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From mensch to meshuggah: why Bob Carr turned on Israel

Bob Carr’s not the first politician to change his stance on Israel, but his previously warm relationship with the country makes his decision more notable.

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Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Australia’s first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

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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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Guess who’s coming to Bob Carr’s dinner?

Think Joe Tripodi and expelled former lands minister Tony Kelly are personae non gratae around the Labor traps in NSW? Think again …

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Up close and personal with Bob Carr for $150 a head, but don’t call it a fundraiser

A Sydney dinner to honour Bob Carr will inevitably gloss over the political black marks of the former NSW premier’s career. Luckily, NSW political correspondent Alex Mitchell is here to explain some of capricious Carr’s questionable history.

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The last ‘Trog’ standing leaves NSW Parliament

MP Richard Amery, the last of the factional overlords in NSW state parliament, will retire in March next year.

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Pyjamas, porridge and bursts of song: Carr another star for NSW last night

Bob Carr is not the sporty type — having scheduled his performance of his Diary of a Foreign Minister on the same night as the State of Origin. But it was a rousing, amusing, and dare we say inspiring night all the same.

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Tips and rumours

Who’ll win the pics of Packer v Gyngell fight? … Abbott’s Indon links … BCA goes secret …

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Tips and rumours

No love for Bob Carr from Lowy Institute … Qantas hosties on the clock … Frozen pensions fight to ease the budget burden … PUP man’s take on violence …

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iSentia index: the great disconnect edition

Are voters really turning against the Abbott government? The polls say yes, but there might be something bigger at play here.

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Media briefs: ABC apologies to Kenny … Carr brief … Oz on climate …

We’re loving Bob Carr’s memoir — but perhaps he was a touch longwinded? Plus other media tidbits.

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Saville’s Shout: Carr’s quest … trashing email … table for one …

Bob Carr’s diary has been rightly ridiculed, but it’s actually a cracking read. Plus how to make your office ever so much more efficient, and sad meals in sadder kitchens.

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Bob Carr the ‘authorised leaker’ and hypocrite

Bob Carr thinks it’s in the national interest to reveal the inner workings of diplomacy. Too bad he did nothing to help others seeking to do the same, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

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Media briefs: graphic borrowed … Palmer v News … Carr’s comfy …

News.com.au has a very familiar-looking graphic. Plus why News Corp is obsessed with Clive Palmer’s gut, and other media tidbits.

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Tips and rumours

Should Sir Obeid keep his OAM? … lean EBA for AAP … Bob Carr’s pajama fiasco …

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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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Debate revs up on bikie laws

Crikey readers debate Queensland’s new bikie laws, and no one will miss Bob Carr.

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Speak softly and don’t stuff up: Bob Carr’s legacy

As former foreign minister Bob Carr resigns from the Senate, we take a look at what he brought to the job.

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Shorten likely to win Labor leadership, but Albo could be a contender

Federal Labor MPs are mulling their next leader. Bill Shorten, on current numbers, might appear to be in the pole position but the reality is more complex.

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Support for Syrian missile strike could test Labor unity

The Labor Party takes a far more nuanced view of Syria than recent bellicose statements from the Foreign Minister would suggest.

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iSentia index: Abbott the king of news, talkback and social

Tony Abbott snared more media mentions than the Prime Minister, as Labor’s campaign loses steam.

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iSentia index: presidential-style politics with Abbott closing in

Tony Abbott got almost as much press as the Prime Minister this week, as the presidential-style campaign hits its stride.

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Carr v Bishop: business or diplomacy the foreign policy choice

Bob Carr debated Julie Bishop in a battle of foreign policy at the Lowy Institute last night. The differentiation came down to motivation: do you engage with the world for trade or diplomacy?

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Mid-term report card: Australia a US ‘puppet’ on the Security Council?

Australia has been on the UN Security Council for six months. Are we using the experience to make the world a better place — or just doing the US’ bidding? Crikey intern Fergus Hunter reports.

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iSentia index: Julia who? Rudd’s comeback complete

Kevin Rudd is top of the pops as he tries to end a Labor arrangement that allowed him to knife Julia Gillard and become Prime Minister.

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