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Tips and rumours

Courier-Mail staff hauled in for legal training … journo earns $270k … ANZAC rules stipulate ‘hand on heart’ …

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Abbott government wants nothing to do with us plebs

Crikey readers have their say on the Immigration Department’s asylum seeker privacy breach, the truth about green spin and Anzac Day.

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Lest we forget to pay: how Anzac Day became a commercial enterprise

Organisations are flogging memorabilia and governments are spending millions on the Anzac century. Army veteran and Lowy military fellow James Brown asks: why can’t we remember without spending up?

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Tips and rumours

Who’s the next Media Watch host? … Q&A to spread its wings … Anzac ad may be illegal …

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Tips and rumours

Diggers’ discount at shoe store … Brisbane school in indigenous insult … Chinese students cop racism at uni? …

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Melbourne Machine out, leaving Rocket Ronnie to snooker

It’s that time of year again … No, the snooker world championships. Our man in England has it covered, from Aussie hope Neal Robertson to the celebrated comeback of Ronnie “Rocket” O’Sullivan.

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iSentia index: O’Farrell edges out Swan, Diggers march up the ranks

Tony Abbott got more print mentions than the Prime Minister this week, and that may continue as more and more Australians see him as the likely next PM.

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Less cynicism about the Anzac spirit

Crikey readers talk healthcare costs, advertising on the Bureau of Meteorology website and the Anzac spirit.

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Christopher Pyne’s strange and dated Anzac Day culture war

Christopher Pyne’s lament that Anzac Day is in danger of being overlooked is absurd, and a clear effort to relaunch the culture wars.

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Slipper and the presumption of innocence

Crikey readers have their say.

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Anzac Day is about honouring our military not the justification of war

Crikey readers have their say.

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Anzac Day and why we need to question ‘myths’ of war

So once again we slog up the hill, shouldering the usual baggage for the Anzac wars.

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The futility of Earth Hour

Crikey readers have their say.

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Where Labor went wrong

Crikey readers have their say.

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Raising an eyebrow — and a glass — to ANZAC Day celebrations

So the Australian Defence Force is concerned about “the increasingly excessive use of alcohol during Anzac Day commemorations nowadays”.

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What the media must know about Anzac Day

It’s a little over a month away from one of those immensely important historic dates — April 25 — which prompt us to think about who were are and how we got here.

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Another Anzac Day and some new angles

It was moving to read in The Sunday Age a story reporting that records mapping the location of 3906 Vietnamese soldiers killed and buried by Australians during the Task Force operations had been given to Vietnam.

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A personal Anzac journey: finding family in France

To Troy Wilkinson’s, G T C Williams was nothing more than the name of his long dead great-grandmother’s brother. That is, until a pilgrimage to his grave in France made him examine the young soldier’s short life.

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Rundle’s Friday argument starters: Bob Ellis, Mau Mau and Churchill

From sex scandals to ADFA to Anzac Day and colony wars in Kenya, Guy Rundle raises the big issues of the week.

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News’ hypocrisy … Money down at The Age

News Limited’s hypocrisy on nepotisim, The Age’s Saturday media column ‘Media Browser’ as dead as a carbon-tax promise and other media tidbits of the day.

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Lotto promotion has Anzac Day by the balls

Anzac Day has been sold out by the NSW Lotteries with a “Marching On” OZ Lotto promotion — and the RSL says it’s “perfectly legal”.

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The forgotten heroes of war. An Anzac Day special

The Anzac legacy is a contentious one, but if there’s one aspect of war we can all agree on, it’s that military animals — goats, elephants, dolphins and bear cubs! — are pretty adorable, writes Mel Campbell.

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When Anzac Day is unAustralian

Neil James, Executive Director of the Australia Defence Association, writes about the common myths associated with Anzac Day. Plus Tamils, hoodies, the Wilderness Society and more.

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It’d be un-Australian not to eat them

If there’s one way to celebrate the diggers, it’s with rolled oats and golden syrup and a cuppa after the dawn service. So make your own Anzac bikkies!

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Anzac Day: when commemoration becomes commerce

Francis Leach asks whether Collingwood and Essendon should have the automatic rights to play footy in honour of the ANZACs if they continue to abuse it.

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