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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 22 UNLOCK?

Should Labor have backed Clive’s War on Campbell?

Labor’s support for Clive Palmer’s inquiry into the Newman government is a politically rational response to the Coalition’s behaviour.

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ALEX MITCHELL | AUSTRALIA | 5 UNLOCK?

‘An angel masquerading as governor’: Marie Bashir leaves a grateful NSW behind

NSW’s first female governor, Marie Bashir, will be replaced tomorrow by a military man. Bashir leaves behind plenty of goodwill — and knows a thing or two about fixing a tap.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 8 UNLOCK?

Korea’s ‘free trade’ commitment to keep Australians out

Australia’s “free trade agreement” with South Korea establishes a remarkable disparity between Koreans working in Australia and Australians working in Korea.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: doctors, nurses and teachers look set to turf Newman out

In his own seat of Ashgrove, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s primary vote is in the doldrums. Will the LNP lose its leader at the next election?

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SALLY WHYTE | AUSTRALIA | 5 UNLOCK?

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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PATRICK BAUME | AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: terrorism, asylum seekers and George Clooney’s wedding

The marriage of the world’s (formerly) most eligible bachelor was light relief in a week of grim news.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | AUSTRALIA | 10 UNLOCK?

Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

The veteran ABC writer and broadcaster was in fine form at the launch of her new book. If only she had a wife to corral her three children, it might have gone off without a hitch.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | AUSTRALIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Don’t write off the Napthine government just yet

Yes, things are looking dire for Denis Napthine’s Coalition government in Victoria. But there are a few things that could give it hope.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | AUSTRALIA | 9

Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 11 UNLOCK?

Napthine faces voters with a struggling economy

The Napthine government will go to the polls with the worst-performing major state economy.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 11 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters want security over liberty

Voters agree that some freedoms should be sacrificed in the name of security, but are growing more concerned about climate change. And the government is yet to benefit from the relentless focus on terrorism, today’s Essential Report shows.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | AUSTRALIA | 24 UNLOCK?

Morrison seals refugees’ Cambodian fate — but for how many?

The Australian government will give Cambodia $40 million a year to take some of the refugees currently on Nauru. But will the deal involve five or 1000?

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | AUSTRALIA | 11 UNLOCK?

‘Firebrand activist’ Yvonne Ridley on feminism and her imprisonment by the Taliban

So-called firebrand Muslim Yvonne Ridley turns out to be funny, down-to-earth and a staunch feminist.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 12 UNLOCK?

More Australians are dying at work while we chatter about terrorism

Workplace deaths are on the rise in Australia, even though we know concerted action can reduce fatalities.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 12 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: did electoral fraud help McGowan win Indi?

The Australian Electoral Commission is investigating whether supporters of Independent MP Cathy McGowan used unscrupulous “enrolment transfers” to inflate her votes.

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AUSTRALIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Labor could kill East West Link without paying a cent

The current Liberal state government has said it will enter into a contract for the East West Link before the state election. Could Labor break that contract without paying compensation? Dr Nick Seddon adjunct professor of law at ANU, explains.

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AUSTRALIA | 3

Vigilante justice: a guide for placid hipsters

Unknown thieves broke into freelance writer Dan Wood’s home and stole expensive electronics. With the police unable to use tracking devices such as iCloud to get a warrant, should tech-savvy hipsters take matters into their own hands?

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AUSTRALIA | 14

Calm down, Brandis’ new bill does not reverse the onus of proof

The Foreign Fighters Bill requires a defendant to prove why he or she was in a proscribed region. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Lawyers from the Law Council of Australia explain.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | AUSTRALIA | 20

An evening with Yvonne Ridley, ‘firebrand radical convert’

The tabloids are painting Yvonne Ridley as a terrorist sympathiser, but Shakira Hussein found her unexpectedly warm and personable in person.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 14 UNLOCK?

Stay calm on terror laws — the worst is yet to come

The national security laws passed last night have problems — but they’re not the huge threat some have made them out to be. That threat is coming, and hysteria now won’t help to fight it.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | AUSTRALIA | 25 UNLOCK?

Cambodia refugee deal costs soar, with moral price immeasurable

Scott Morrison’s new refugee deal with Cambodia has no cap on the number of people to be “resettled” in one of Asia’s poorest nations.

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PADDY MANNING | AUSTRALIA | 4 UNLOCK?

(Graeme) Wood for the trees: Tassie’s psycho forest wars reignite

Tasmania’s woodchip industry is uncompetitive, overseas demand has dried up, and Australian plants are closing. So why on earth are loggers still talking about the closed Triabunna woodchip mill as if it could be reopened?

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GUY RUNDLE | AUSTRALIA | 13 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Victoria’s shameful sex abuse witch-hunt

If former Matthew Guy staffer Marc Boxer is guilty of assaulting a minor — and he has never been charged by any court — does that mean he should never work again?

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AUSTRALIA | 14 UNLOCK?

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Joe

The final outcome for the 2013-14 budget has little to do with a long-departed Treasurer but may yet echo through Joe Hockey’s future budgets, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Coalition hopes we’ll keep mentioning the war

Voters are responding favourably to tough talk on Iraq and Australia’s foreign policy agenda. But sooner or later those pesky domestic issues will come back …

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