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AUSTRALIA | 9

Can the AFP really help in Ukraine?

Abbott wants to send the cops into war-torn Ukraine. Is this a wise move? Andrew Goldsmith, strategic professor of criminology and Grant Niemann, senior lecturer in law, explain.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 18 UNLOCK?

Invented budget ‘crisis’ hides incoherence and inconsistency

The “budget crisis” created by the Senate is an invention: the government has walked away from billions in additional revenue itself.

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GUY RUNDLE | AUSTRALIA | 18 UNLOCK?

Rundle: in MH17, the death of meaning from the meaninglessness of death

We in the West are no longer used to sudden or accidental death — and we have no idea how to deal with it.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Senator John Faulkner’s proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.

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GUY RUNDLE | AUSTRALIA | 38 UNLOCK?

Rundle: like a Lambie to the slaughter as dick jokes uncover the Right’s elitism

Accusing Jacqui Lambie of sexism is unfair, and ignores the spectres of prejudice caused by class and gender.

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BEN SANDILANDS | AUSTRALIA | 1 UNLOCK?

Crikey Clarifier: what happens now with MH17?

What is happening with MH17’s data flight recorders? What country has jurisdiction over the site? And is there a cover-up going on? Crikey’s aviation reporter takes us through the story so far …

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 21 UNLOCK?

A sober reflection on the so-called ‘alcohol epidemic’

The latest hard evidence shows that Australians are drinking significantly less, despite relentless claims of an “alcohol epidemic” from the public health lobby.

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AUSTRALIA | 30

Why crying wolf on anti-Semitism harms us all

The pro-Israel lobby is quick to use the term “anti-Semitism” where it is not warranted. But there really are people who hate Jews and by overusing the term we reduce its power, writes Larry Stillman from the executive of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society.

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PADDY MANNING | AUSTRALIA | 7 UNLOCK?

Why you should care about FoFA, even if you have no money to manage

The government’s Future of Financial Advice reforms are law (just about). But what do they actually mean? And if you don’t have a financial adviser, why should you care? Crikey’s business editor breaks it down.

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PATRICK BAUME | AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

iSentia index: MH17 disaster brings foreign affairs into sharp focus

A busy week in news — from MH17 to a certain PUP senator’s requirements for a partner.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Female workplace participation thrown out with parental leave bathwater

The Productivity Commission wants a more efficient and effective childcare system, but doesn’t hold out much hope it will spur participation.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 26 UNLOCK?

Essential: MH17 diplomacy sparks turnaround for the Coalition

Latest Essential poll shows first substantial Coalition gain since the politically disastrous budget, while women remain disengaged with super.

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AUSTRALIA | 57 UNLOCK?

Get Fact: were there really 50,000 boat arrivals a year under Labor?

Tony Abbott has claimed that before he “stopped the boats”, they were coming in at a rate of 50,000 a year. Is that true? David Tittensor, a research fellow to the UNESCO Chair, with Deakin’s Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, checks the claim.

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BEN SANDILANDS | AUSTRALIA | 1 UNLOCK?

MH17: decency and respect needed for victims — but it may be too late

There are procedures in place to honour those who have died in and ensure a fair and proper investigation. But so far, the Russian-backed separatists have not shown much willingness to abide by them.

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PADDY MANNING | AUSTRALIA | 27

Hunt pins hopes on uncompetitive clean coal technology

Analysis of cost forecasts for clean coal technology suggests it is uncompetitive compared to renewables.

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GUY RUNDLE | AUSTRALIA | 35 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Cold Warriors rattling kalashnikovs can’t give MH17 meaning

MH17 was almost certainly not shot down by the Russian military in a deliberate act of war against any nation with a citizen on board. But tell that to the Right.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 3 UNLOCK?

Crikey Clarifier: data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

It’s time to clarify what data retention is and the nature of the threat it poses to citizens.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 10 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: alarm bells for Campbell Newman after Stafford drubbing

The Labor Party’s Stafford byelection win threatens the security of Newman’s nearby Ashgrove seat, where his 5.7% margin is looking distinctly fragile.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 29

MH17: now not the time for diplomatic nuance — and G20 decisions can wait

Tony Abbott’s strong response on the issue of culpability for MH17 was justified and appropriate.

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BEN SANDILANDS | AUSTRALIA | 45

MH17: why a commercial jet was flying over a war zone

The Russian separatists who shot down MH17 allegedly thought it was a military target — though it was easily distinguishable as a commercial plane.

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BEN SANDILANDS | AUSTRALIA | 33

MH17: Malaysia Airlines’ hideous failure of duty of care cost hundreds their lives

Malaysia Airlines – and Singapore Airlines and a few other carriers — have prioritised fuel economy over passenger safety — and almost 300 people have paid with their lives.

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AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

The demonstration of bank power on the FOFA repeal illustrates the challenge of effectively regulating a sector that is beginning to dominate the Australian economy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Palmer riding high as Abbott continues to dive

Latest polls show Labor well ahead while growing support emerges for Palmer United.

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GUY RUNDLE | AUSTRALIA | 13 UNLOCK?

Rundle: chasing Latika as the high priests get pissed

Crikey’s writer-at-large is in the corridors of power, drinking the right wine from the right fridge, as he tries to wrangle an invite to the hottest party in town …

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GUY RUNDLE | AUSTRALIA | 4

Rundle: inside the bloody red chamber as time disappears

The carbon tax was repealed at 11.14, but there’s still a long way to go for this sitting of Senate.

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