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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | FEDERAL | 17 UNLOCK?

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right: Muslims stuck in the middle of an uncivil war

The Zaky Mallah controversy has nothing to do with Muslims.

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FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 9 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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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 37

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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FEDERAL | 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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FEDERAL | 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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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 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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FEDERAL | 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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BEN ELTHAM | FEDERAL | 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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SALLY WHYTE | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 17 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Captain Tony’s pleasure cruise is taking on water, and fast

The Coalition can only buy itself a little bit more time before the whole thing goes down in flames. But will it run out of things to burn before the Labor Party itself sinks without a trace?

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FEDERAL | 8 UNLOCK?

The wrecking-ball PM? Abbott destroys Labor’s legacy, while Howard’s lives on

Tony Abbott has dismantled almost half of Rudd and Gillard’s major policy initiatives, but when they were in power they left John Howard’s legacy largely untouched, writes freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 9 UNLOCK?

Vale, Team Australia — you were fun while you lasted

We’d barely warmed up to Tony Abbott’s “Team Australia” before he abandoned the phrase in the face of widespread derision.

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WILLIAM BOWE | FEDERAL | 5 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: should federal govts serve fixed four-year terms?

Fixed terms will inevitably weaken the position of the Senate, officially making it a partisan rubber-stamp body for the lower house.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | FEDERAL | 9

Fairfax v Fairfax, with Shorten in the middle

The Australian Financial Review has attacked stablemates The Age and Sydney Morning Herald over their coverage of the AWU and Bill Shorten.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 22

Who is really rolling out the red carpet for terrorists?

While the government attacks Labor for “rolling out the red carpet” on terrorism, its own actions have placed Australians at greater risk of terrorist attacks, and reduced the capacity of security agencies to prevent them.

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SALLY WHYTE | FEDERAL | 2

The Age quashes Hockey satire

Has the Treasurer put the fear of defo into Fairfax?

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 24

Greens right to back pension changes, regardless of trade-offs

While they may not have secured a good bargain, the Greens are right to back the government’s pensions changes.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | FEDERAL | 4

Why the media can’t make us care about paying people smugglers

Fairfax made a big splash with allegations that both the Liberal and Labor governments had paid people smugglers. And Australia issued a collective “meh”.

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