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Crikey Calling: the Australians-don’t-understand-the-economy edition

Crikey Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and writer-at-large Guy Rundle talk the Australian economy, the Labor leadership and Bob Katter’s drongo appeal.

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Abbott’s strong majority: who won the key seats

Tony Abbott is Australia’s 28th Prime Minister after a convincing election win that has also seen the rise of minor parties. Here’s what they picked up.

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Crikey losing its way but for Keane’s moral compass

Crikey readers talk the problem with the major parties and surveillance state.

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Keane outlines Oz’s biggest economy challenges

A speech Bernard Keane delivered in Hobart at the invitation of CEO Tasmania examining the major challenges for the Australian economy and the forthcoming federal election.

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Why you SHOULD worry about cybercrime (but it’s no war)

Bernard Keane says the federal government’s war on cybercrime is propaganda. But Crikey’s tech guru counters: it might not be a war, but there’s plenty of reasons to be concerned.

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Amnesty: there is nothing ‘good’ about excision policy

There are plenty of valid reasons for opposing the federal government’s excision of the mainland to deter asylum seekers. Amnesty International’s Dr Graham Thom responds to Bernard Keane.

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Nothing to worry about in the Oz economy? Think again

Claims that the Australian economy is hunky-dory — including by Crikey’s Glenn Dyer and Bernard — need some debunking with reality.

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Can govts ever discuss cybersecurity without going over the top?

Occasionally, someone in government can talk about cybersecurity without becoming hysterical. But it’s rare.

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Polls on the move: why is Labor’s vote lifting?

Labor’s rise in the polls doesn’t seem to be coming from the voters we suspected.

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Jones, Abbott and when aggressive politics gets ‘out of line’

Alan Jones’ comments about the Prime Minister, and his non-apology, again illuminate Tony Abbott’s political judgment. And shows the apology itself has come a long way.

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The blogger, sans pyjamas, bites back at Bernard

Regarding the sunny optimists, who see a future of bloggers and citizen journalists creating a benevolent web, a few come to mind, writes Martin McKenzie-Murray, a blogger and former political speech writer.

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OurSay: the people’s question ready to make history

Australia is making political history next Wednesday. The People’s Question — crowd sourced and voted on through OurSay.org — will be asked by Adam Bandt directly to the Prime Minister.

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Bernard Keane’s month in politics

Welcome to Bernard Keane’s political analysis of the last month in Australian politics, now with added video. This is a new monthly series (catchy name suggestions welcome), with the January edition kicking off with a discussion of the car industry, trust in politics and the Australia Day Tent Embassy shemozzle.

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Stilgherrian: still mid-game in the digital year that was

Well, the conversion of all human existence into digital form continues to make steady progress. Few real obstacles were encountered this year, despite repeated attempts to frighten us off.

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Regional development: here we go again

Governments have to be forced by the electorate to take regional development issues seriously. So far we haven’t even mastered the basics.

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Penny Wong and Greg Hunt on climate change? Give me a break

In a national campaign devoid of much colour or movement, there was at least some comedic value last night in watching Penny Wong and Greg Hunt debate action on climate change on the 7.30 Report.

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Keane’s Talking Points: Liberals get off to a shocker of a start

The Liberals have got off to a shocker of a start. But that means only one thing – things will get better. And still over four weeks to go.

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Four Corners: we stand by our story

Wendy Carlisle, of the ABC’s Four Corners responds to Crikey’s Bernard Keane. Facts weren’t cherry picked and ignored in the “Lethal Miscalculation” story.

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VIDEO: Keane and Quiggin preview the Budget

Bernard Keane and John Quiggin discuss the 2010 Federal Budget pre-lockup. Will there be any frills to find in this year’s Budget?

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First Dog in the bosom of Democracy

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It’s the “Hound about Town” Crikey’s new gossip column

Click here to live large like the Crikey Crew at their fancy party!

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Dust off your Smiths albums, it’s 1988 and the Australia Card all over again!

Stock up on the ammo and canned food! Bernard Keane’s conspiracy theories on electoral reforms are flat out wrong, says Peter Brent.

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The Crikey Budget Liveblog

From 7pm tonight, join Crikey’s all star Budget team — John Quiggin, Chris Berg, Eva Cox, “Peter Costello”, Bernard Keane and First Dog on the Moon — for a discussion of Budget 09.

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