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Media briefs: TV in doldrums … republican fact-check … Bolt’s indigenous …

Hey, Australian commercial TV networks aren’t doing so badly after all, right? Wrong. Plus other media tidbits.

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Crikey Awards: your pick for the best (and worst) person of the year

Crikey readers have spoken. We have your Person of the Year and Arsehat of the Year. Plus which silver fox got your nod for sexiest male pollie?

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Racial vilification first on George Brandis’ chopping block

What do George Brandis’ amendments to the Racial Vilification Code signal? Shipra Chordia and Andrew Lynch of the University of NSW Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law look at his agenda at Inside Story.

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Rev the vote

Crikey readers talk about the debt ceiling — and they have a novel proposal for bikies.

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‘The stuff of nightmares’: when who you are becomes a crime

So crime is no longer about what you do, it’s about you you are and who you associate with. Law lecturer Gabrielle Appleby traces the history of such “preventative” laws and asks some tough questions.

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Tips and rumours

Rorts and favours at beauty mags … Oz rails against tweeting journos … were bikie laws used against drumming circle? …

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iSentia index: all eyes and ears on Queensland

Clive Palmer and Queensland premier Campbell Newman rocketed to the top of the charts thanks to an election win and new anti-bikie laws.

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iSentia index: everybody’s talking about politicians rorting

Bikie laws, Sonny Bill Williams and politicians forced to repay expense claims were the hot topics this week. And Tony Abbott came out on top.

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Abbott’s judiciary thought bubble

A big day in the High Court today, with two decisions set to cause waves. Both are potentially politically unpalatable decisions for Prime Minister Julia Gillard and South Australian Premier Mike Rann.

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