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iSentia index: Royals, Direct Action and a premier cut down

NSW politics dominated national news this week, catapulting plenty of NSW politicians into the Index for the first time.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: mediaeval science … victim blaming … strong women …

George Brandis is once again standing up for those who need it least. Plus whether we should get rid of private school funding and a political candidate with some horrific views on domestic violence.

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Tips and rumours

Jewish links to parliament … Will and Kate, is it OK to take pics of Uluru? … unique O’Farrell protest …

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The O’Farrell legacy: a new model of government in NSW

David Clune, NSW Parliament’s historian and an honorary associate in Sydney University’s Department of Government and International Relations, assesses a premiership cut short for Inside Story.

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The price of forgetfulness

Crikey readers talk Barry O’Farrell’s legacy and the truth about coal.

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The NSW disease: Barry O’Farrell infected, now who’s next?

While we may not yet know the full story on why Barry O’Farrell resigned, there is much more to the story on AWH’s lobbying efforts in respect to both the Labor and Liberal NSW governments.

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Barry O’Farrell’s grapes of wrath

Crikey readers talk coal and that bottle of wine.

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Media briefs: O’Farrell wash-up … news dump … ABC to China …

Barry O’Farrell’s resignation pushes the royals to a close second while the ABC becomes the first Australian broadcaster viewed China-wide… and other media tidbits of the day

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Tips and rumours

Greens showdown over party reform … Transfield v Serco for immigration centres? … Barry’s new career …

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Liberals, in denial over O’Farrell’s error, should learn from this

As NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell heads for the exit, shooting the messenger won’t help the Liberals. Incestuous links with business will continue to inflict damage on the party, especially in a party branch as inept as NSW.

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Words that led to O’Farrell’s downfall, and the words that came next

As Barnaby Joyce said, “I can’t believe it”. Here are the words that brought down a Premier.

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O’Farrell — and NSW voters — pay the price for an inexplicable lapse

Barry O’Farrell’s premiership has been brought to an end by a bizarre lapse in memory. But will politicians realise their close relations with business are the real problem?

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Saville’s Shout: money and politics … ‘be interesting’ … Coalition squabbles …

Arthur Sinodinos left the confines of public life for a well-paying job at NAB, but Australian Water Holdings beckoned …

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Media briefs: Tele now ‘for the bush’ … Kickstarter hacked …

The Daily Telegraph was for Sydney; now it is for the bush. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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iSentia index: one for the true Beliebers

Tony Abbott is back at the top of the charts for his international diplomacy, or lack thereof.

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Alcohol and violence: Fairfax’s shameless campaign of misrepresentation

Desperate newspapers and a rejection of basic facts has proved a toxic combination in NSW over the issue of alcohol-related violence.

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Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

Voters remain deeply opposed to any privatisation, even of things they’ve never heard of, this week’s Essential Report shows. And the view that the Newstart payment is too low isn’t widely shared by voters.

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iSentia index: bushfires, boats and bans (oh my)

A big media week for politicians at state and federal levels, with all manner of disasters to mollify.

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Crikey says: away from headlines, assaults are rising

The media drove a campaign to Do Something about violence in Sydney. It won, but Barry O’Farrell’s knee-jerk response ignores the real victims of violence in Australia. The data doesn’t lie.

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iSentia: Abbott front of mind in all media

For the first time since the election, we have the traditional top three of PM, Opposition Leader and Treasurer in media mentions.

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A NSW byelection shock, and Labor grinds into gear

There’s life in the old (Labor) dog yet. The NSW ALP romped home in a byelection on Saturday, with a 26% swing. Is this the first sign of recovery — or a false dawn?

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Media briefs: ACA conspiracy … citing sights … McBreakfast TV …

A Current Affair has found a group of outraged ratepayers — but it turns out they have some less-than-orthodox ideas.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Don’t believe a word politicians say; their policies aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. Plus other political views noted along the way.

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O’Farrell breaks promise, gifts $250m to Packer in two days

The market loves the deal to give James Packer’s Crown a new casino licence in Sydney. But NSW taxpayers aren’t on as safe a bet as they think they are.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Who needs the polls? Crikey readers seem pretty good at predicting what they will say. Plus tarot cards for dogs and other political views noted along the way.

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