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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 22 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Abbott’s Nazi comparison a mess of his own making

Abbott may be the first politician who used the Holocaust as an example of something that was not actually that bad.

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DAVID SALTER | FEDERAL | 5

Trade union royal commission a tortured and costly pantomime

By deciding not to recuse himself from the trade union royal commisison, Dyson Heydon is now vulnerable to union attacks.

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 13 UNLOCK?

Centrelink woes become the first test of Turnbull’s digital policy

The government is trying to modernise service delivery via online platforms, with mixed results.

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FEDERAL | 10 UNLOCK?

Hockey’s economic plan IS working, but he won’t say why

Joe Hockey said yesterday’s GDP number showed his economic plan was working. He’s right, but the it’s the economic plan that he never mentions, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 25 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the right are finally abandoning their nutty sceptic stance

Conservatives are finally departing their “climate sceptic” policies, because you can’t hold out against science forever.

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 37 UNLOCK?

Rundle: worst Australian government ever, proven by science

No, really. This is the actual worst one. But just for fun, let’s look at the other contenders …

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 1 UNLOCK?

Brandis giveth, taketh away: govt to keep promised data retention money

Telcos had been promised $131 million to help them allow the government to spy on Australian citizens. But hey look, now the government is going to keep some of that money after all.

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 12 UNLOCK?

On dry land: where is the wet Liberal revolt against children in detention?

John Howard faced a revolt from the more progressive members of his party over the issue of children in immigration detention. How things have changed.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 10

Quaedvlieg blames media and the internet, announces inquiry

How did Friday’s debacle happen? The Australian Border Force has announced an inquiry … into how the department deals with the media.

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 32

Heydon’t go: commissioner can’t email, decides to stay put

Dyson Heydon is doing just fine, decides Dyson Heydon.

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 15 UNLOCK?

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

It was on, then it was off, then it was on again, then it was’t. How did the Australian Border Force screw up Operation Fortitude so very badly? And won’t someone please send poor Peter Dutton a packet of Lemsip?

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 10

Did he or didn’t he? Heydon plays hard to get with unions, with hearing delayed again

Even more evidence has emerged that Dyson Heydon knew the event he was due to speak at was a Liberal Party fundraiser. But he’s not in any hurry to recuse himself …

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 3 UNLOCK?

‘This is just ridiculous’: telcos miss data retention deadline

What happens to telecommunications companies that miss the August 13 deadline to get their plans for data retention in to the government? No one really knows.

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 16 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Abbott should back the Kurds and their ranks of foreign fighters

Before we talk airstrikes, Abbott needs to be held to account on the greatest hypocrisy to date: the prosecution of Australian people willing to join and fight with the Kurds.

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: on Pyne’s memoir, not a lesson but a symptom of politicking and trivial fantasies

Guy Rundle reviews Christopher Pyne’s recent memoir.

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FEDERAL | 3 UNLOCK?

The challenge of lifting productivity when you can’t measure it

One of the key challenges of economic reform is measuring productivity properly — something we fail to do at the moment, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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ERIC BEECHER | FEDERAL | 13 UNLOCK?

Talk is cheap: we need action, not more hot air, on reform

Everyone agrees we need to reform Australia’s institutions. But no one at yesterday’s gabfest gave any specifics as to how to do it.

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 7 UNLOCK?

Every step you take: govt to pool CCTV images and facial recognition to track citizens

Soon government agencies will be able to access stills from CCTV cameras all over Australia.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 29 UNLOCK?

While Turkey plays games with jihadis, we’re with Stupid in Syria

The government is showing profound naivety in contemplating entering the Syrian civil war, based purely on domestic political desperation.

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 6 UNLOCK?

Brandis’ office to review cost of piracy code — after it’s already lodged

Regulation always costs somebody. Now telcos are asking the Attorney-General’s Department, how much?

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FEDERAL | 4 UNLOCK?

‘National Reform Summit’ spurns voters

The carefully pre-prepared “national reform summit” overlooks the secret to economic reform success — respecting the electorate, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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WILLIAM BOWE | FEDERAL | 1 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: voters still suss on Bill, but more sceptical of Heydon

Who is Bill Shorten? Or rather, who do voters think he is?

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JOSH TAYLOR | FEDERAL | 12

‘A big, risky project’: Turnbull says NBN cost will be settled soon

How much will the NBN actually cost? That is the multibillion-dollar question, and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells Crikey we should have an answer soon.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters want same-sex marriage vote soon — and Heydon should go

There is strong support for a popular vote on same-sex marriage, today’s Essential Report shows, but voters want it sooner rather than later.

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JEFF SPARROW | FEDERAL | 17 UNLOCK?

Abbott, like Menzies, is a trigger-happy hound dog, baying for blood

Liberal Party leaders have a history of agitating for war. Why is that?

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