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Tips and rumours

Who’s going to war? … Twitter marketing set to confuse … Take a leaf out of our book …

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Power down south: the 10 people who’ll decide Tasmania’s election

As Tasmanians prepare to vote in the state election on March 15, Crikey names the most powerful people behind the scenes — the svengalis, staffers, journalists and businesspeople running the apple isle.

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Bob Brown on the Greens’ preference deals

Crikey readers have their say on the Julia Gillard interviews, the US shutdown and Greens preferences in the senate.

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Brown’s Rwanda rejection no surprise in a country far from free

Bob Brown had his visa rejected for a trip to Rwanda, where political intimidation is still worryingly frequent. Shant Fabricatorian, a journalist who spent five months in the country last year, reports.

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Bob Brown: why I’m leading the Sea Shepherd to the Kimberley

Bob Brown is leading a Sea Shepherd mission to the ocean off the Kimberley, protesting a planned mega-gas hub on the grounds it would damage indigenous culture and a humpback whale nursery.

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Rundle: Labor’s genius war … cunning plan or just madness?

A week in and the Labor Party’s genius war against the Greens has gone exactly as could be predicted, i.e. it’s a total shambles and something of an own goal.

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Life after Bob: Greens cleavage exposed by NSW preselections

A NSW Greens factional divide reminiscent of the ALP-DLP split has spilled into the open following an acrimonious weekend pre-selection that saw Cate Faehrmann elected as the party’s NSW Senate candidate.

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Bile Green is the mainstream media’s preferred shade of self-colouring

Crikey readers have their say.

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Greens will survive the Brown-out

There’s something cruelly ironic about the departure of Bob Brown.

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Milne’s Greens ascension is good news for Labor

Crikey readers have their say.

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Labor’s false hopes about the Greens

So the ALP is hoping that the retirement of Bob Brown as parliamentary leader of the Greens will give them the chance to claw back votes from those nasty lefties.

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Wielding power in Canberra, a how-to

Today Bernard Keane kicks off his series on the nature of power in Canberra, and who wields it, for The Power Index.

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Milne steals the Greens spotlight

Crikey media wrap: Greens figurehead Bob Brown may have resigned on Friday but the weekend’s media has been dominated by Christine Milne asserting herself as the new leader of the Greens.

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Brown: our most successful third-party pollie

Bob Brown ends his long and successful parliamentary career with the Greens at the peak of their power. Christine Milne has been handed awesome responsibility.

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Qld election: can greenies and farmers unite on CSG?

There has been a call for the Greens and Bob Katter’s Australian Party to swap preferences at the Queensland election, writes Anthony Galloway, a reporter at The Northern Miner in Charters Towers.

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Bob Brown and Gillard’s ‘sexist’ commentary

Greens leader Bob Brown has accused male commentators of making sexist criticisms about the Prime Minister. But what about these commentators? asks Richard Farmer.

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Essential: both leaders end the year on the nose

Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott end the political year as deeply unpopular leaders, losing the faith of even more voters.

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THE POWER INDEX | COMPANIES|

Eight of the best power grabs of 2011

The past year has provided a smorgasbord of power snatching opportunities for those looking to increase their influence. Tom Cowie examines the eight most important ones in Australia.

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Carbon tax passes but blood pledge remains

Crikey media wrap: It’s taken years of debates, discussion papers and fallen leaders, but yesterday the senate passed Australia’s first carbon legislation.

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The little carbon tax that could

Now that wasn’t that hard, was it?

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Abbott’s gory pledge would be a legal bloodbath

Tont Abbott’s hyperbole has certainly attracted the headlines, but it betrays a curious tactic, writes Fergus Green, a lawyer and policy analyst specialising in climate change.

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Beecher: logical for government to fund media diversity

There is no democratic or economic rationale to support suggestions that News Limited should be forced to divest any of its Australian newspapers.

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Rundle: why the Right has become frantic about the Greens

Though many rural people still find it culturally and psychologically impossible to get close to the Greens as a party, they are increasingly happy to have them float the measures they would like to see occur

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Nothing you need to know, apparently

Last night Julia Gillard paid a visit to an annual News Limited gathering in Sydney.

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The difference between need for News inquiries in UK v Oz

There are inconsistencies in the many and varied calls for inquiries into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

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