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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 13 UNLOCK?

Government flags copyright crackdown to overturn iiNet decision

The government wants to make it easier for the copyright industry to sue ISPs and force them to censor the internet, according to a draft paper about to be circulated.

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WILLIAM BOWE | FEDERAL | 1 UNLOCK?

Will anyone miss Nielsen polling?

As the last ever Nielsen poll is published, the Coalition may be hoping for too much if they’re expecting an opinion poll bounce in the wake of Abbott’s handling of MH17.

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AusAID loses ’900 years of experience’ as mandarins walk

The dissolution of AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs has driven scores of senior professionals out of the sector, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 19 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 | FEDERAL | 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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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 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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PADDY MANNING | FEDERAL | 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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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 3 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 | FEDERAL | 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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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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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FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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 | FEDERAL | 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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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | UNLOCK?

Brandis’ national security bill a concern for whistleblowers, journalists

The government’s national security reform bill sticks closely to what was promised, but there are some concerns that a parliamentary committee will need to tackle.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 82

Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 13 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Clive runs riot as Abbott holds his breath

This was meant to be the Abbott government’s fortnight of triumph, repealing carbon tax and mining tax hand-in-hand with the newbie senators. But Palmer had other ideas …

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FEDERAL | 6 UNLOCK?

Murray tackles ‘too big to fail’, but are we increasing the risk of failure?

The Murray financial services inquiry recognises we have an issue with “too big to fail” banks — while noting we are increasing the chances of failure through our love affair with property. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 6 UNLOCK?

Dear George: the direction is AWAY from data retention — it doesn’t work

Europe and the United States are moving away from data retention, despite what the Attorney-General may claim.

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FEDERAL | 3 UNLOCK?

Murray inquiry bad news for Coalition on super, financial planning

The Murray Financial Services Inquiry warns of the very problems the government is now making worse in financial planning and super — and departs from the holy writ of earlier financial inquiries.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 1 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters want royal commission into CommBank con

The vast majority of voters want an investigation into just what went so wrong with the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning arm. But they still have a lot of trust in financial planners.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 18

Palmer’s pointless red tape hands banks a big win on FOFA

On the day the financial services inquiry is flagging the high cost of vertically integrated wealth management, Clive Palmer looks set to help the government gut consumer protections.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 15 UNLOCK?

Crunch time: welcome to a key week in this Parliament

This week is the most important week in economic and fiscal policy for years as reforms that will have major long-term benefits face the axe.

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