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CHARLES RICHARDSON | AUSTRALIA | 1

Victorian Liberals face identity crisis as the working class turns blue

As ideology replaces class, the Liberal Party needs to figure out exactly just what it believes in.

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It’s battle of the Victorian conservatives in big-spending Euroa

The coalition deal is off in the rural Victorian seat of Euroa, with a Lib taking on former Baillieu staffer and Nationals candidate Stephanie Ryan. Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 6 UNLOCK?

Keane: democratisation of communication — the real reason for data retention

The real reason for the push for data retention is the unhappiness of security agencies with the freedom the internet provides citizens, and the surveillance possibilities created by our embrace of that freedom.

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CRIKEY INTERN | AUSTRALIA | 3

‘Why sacrifice yourself?’ Whistleblowers consider Brandis’ new laws

The government has introduced harsh new penalties for people who reveal covert operations. Crikey intern Tom Heath asks some of Australia’s high-profile whistleblowers: would you do it all over again today?

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 10 UNLOCK?

The five data retention lies you were told yesterday

The government’s unveiling of its data retention scheme was unaccompanied by blatant falsehoods by people who have no excuse not to know better.

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AUSTRALIA | 1 UNLOCK?

India’s PM expecting a rock-star welcome Down Under

With backup dancers and movie stars, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes quite an impression. And his thousands of fans in Australia will be lining up to see the man next month, writes Alys Francis, freelance journalist in Delhi.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 24 UNLOCK?

Data retention bill reveals a rushed, shambolic national security process

The rushed, confused way in which major national security laws are made in Australia was on display this morning in Canberra.

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AUSTRALIA | 10

Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

The new climate deal between the government and the Palmer United Party will make little difference to curbing Australia’s carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

Mayne: how Melbourne and Sydney do planning differently

Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy is indeed the most transparent in the state’s history. And he also has a distinct fondness for skyscrapers.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 11 UNLOCK?

Government unveils mass surveillance proposal

The government has finally unveiled its data retention regime — except, critical questions remain unanswered.

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HELEN RAZER | AUSTRALIA | 4 UNLOCK?

Razer’s Class Warfare: Hollaback, sweary princesses and a history of selling feminism

Hollaback has “exposed” the street harassment a woman faces in New York in order to sell T-shirts. This is not a revolution, it is capitalism at its most base.

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SALLY WHYTE | AUSTRALIA | 2

They built this party on rock’n'roll

Gotye’s party may not get the numbers for the Victorian election, but they say this won’t be the last we hear from them.

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WILLIAM BOWE | AUSTRALIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Fairfax’s Labor landslide too good to be true, but Liberals still on shaky ground

Fairfax’s new pollster might result in better headlines, but a closer look reveals the truth.

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AUSTRALIA | 4 UNLOCK?

MPs’ corflutes are everywhere, but don’t mention the L-word

Who are these nice-looking people on a baby blue background? Crikey election correspondent Dan Moss finds the word “Liberal” is not exactly being shouted from the rooftops …

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | UNLOCK?

Essential: Labor on track in Victoria — and Palmer collapsing in Qld

Labor remains in the lead in Victoria, polling from Essential Research shows, and Clive Palmer’s party has faded badly in Queensland.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 38 UNLOCK?

From class warfare to patriotism — the hypocrisy of Abbott’s ‘mature debate’

The government’s capacity to prosecute a reform agenda will be undermined by the way it has squandered trust and goodwill in the electorate.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | AUSTRALIA | 6 UNLOCK?

Sisters doin’ it for themselves: a poorly catered debate

When it comes to ruling the world, women have every right to be just as bad as men.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 39 UNLOCK?

Pyne’s higher education campaign echoes Labor’s mining tax debacle

In prosecuting the case for higher education deregulation, the government failed to consult with the industry and can’t muster evidence for its claims.

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AUSTRALIA | 5 UNLOCK?

Will the new ultra-Right Liberal guard revive hard-line NSW anti-abortion bill?

Zoe’s Law” seemed destined for a quiet demise in NSW’s upper house, but after ICAC has claimed quite a few Liberal scalps, the political landscape has changed. Freelance journalist Claire Pullen reports.

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AUSTRALIA | 17 UNLOCK?

World’s biggest tax dodger wants competitors to pay their damn taxes

The wisdom Rupert Murdoch offered to G20 finance ministers is simply more of the self-interest that has given us the inequality he rails against, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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AUSTRALIA | 10 UNLOCK?

Uni VCs selling Australian students short for a quick buck

University vice-chancellors, whose eyes are on the bottom line, support a free market for education. But George Morgan, a founding member of the National Alliance for the Public University, says this does not mean universities themselves are in favour.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | AUSTRALIA | 17 UNLOCK?

State 7.30 shows under threat, but still more popular than Leigh Sales

The loss of the local editions of 7.30, which used to be called Stateline, have prompted a fierce reaction, and a look at the ratings helps reveal why.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 2 UNLOCK?

How healthy are our banks? It’s time to end the secrecy

It’s time investors were told how Australian banks perform in stress tests — like overseas investors are told, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | AUSTRALIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: Abbott’s international standing up, but Coalition struggles

Voters are seeing Tony Abbott’s diplomatic skills in a more positive light but it’s not helping the Coalition’s polling, Essential Report shows.

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AUSTRALIA | 2 UNLOCK?

Aboriginal fire scheme a carbon tax repeal victim

An indigenous controlled burn land management program is one of the latest casualties of the repeal of the carbon tax, writes freelance journalist Karen Coombs.

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