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Media briefs: another bite … going Greek … clean sweep …

Will News Corp try and bid for the New York Daily News? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Isentia Index: Media focus on PM’s office remains intense as government sticks to security

Tony Abbott is still the most talked-about pollie in Australia, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Abbott fights the tender war, while xenophobes hover

Tony Abbott jokes about Russian submarines, but his war on foreign investment is very real.

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Essential: the Abbott goes deep underground edition

Tony Abbott has achieved new lows in his personal approval rating, including with Liberal voters, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Essential: Turnbull the pick to lead — but Liberal voters want Bishop

Today’s Essential Report shows Malcolm Turnbull is still the preferred leader of the Liberal Party, but Julie Bishop is closing in, while Tony Abbott flounders.

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Laugh and the world laughs with you — Abbott’s overseas knightmare

Freelance journalist Alan Austin takes a look at the world’s thigh-slapping reaction to Tony Abbott’s decision to knight Prince Phillip.

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Essential: voters overwhelmingly reject penalty rates cuts

Voters resoundingly denounce changes to penalty rates, while Bill Shorten surges ahead in politics of personality.

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Labor strips back to basics as Newman pledges big bucks

As Queensland Labor goes door-to-door in an attempt to fight off irrelevancy, News Corp struggles to drive a wedge between Newman and the toxic Abbott government.

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iSentia index: Tony Abbott reaches Rudd-like levels of media coverage in 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dominated media coverage this year, with his mention numbers nearly eclipsing Kevin Rudd’s at the heigh of his popularity.

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Essential: Abbott ends year with a collapse

The Prime Minister has plumbed new depths in approval as voters sour on the economy, their own circumstances and politics in general, Essential’s latest report shows.

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Tips and rumours

Politicians actually say nice things … what do we know about the new High Court Justice? … senators’ holidays on hold …

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Essential: you haven’t kept faith with us, PM

Voters reject the Prime Minister’s contention that he has “fundamentally kept faith” with them, and see more positive attributes in the Opposition Leader, today’s Essential Report shows.

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The ABC is an essential service to the bush

Crikey readers share their opinions on ABC cuts, Bill Shorten’s vision for Australia and other issues of the day.

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Shorten’s higher ground proves elusive

With a chance to convey his vision for Australia in a set-piece speech, Bill Shorten failed to deliver.

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Don’t go looking to Labor for opposition on data retention

Crikey users have their say on national security and the ABC debate.

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Turnbull outshines ‘em all in Gough tributes, and is Bishop heir to Abbott’s throne?

The death of Gough Whitlam enabled some comparisons to a giant of Australian politics. Some measured up better than others.

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Poll Bludger: Abbott’s ‘shirt-fronting’ machismo pleases men and women

Tony Abbott’s personal approval ratings have been enjoying a boost ever since international conflicts distracted from domestic issues. Interestingly, both men and women have bought the tough-guy shtick.

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Essential: Abbott gains ground, and what do voters think about wealth?

The Coalition and Tony Abbott re gaining ground with voters on the back of national security, but so far the gains have come from the minor parties.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: pssst, Labor, even racists are on Facebook

Labor used to “get” the internet more than the Coalition did. But now its social media presence is full of nice feels, while in parliament it votes for bombings and mass imprisonment.

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iSentia index: terrorism, asylum seekers and George Clooney’s wedding

The marriage of the world’s (formerly) most eligible bachelor was light relief in a week of grim news.

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Abbott’s (and Shorten’s) lies lead Australia to a sinister place

The government has based its extensions of national security powers, and its involvement in Iraq, on lies. And they will damage us like the previous Iraq war damaged us.

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Poll Bludger: war is good business for the Greens

As Labor falls in line with the Coalition on Iraq, the Greens pick up support among doves.

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Do we really need submarines?

Crikey readers have their say on the return to Iraq, submarines and a technicality of premiership.

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Shorten puts on the union schtick for ASC workers, but he doesn’t pull it off

Bill Shorten tried to gee up workers at South Australia’s ASC, but it was a few soundbites with little substance, writes InDaily political reporter Tom Richardson.

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Essential: voters disapprove of Iraq venture, and it’s not helping Abbott

Voters narrowly oppose intervention in Iraq, and the focus on security and international matters isn’t helping the Abbott government, today’s Essential Report shows.

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