highlights to need for reform — but Tony Abbott is in the way of any change.

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JEFF SPARROW | POLITICS | 4 UNLOCK?

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

If it was unconscionable not to intervene to prevent child abuse in 2007, how, in 2015, has it become acceptable to criminalise the reporting of that abuse?

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters hate TPP provision, want to outlaw abortion clinic protests

Voters are strongly opposed to a key element of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and, unusually, it’s Liberal voters who are unhappiest, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Lorna Jane puts the call out for a receptionist/model

Forget actress/models … the activewear company gets mighty specific about the looks of its receptionists.

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POLITICS | 4 UNLOCK?

It’s the end of the euro as we know it (and I feel fine)

If the wise heads who developed the euro had lived through the GFC and its aftermath, they would not have so discounted the importance of unique monetary policy for each unique economy within Europe, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | POLITICS | 23 UNLOCK?

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right: Muslims stuck in the middle of an uncivil war

The Zaky Mallah controversy has nothing to do with Muslims.

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POLITICS | 7 UNLOCK?

Grexit, staged by the left: why Greece voted ‘no’

Greece votes “Oxi” to a bailout. So where to now? Freelance journalist based in Athens Karl Mathiesen reports.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 14 UNLOCK?

Agriculture white paper pursues Nationals fantasies, not competition

The government’s white paper on agricultural competitiveness is about propping up an outdated family farm model, not competition.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 26 UNLOCK?

Rundle: in Walsh’s death, a private act of mourning becomes a media event

Mourning is a private affair, but we have turned it into a ghastly media spectacle.

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POLITICS | 1

Farewell to Phil Walsh from an Adelaide who loved him

A tragedy of this kind has not struck the AFL community before, with no one quite sure how to process it, writes InDaily’s Tom Richardson

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ALEX MITCHELL | POLITICS | 1 UNLOCK?

Tough questions for NSW Labor, with Wollongong byelection more likely

Will Noreen Hay be able to hold onto her seat of Wollongong? And if she can’t, can Labor hold it in a byelection?

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Tips and rumours: Seven and Nine go halves on choppers

Budget cuts take to the skies.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 37 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Labor’s gay marriage obsession proves the ALP is done

If Labor has nothing more progressive to offer than same-sex marriage, there is nothing left.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | POLITICS | 2 UNLOCK?

Mayne: time for a citizen jury to sort out industry fund governance

We need more independent directors on boards.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | POLITICS | 5 UNLOCK?

Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

The media — and police — were quick to say that the Adelaide Crows coach had been “murdered”, and that his son was a suspect. Was that legal?

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 2 UNLOCK?

Dear rural MPs: you wanted a timid Abbott, well, you got him

Tony Abbott’s political recovery has come at the expense of his capacity to pursue any reform — and now backbenchers have found that that can be costly.

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POLITICS | 2 UNLOCK?

The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

Despite the unanimity that banking regulation needs to be improved, the government is involved in secret negotiations that would halt further financial regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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POLITICS | 10 UNLOCK?

Greece should just use bitcoin. Actually, bitcoin can run the country

Greeks face a choice: stay in the euro or return to the drachma. But RMIT economics professor Jason Potts says there is a third option: bitcoin.

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WILLIAM BOWE | POLITICS | 9 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: can Abbott close polling gap before the election?

Tony Abbott has his work cut out for him trying to chase lost ground in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

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Tips and rumours: a dog called Barnaby

Barnaby Joyce’s right-hand-man’s new gig.

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BEN ELTHAM | POLITICS | 10 UNLOCK?

Brandis to be able to fund arts companies in secret

Who will get funding from the new Programme for Excellence? Only George Brandis knows.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | POLITICS | 7 UNLOCK?

Thawley’s big mouth just exposes Abbott’s tin ear on China

The Abbott government clearly has no idea how anyone in China thinks, nor what to do to protect this vital relationship.

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POLITICS | 1

Fairfax sacks 35 more as redundancy train hits SA

First New South Wales, Victoria, and now South Australia. There’s no stopping Fairfax’s NewsNow train, report Myriam Robin and Sally Whyte.

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HELEN RAZER | POLITICS | 4 UNLOCK?

Dead Poets Society won’t stop terrorism

Short-sighted media were quick to lunge on a relatively minor recommendation from a report on countering radicalisation of young, at-risk Muslims.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 39

Rundle: won’t someone please help poor Erica?

Eric Abetz is so lost at sea when trying to describe why he opposes same-sex marriage. Crikey’s writer-at-large is struck with an urge to help him out.

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