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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 3 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Keating conjures a nude Bob Hawke, political midgets at book launch

An opportunistic Paul Keating has used the launch of former Labor cabinet minister Gareth Evans’ new memoir to further his public attack on Bob Hawke’s prime ministership.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 2 UNLOCK?

Time to codify, not just extend, national security powers

If our security agencies always act within the law, codification of their extensive surveillance powers shouldn’t be a threat to them.

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FEDERAL | 5

Infographic: politicians and their properties

Our politicians have pretty impressive property portfolios, according to parliamentary documents.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 1 UNLOCK?

Who can access your metadata?

A huge array of agencies can obtain your metadata — but the recent spike in access requests is largely thanks to a handful of police forces.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 14

Essential: Liberals the ‘upper class’ party? And Costello best treasurer

Australia is a class-riddled society, today’s Essential Report shows, but few people claim to be upper class, despite believing the Liberal Party supports that group most.

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 14 UNLOCK?

Rundle: c’mon everyone, let’s play Senate Bingo!

Will David Leyonhelm vote with the Greens on same-sex marriage? Will Ricky Muir back the Coalition on foreign policy? Play Crikey’s handy Senate Bingo game and find out!

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 24 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the government’s Escherian spiral to nowhere

Are the adults really in charge? Not even the Coalition knows.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 17 UNLOCK?

Budget sales bungle was built in from the start

Fairness, infrastructure, or emergency management? The problems with the government’s explanation of its budget were consolidated even before budget night.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 43 UNLOCK?

Captain Pander rehearses some tired terror rituals

We’re rehearsing many of the terrorism rituals that took place in the lead-up to the Iraq War, including the targeting of the Muslim community.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 24 UNLOCK?

Bill Shorten and the News Corp method of blackmail

The threat to Bill Shorten from unproven rape allegations may lie as much in them not being used against him as in any media smear campaigns.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 3 UNLOCK?

RBA does the vision thing better than politicians or business

The Reserve Bank’s most senior officials yesterday made a more coherent case for the Australian economy than any we’ve heard from politicians recently.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 5 UNLOCK?

Get a warrant: why more oversight is central to national security reform

A proposal to require more external oversight of intelligence agencies as their powers are extended goes to the heart of the debate about more anti-terrorism laws.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 25 UNLOCK?

Coalition’s recovery levels off — and a Hockey return to form is needed

The Coalition’s polling recovery in the wake of the MH17 tragedy has left it just shy of Labor; it still needs a boost to recover its lead.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | FEDERAL | 4 UNLOCK?

The ghost of Kevin lingers, but Swan regrets nothing

Freed from the confines of being in the government frontbench, Wayne Swan is ready to let loose on Kevin Rudd and what’s wrong with the economy.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | UNLOCK?

Essential: voters souring on the economy, prefer local surrogacy

Voters aren’t happy with the overall direction of the economy, and don’t buy the government’s claim that the budget will be good for jobs.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 17

Clive of China no more — well, not this week anyway

Clive Palmer used to think Chinese investment was wonderful, that only racists tried to restrict it, and China was no threat. How times have changed…

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 20 UNLOCK?

War on Terror keeps the terrorist cash cycle going

Despite what the government might say, Australian taxpayers have been directly and indirectly helping fund terrorism for years.

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WILLIAM BOWE | FEDERAL | 1

Poll Bludger: ICAC’s kiss of death to clear a path for independents

The fallout from last week’s ICAC hearings will likely upset the applecarts of both major parties. With two looming NSW byelections, who will fill the void? Or rather, who still has credibility in the eyes of the public?

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 21 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Kevin Andrews, keeping company with those who ‘can raise the dead through prayer’

Why in the world is Kevin Andrews going to the World Congress of Families? Just how nuts do you have to be to not get a ministerial endorsement?

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 2 UNLOCK?

IGIS, media flag concerns about national security reforms

Both the intelligence agency monitor and major media organisations have flagged concerns about the first set of national security reforms brought forward by the government.

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 59

Woe is Joe: or, how the budget narrative was lost

Joe Hockey’s woes this week reflect how the government’s budget narrative barely survived budget night.

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WILLIAM BOWE | FEDERAL | 2 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: calm down, Murdoch conspiracy theorists

Yes, Newspoll has recorded a fall in popularity for Labor. But don’t be too quick to blame Rupert Murdoch — the numbers tell a clearer story if you look a bit more closely.

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FEDERAL | 4 UNLOCK?

Kite flying with Dick Warburton: junk economics to push a barrow

The government has commissioned Dick Warburton to conduct an independent review of the Renewable Energy Target. But “independent” might be something of a stretch …

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GUY RUNDLE | FEDERAL | 44 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Hockey’s suicide machine successfully alienates every single voter

Poor people with cars are the latest segment of the voting population to be attacked from on high by the Coalition. How is the party getting so repeatedly wrong?

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BERNARD KEANE | FEDERAL | 17 UNLOCK?

Keane: Iraq intervention part of a war without end

The deteriorating Iraq situation and our response to it merely perpetuates a War on Terror that will always curb our freedoms.

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