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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 17 UNLOCK?

Should Labor have backed Clive’s War on Campbell?

Labor’s support for Clive Palmer’s inquiry into the Newman government is a politically rational response to the Coalition’s behaviour.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 6 UNLOCK?

Korea’s ‘free trade’ commitment to keep Australians out

Australia’s “free trade agreement” with South Korea establishes a remarkable disparity between Koreans working in Australia and Australians working in Korea.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | FEDERAL | 10 UNLOCK?

Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

The veteran ABC writer and broadcaster was in fine form at the launch of her new book. If only she had a wife to corral her three children, it might have gone off without a hitch.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | FEDERAL | 8

Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 10 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters want security over liberty

Voters agree that some freedoms should be sacrificed in the name of security, but are growing more concerned about climate change. And the government is yet to benefit from the relentless focus on terrorism, today’s Essential Report shows.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 12 UNLOCK?

More Australians are dying at work while we chatter about terrorism

Workplace deaths are on the rise in Australia, even though we know concerted action can reduce fatalities.

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FEDERAL | 14

Calm down, Brandis’ new bill does not reverse the onus of proof

The Foreign Fighters Bill requires a defendant to prove why he or she was in a proscribed region. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Lawyers from the Law Council of Australia explain.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 14 UNLOCK?

Stay calm on terror laws — the worst is yet to come

The national security laws passed last night have problems — but they’re not the huge threat some have made them out to be. That threat is coming, and hysteria now won’t help to fight it.

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FEDERAL | 14 UNLOCK?

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Joe

The final outcome for the 2013-14 budget has little to do with a long-departed Treasurer but may yet echo through Joe Hockey’s future budgets, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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WILLIAM BOWE | FEDERAL | UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Coalition hopes we’ll keep mentioning the war

Voters are responding favourably to tough talk on Iraq and Australia’s foreign policy agenda. But sooner or later those pesky domestic issues will come back …

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 44

Targeting of Muslims risks the exact terror threat we claim to oppose

The constant focus on the Muslim community risks prompting exactly the kind of terrorist threat we are supposedly working to prevent.

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FEDERAL | 3 UNLOCK?

Reserve Bank ratchets up property warnings

The Reserve Bank has further elevated its warnings about property price growth in Sydney and Melbourne, amid concerns it threatens the broader economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 9 UNLOCK?

Keane: Harper’s review suggests (gasp!) an economy to benefit consumers

The draft review of competition policy by Ian Harper presents the Coalition — and all politicians — with a challenge of reforms long ignored by governments.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 65 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s (and Shorten’s) lies lead Australia to a sinister place

The government has based its extensions of national security powers, and its involvement in Iraq, on lies. And they will damage us like the previous Iraq war damaged us.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 9 UNLOCK?

Brandis concedes some ground on terror laws

The government has given some ground on anti-terror laws, in a move designed to head off criticism of some of the most draconian aspects of its current package.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 26 UNLOCK?

AFP gagged, state agencies run for cover on terror-Iraq link

The government won’t allow the Australian Federal Police to comment on whether its decision to go to war in Iraq has increased the risk of terrorism in Australia.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 32 UNLOCK?

Terror raids a media spectacle, but it’s war that puts us in danger

While we reap the consequences of returning to Iraq, it’s clearer than ever that the campaign against ISIL will struggle to be effective.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 11 UNLOCK?

Key issues around security laws likely to get lost in the terror noise

Who gets to sign off on important new ASIO powers is an issue that should be carefully debated, but it will get ignored as fear of terrorism ramps up.

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FEDERAL | 5 UNLOCK?

Housing boom delivers a potential headache for the government

The government faces a growing problem around the booming property markets of Sydney and Melbourne while the Reserve Bank can see danger to the wider economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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PADDY MANNING | FEDERAL | 44

‘We are burning our trust’: Abbott’s climate denials winning Australia no friends

Just as nothing will persuade the Michael Smiths of the world that Julia Gillard is innocent, we are well past the point where more evidence will persuade climate sceptics or those vested interests opposing climate action to change their tune.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 4

Committee recommends (marginally) reining in new security laws — but media still face jail

A parliamentary committee has signed off on the first set of national security reforms, but wants some tightening on controversial proposals.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 12

Ken Henry urges a new, more compelling economic narrative

Australia needs to reframe its approach to economic policy, former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry urges, in one of the most insightful economic policy speeches of recent years.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 6

Brandis goes Left Bank in his search for terror hype

Using words like “existential” to describe terrorism is part of a lengthy, and wholly absurd, tradition of hyping it.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 43

Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

The demise of inept defence minister David Johnston may no longer be so imminent given we’re now at war… or something.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 5

Essential: Coalition struggles on the most basic issues

Voters believe the government isn’t performing well on the most important issues that shape electoral judgements, today’s Essential Report shows.

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