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STEPHEN MAYNE | AUSTRALIA | 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 | AUSTRALIA | 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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AUSTRALIA | 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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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 3 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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AUSTRALIA | 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 | AUSTRALIA | 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 | AUSTRALIA | 31

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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AUSTRALIA | 3 UNLOCK?

New housing the only bright spot as governments go missing

While infrastructure investment collapses, at least new housing investment is running strong to support a tepid economy, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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AUSTRALIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Turnbull summons digital wizard to reform a tech-lame govt

Turnbull’s new star player has the know-how, but will he be hobbled by government inefficiency and private decision-making? The Mandarin publisher Tom Burton reports.

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AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

Isentia Index: Q&A talk still lingers as new citizenship and asylum seeker laws are passed

Discussion of that Q&A episode continues.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 38 UNLOCK?

The more voters get to know Shorten, the less they like him

Bill Shorten’s inexperience means Labor has fewer options to exploit disillusionment with the Abbott government, and that he’ll remain a mystery figure to most voters.

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AUSTRALIA | 8 UNLOCK?

A half-century of the government trying to undermine the ABC

The ABC has been at the centre of a political tug-of-war for decades, writes freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian.

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ALEX MITCHELL | AUSTRALIA | 3 UNLOCK?

The real high-profile target of NSW’s council amalgamation plan

Will Clover Moore be able to keep Sydney City Council together?

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STEPHEN MAYNE | AUSTRALIA | 16 UNLOCK?

Mayne: Keane is wrong, independent directors are needed on industry fund boards

If the Greens and Labor vote against having one-third independent directors in the Senate, they will be supporting a gerrymandered system and look captured by their union pay-masters.

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BEN ELTHAM | AUSTRALIA | 17 UNLOCK?

Brandis adviser reveals secret ‘tantalising details’ of new arts slush fund

A private discussion with a key adviser to George Brandis has confirmed the Arts Minister’s real reasons for shifting funding away from the Australia Council.

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Crikey Blogs | AUSTRALIA |

‘Painful screw-up’: Jetstar bungled Hong Kong bid from the start

Insensitive”, “arrogant” and “premature”. These are just some of the words that help describe Jetstar’s failure to expand its business into Hong Kong.

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SALLY WHYTE | AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

Twitter reveals MPs’ closet turncoat tendencies

An analysis of Australian MPs’ Twitter accounts reveals who tweets left-leaning messages and whose tweets skew right. The results will surprise you.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Federation reform paper a big missed opportunity

The government’s federation reform discussion paper — meant to provide the basis for a major white paper — is content to play with funding models, rather than take on bigger issues.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: when will Abbott call the next election?

You would typically be putting red circles around the last three Saturdays in October, but there’s a particular problem for Abbott with going to the polls that early.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

Programming on the chopping block as SBS ad averaging bill fails

What now for the SBS?

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 24 UNLOCK?

Citizenship bill continues 14-year tradition of terror hype

The government’s citizenship stripping bill isn’t unusual — it’s a continuation of what all governments have been doing for 14 years, and especially the Coalition.

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GUY RUNDLE | AUSTRALIA | 19 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the paralysing fear of Zaky Mallah’s hat

Do we really think the cops need to vet a TV studio audience to protect them from dangerous ideas?

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ALEX MITCHELL | AUSTRALIA | 5 UNLOCK?

School’s out: is Abbott winding back public education?

Who should pay for public schools?

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Game of pass-the-excuse finally restores fuel excise indexation

Labor has backflipped and backed the government’s restoration of fuel excise indexation. Whatever the low-rent politics now, governments of the future will be the winners.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters back conscience vote, don’t like bribes

There is strong support for a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, today’s Essential Report shows, while voters disapprove of bribes to people smugglers.

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