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‘A complete fucking shambles’: Bramston dishes dirt on Rudd’s campaign

Troy Bramston has written a book giving an inside look at the problem with Kevin Rudd, why the Labor Party hit the skids and Julia Gillard’s coup.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: you call that a protest?

Students are taking to the streets with home-made signs and jostling former politicians at uni like it’s 1969. Someone has to let these kids know that the old forms of protest have been kaput for some time.

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Eureka! Literary ladies celebrate a Stella year for book lovers

Historian Clare Wright has won the Stella prize for literature for her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, and a literary who’s who were out in force at last night’s awards ceremony.

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Don’t buy into ‘self-esteem’ feminism

Railing against the patriarchy while spending your pay cheque on lipstick is not feminism. It’s boring. Please, Annabel Crabb, tell us more about central banking.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The police and the mainstream media are dealing softly, softly with Friday’s assault on members of Sydney’s Jewish community as they walked at Bondi after a Jewish Sabbath dinner.

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Tips and rumours

Union daughter complains from first class … Rupert Murdoch goes roo-spotting in Oz … Crikey’s fantasy 7.30 host …

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Most media outlets have called the election for the Liberals — despite Joe Hockey’s sweaty performance and Malcolm Turnbull’s internet filter blunder.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings — footy and politics draw in viewers

Another solid night of ABC programming kept viewers riveted, with the AFL and NRL Footy Shows the only other thing to come close.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings — viewers ditch commercial networks for the ABC

Big Brother, Wonderland and Slideshow failed to draw an audience thanks to the ABC’s stellar programming.

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Why can’t politicians be more like honeybees?

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Moving briskly on from the current election, which is all-but-decided anyway, the media are wondering what will happen when an Abbott government tries to repeal the carbon tax.

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Pollies, in shirtsleeves, hold forth with Sydney lit clique

Opposition communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and shadow treasurer Joe Hockey were in fine form at the Sydney Writers’ Festival — and might even have gone off script.

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What’s in Tony Jones’ pay packet, and whether you should know

The ABC is fighting hard to block an FOI request to reveal the salaries of some of its best-known presenters. Crikey asks Aunty insiders whether the public should have the right to know what they’re paid.

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Tips and rumours

What’s behind the Mamamia sacking? … some ABC insiders jealous of Crabb … ad war looms in Geelong …

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Brave News World: how social does the media now have to be?

Social media will enhance or destroy the journalism model, depending on who you believe. Gideon Haigh on Twitter, Facebook and measuring news in the third chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.

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The warriors and whingers muse at Sydney scribe fest

Walking into Kevin Rudd’s interview with Bob Katter at the Sydney Writers’ Festival yesterday afternoon, I was a little confused.

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How the internet messes with the game of media and party politics

The problems the media and politicians face run deeper than the disgruntled voters and empowered readers: society is being rewired by the internet.

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My name is Annabel Crabb and I’m a pollaholic

When you’re a political journalist, being obsessed with Newspoll and other polling comes as part of the territory. But Annabel Crabb is renouncing her long time devotion to the poll, saying last year should have taught journalist and this year she’s going “Polled Turkey.”

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Labor’s wrangling playing out on the nation’s bookshelves

The publishing industry is bracing for a mini political publishing boom as last week’s turmoil in Canberra reverberates around the nation’s bookshops.

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The Sydney Morning Herald | TV & RADIO|

Sheehan: The real reason Auntie courted Annabel

Paul Sheehan claims the reason the ABC was willing to shell out $250k a year to nab high-profile political commentator Annabel Crabb was to secure her as the cheerleader for its new 24-hour news channel.

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Who killed satire?

Tony Abbott!

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Talking the Town: The Walkleys

Margot Saville spills all the all the glitz, glamour and gossip from last night’s Walkey Awards, on a night where two failing business models — music industry at the Arias and media — battled to stay relevant.

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My trip to the Parliamentary Press Gallery: day one

The truth about Shantung Lamb … it’s delicious!

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Crikey editor moves to ABC Online

The editor of Crikey, Jonathan Green, has resigned to take up a new post with the ABC. Inside sources say he will be sorely missed.

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Crikey Blogs | ONLINE|

Caroline Overington drops some hints on Rupert’s paywall plans (and tangles with Annabel Crabb)

Margaret Simons reports live from the Media140 conference in Sydney, where journalist Caroline Overington pissed off News Ltd by talking about its paywall plans, had a crack at the ABC, and clashed with Annabel Crabb.

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