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BEN ELTHAM | POLITICS | UNLOCK?

Senate submission reveals full impact of Brandis’ raid on OzCo

The Australia Council’s submission to a Senate Inquiry reveals the scale of duning changes imposed by George Brandis’ Excellence program.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 5 UNLOCK?

Lessons unlearnt as Abbott grapples with Howard-era rejects

Unlike John Howard, who was also damaged by Bronwyn Bishop, Tony Abbott doesn’t seem to be learning from his mistakes.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 4 UNLOCK?

Rundle: so much for liberalism

The individual is paramount. Except when the individual screws up, in which case it is the system that is to blame.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | POLITICS | UNLOCK?

China bet it all on the sharemarket and lost. Now what?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is working overtime to distract his people (and the rest of the world) from the country’s precarious economic position.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 14

Bishop gone: Abbott finally bows to the inevitable

Bronwyn Bishop has resigned as Speaker, long after it became clear that her position was untenable.

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Who owned the suitcase found next to MH370 debris?

The question of what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 just gets more mysterious.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 17 UNLOCK?

Abbott finally breaks cover — just a little

After several days of relative silence, Tony Abbott emerged today to deal with two issues that were dominating debate.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 22 UNLOCK?

On Goodes, Reclaim Australia and the Great Lathaming

Good lord, it just gets worse with trying to defend those who boo Adam Goodes. And what is up with taxi seatbelts?

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 8 UNLOCK?

Could Robb have protected Australia from corporate lawsuits?

Other states have grappled with the issues around investor-state dispute settlement. Andrew Robb has failed to learn from them.

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WILLIAM BOWE | POLITICS | 2 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: meet Christine Milne’s replacement

Nick McKim has held a seat for the outer Hobart division of Franklin in the state’s lower house since 2002. But who is he, exactly?

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Infographic: refugee visas in Australia more lottery than queue

Just 0.5% of the world refugee population are offered resettlement, so it’s not really a matter of queuing, more hoping you number comes up. Infographic designer Jake Stevens demonstrates the problem.

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POLITICS | 16 UNLOCK?

Are people who arrive by boat really queue jumpers?

If you are not supposed to come to Australia to seek asylum by boat, how are you meant to do it? Immigration solicitor Kerry Murphy explains.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | POLITICS | UNLOCK?

Malaysia mired in corruption, but Australia only sees dollar signs

Malaysia’s government is in crisis with allegations of corruption coming thick and fast. But of course, no one is suggesting the country pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | POLITICS | 8 UNLOCK?

Tabloid print and radio fly away with Bishop scandal

Bronwyn Bishop’s fondness for helicopters has won her an enormous amount of media coverage, particularly in the tabloid press and on talkback.

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JOSH TAYLOR | POLITICS | 19 UNLOCK?

Bishop retreats to 2GB for the soft apology interview

Bronwyn Bishop has said sorry, but in the cosiest way possible.

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HELEN RAZER | POLITICS | 7 UNLOCK?

Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Quotas are not Liberal. End of story. You don’t get to buy a hate cake and cram your pie-hole with it, too.

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Peppa Pig won’t be sacrificed on the altar of free trade

SBS and the ABC will be exempt from certain provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Bernard Keane and Myriam Robin report.

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POLITICS | 9

Liberal MP Judi Moylan: Howard succeeded because of women, now Abbott fails them

It is well past the time for a determined reform process that would extend the role of women in Parliament. But are quotas the answer? Former Liberal minister for women Judi Moylan explains.

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GUY RUNDLE | POLITICS | 33 UNLOCK?

Rundle: AFL comrades, rally around Goodes — and go on strike!

AFL players must reimagine themselves as comrades, rather than commodified, alienated stars, to rally around Adam Goodes and eliminate football’s racist spectacle.

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JOSH TAYLOR | POLITICS | 9 UNLOCK?

The Penny Wong guide to debating (and defeating) Cory Bernardi

Do your research. Speak calmly and rationally. And be ready to pounce on false statements.

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BERNARD KEANE | POLITICS | 15 UNLOCK?

Tired of terror: Abbott needs a new agenda, and quick

The government has lost control of the political agenda to Labor. But what can it shift the discussion to?

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JOSH TAYLOR | POLITICS | 8 UNLOCK?

Cyber report seeks to justify more national security overreach

Australian networks are vulnerable to hacking, says the government. But not to worry, there is a solution — more government intervention.

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Obama’s historic Kenya visit: a land of promise, in a moment of peril

Obama’s recent visit to Kenya spotlighted a country at a crossroads, at once dependent on Chinese investment, and entranced by Western culture. Writer and broadcaster Kirsten Drysdale explains.

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Ricky Muir, the secret lefty revhead

When Ricky Muir came into the Senate, everyone expected him to vote with the Coalition, at least on national security. Boy, were they wrong. Crikey intern Aron Lewin and writer-at-large Guy Rundle explain.

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Isentia Index: all hands on deck as Labor hosts national conference

It was all about the ALP national conference and BBish’s travel entitlements.

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