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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 17 UNLOCK?

Turnbull outshines ‘em all in Gough tributes, and is Bishop heir to Abbott’s throne?

The death of Gough Whitlam enabled some comparisons to a giant of Australian politics. Some measured up better than others.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 14 UNLOCK?

Yanks could draft legislation for Australian Parliament under TPP

Even if the Trans Pacific Partnership is finalised, the US government will insist on dictating to other countries how it should be interpreted — and even changing it if it suits Congress.

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FEDERAL | 23 UNLOCK?

‘Unmitigated disaster’? We fact-check News Corp’s Whitlam haters

News Corp columnists have been tripping over themselves to slam Gough Whitlam’s economic legacy. But economist Tom Westland says in their haste they have overlooked quite a few salient details.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 15 UNLOCK?

Embarrassed government to change course on Ebola?

The government is expected to reverse its opposition to sending personnel to west Africa to fight Ebola after being embarrassed domestically and internationally on the issue.

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PADDY MANNING | FEDERAL | 11

Fairer share of mining profits still part of Whitlam’s unfinished business

Fairly and effectively taxing the mining industry has been the Labor party’s white whale for decades.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 4 UNLOCK?

ASIC flatlines at estimates as the regulator looks to relaunch

Despite efforts to declare a new era of aggressive financial planning regulation, ASIC still struggles with the basics with a diminishing budget.

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FEDERAL | 41 UNLOCK?

‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

Sorry Labor, the Greens are the modern-day heirs to Gough Whitlam’s legacy, writes NSW Greens convenor Hall Greenland.

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FEDERAL | 19

Pyne’s curriculum review should have learnt from history

Christopher Pyne’s education review was rushed, partisan and now seemingly doomed. Adjunct professor Tony Taylor at the University of Technology Sydney says it didn’t have to be this way.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 1 UNLOCK?

ASIO, while demanding data retention, isn’t using existing powers

ASIO wants a data retention regime — but there already exists a power for data retention for three months that it doesn’t bother using.

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 36 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Gough crashed through and crashed — and he made Australia what it will ever be

The conservative fantasy of an entirely free market will never come to pass in Australia — and we can thank Gough Whitlam for that.

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CRIKEY INTERN | FEDERAL | 2

From Medicare to the dismissal: Whitlam’s five most memorable moments

Gough Whitlam changed the Labor Party — and Australia. Crikey intern Tom Heath takes a look at the most memorable moments.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 6 UNLOCK?

Gough: where modern politics started

Gough Whitlam wasn’t merely a giant figure in Labor: he was a key politician in the transition to contemporary politics.

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FEDERAL | 2 UNLOCK?

John Menadue: farewell to Gough Whitlam

John Menadue, private secretary to Gough Whitlam 1960-67, remembers the achievements of one of the brightest lights in Australian public life.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 8 UNLOCK?

Essential: voters happy with government’s Ebola response

Voters back the government’s unwillingness to send personnel to respond to Ebola in west Africa, but aren’t happy about the economy and the Coalition’s recent momentum has faded.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 10

The 30-year history of trying (and failing) to make ABC cuts

Successive governments have let the ABC adapt to its environment rather than take on the difficult task of discussing what public broadcasting should mean.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 10 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 10 UNLOCK?

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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FEDERAL | 23

The ANU’s in good company — whatever Abbott might advise investors

The ANU’s fossil fuel divestment strategy is hardly novel — plenty of investors are bailing out of fossil fuel stocks, and for more than just moral reasons, write Glenn Dyer, Bernard Keane and Paddy Manning.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 11 UNLOCK?

Andrew Nikolic’s Middle Eastern vision provides something for everyone

Following Andrew Nikolic’s logic on the Middle East is quite a challenge, but it seems he never saw a Middle Eastern country he didn’t want to attack.

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WILLIAM BOWE | FEDERAL | 14 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Abbott’s ‘shirt-fronting’ machismo pleases men and women

Tony Abbott’s personal approval ratings have been enjoying a boost ever since international conflicts distracted from domestic issues. Interestingly, both men and women have bought the tough-guy shtick.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 6 UNLOCK?

Baird’s donation reforms show up a useless federal disclosure law

While states like NSW tighten up political donation laws, our federal disclosure system is, in effect, voluntary.

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FEDERAL | 13 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s industry policy won’t achieve much — and that’s not a bad thing

The government’s new industry policy is small-scale and will achieve little - and that’s not a bad a thing, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 21 UNLOCK?

Can the Liberals cope with freedom?

The Liberal Party’s vaunted commitment to freedom is a fiction: it is as paternalist as the Left and allows national security to justify the curtailment of basic rights.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 12 UNLOCK?

Essential: Abbott gains ground, and what do voters think about wealth?

The Coalition and Tony Abbott re gaining ground with voters on the back of national security, but so far the gains have come from the minor parties.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 4 UNLOCK?

Albo finally weighs into press freedom — but it’s more complicated than you think

The debate over jailing journalists who reveal ASIO’s covert operations is welcome but missing some context — and it’s not the biggest threat to media freedom on the agenda.

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