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The warriors and whingers muse at Sydney scribe fest

Walking into Kevin Rudd’s interview with Bob Katter at the Sydney Writers’ Festival yesterday afternoon, I was a little confused.

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Mayne: ASX missing in action on Packer’s pay-TV sale

For a media proprietor, James Packer is one of the least communicative public company leaders in Australia.

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Poll Bludger: Labor’s woes and its effect on a Senate election

Following the Queensland election result and yet another downturn for federal Labor in the polls, there has been talk lately about the likely make-up of the Senate should the Coalition win next year’s election in a landslide.

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Many of Bob Katter’s army are on the money

Up against cumbersome major parties, Bob Katter’s Australian Party has fielded a better-than-expected group of candidates, writes Jane Goodall at Inside Story. But Bob has done the damage.

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Whatcha gonna do when Katter comes for you?

A new video from Katter’s Australia party today showing Bob Katter on a bus with all his candidates before engaging in some kind of dance party with a bunch of young break dancers as Bad Boys plays. No we don’t quite understand what it means either.

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Behind the seams: Lock the Gate unites cockies, blockies, croppers and greenies

The Lock the Gate movement is an alliance between progressives and conservatives, left and right, city and country, farmers and environmentalists. Activist Drew Hutton explains why.

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Why Afghanistan is an astounding failure.

Crikey readers have their say.

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ABC Radio presenter, the voice of Katter hate ad, stood down

A currently-serving ABC Radio presenter voiced the notorious Bob Katter Australian Party attack ad roundly condemned by all sides of politics and has been stood down by the broadcaster.

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A Crikey Queensland election tipping comp!

Crikey is offering two ways to test your political skills with Queensland election contests.

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Spending the Packer money

I wonder if this is the kind of message James Packer expected to be promoting?

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Behind the Seams: cockies, blockies, croppers and greenies — a movement emerges

The alliance of farmers and greenies has already chalked up some good wins with its policy of keeping resource activity away from inappropriate areas, writes Drew Hutton, Friends of the Earth spokesperson and Lock the Gate Alliance president.

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Sparkies blow fuse over Katter backing

The war of words in the upper echelons of the Electrical Trades Union has jacked up a notch, with Communication, Electrical & Plumbing Union chief Peter Tighe declaring war on Victorian rival Dean Mighell’s support for Bob Katter’s Australia Party.

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Behind the seams: Bob Katter & Larissa Waters sing from same song sheet

FAQ Research’s Dr Mark Bahnisch interviewed Bob Katter MP, federal Member for Kennedy and leader of Katter’s Australian Party and Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters at the February 20 Jondaryan Big Day Out protest against coal seam gas and coal mining on prime agricultural land.

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Greens call for Qld Police Minister to explain Arrow Energy rent-a-cops

Greens Senator Larissa Waters has written to Queensland Police Minister Neil Roberts to demand an explanation after multinational miner Arrow Energy paid “rent-a-cops” to act as private security at a coal seam gas protest.

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Poorly managed reef, CSG plant to hurt Labor’s chances?

It is assumed philosophically by governments that preserving the environment always comes at an economic cost and the carbon tax provides no better example, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

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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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Socialism returns to Australian politics

It’s been a while since we’ve had a political party advocating increased public ownership of the means of production.

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Bob Katter is a lot of things, but he’s not a racist

Bob Katter is a lot of things. But despite white supremacists trying to claim him in an email campaign, he’s not a racist. Anthony Galloway, a reporter at The Northern Miner, writes from Charters Towers.

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Queensland election a tale of two campaigns

The LNP should be worried — now — that there’s talk around of Campbell Newman having a fallback strategy of forcing a byelection somewhere if his party wins, but he loses, writes Mark Bahnisch of Larvatus Prodeo.

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Poll Bludger: double whammy for major parties in Qld

Under normal circumstances, the only point at issue in the upcoming Queensland election would be the precise scale of the impending conservative landslide.

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Qld poll: Greens, Katter, indies the shape of things to come

Anna Bligh is expected to take Queensland back to the polls within weeks. In the third of a series of reports from Larvatus Prodeo, Mark Bahnisch looks at the impact of the independents and third parties.

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It’s a tall order for Labor to stand tall in Queensland poll

Queensland will be at the polls within weeks, with Labor facing a resurgent LNP under Campbell Newman. In the second of a series of reports from Mark Bahnisch, what are Anna Bligh’s chances?

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Make it a real conscience vote

One thing that most elected politicians really dislike is fair dinkum democracy. When they talk about “a conscience vote” they certainly do not mean that your opinion and mine should decide an issue.

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Who killed economic reform? Maybe we all did

There’s plenty of blame to go around for the death of the economic reform project. But was popular resentment of its impacts the ultimate killer?

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A gun example

Labor learned one thing from the defeat of Barrie Unsworth’s government all those years ago — it is not the opinions of a sensible majority that matters on election day but the militant minority who feel strongly about an issue.

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