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Poll Bludger: Palmer riding high as Abbott continues to dive

Latest polls show Labor well ahead while growing support emerges for Palmer United.

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Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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Rundle: Clive runs riot as Abbott holds his breath

This was meant to be the Abbott government’s fortnight of triumph, repealing carbon tax and mining tax hand-in-hand with the newbie senators. But Palmer had other ideas …

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iSentia Index: Palmer rules broadcast as Senate wrangling dominates coverage

Clive Palmer and his rag-tag bunch of senators have got people talking across all forms of media.

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Palmer’s pointless red tape hands banks a big win on FOFA

On the day the financial services inquiry is flagging the high cost of vertically integrated wealth management, Clive Palmer looks set to help the government gut consumer protections.

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Coalition’s week of triumph ends in debacle and dismay

This week’s Senate debacle demonstrates the need for the Abbott government to dramatically lift its games — but can it?

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Media briefs: unhatched chickens … Fairfax un-frozen … anonymous ads …

The new senate isn’t very good for print deadlines. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Palmer out-Abbotts Abbott to complicate carbon price repeal

Clive Palmer’s profound inconsistency resembles Tony Abbott’s opposition tactics — and it’s making life miserable for the government.

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iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

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Rundle: a buzz of black and yellow as newbies take their seats

The Gillard government’s signature piece of policy, the carbon tax, has been quietly prepared for execution — as Clive upstaged his own senators.

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‘Perpetual-motion Palmer’ leaves government in turmoil

The Abbott government is in trouble. So does it wait for Clive Palmer to burn out, or the PUP to break up — or rethink its key messages?

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Media briefs: escalators of decline (pt 3) … territorial borders … Holden on the Oz

Guy Rundle’s ever-watchful eye on the outpourings at Surry Hills. And other media tidbits of the day …

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In the battle of renewables v traditional generators, winner will take all

Will we ever move on the Renewable Energy Target? Both sides of the debate will fight to the death — and there will only be one winner.

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Just blame Clive

Crikey readers have their say on Clive Palmer’s senators and the problem with Thursday night footy.

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iSentia index: with fancy footwork, Clive outshines them all

Clive Palmer certainly knows how to keep his name in the paper.

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Tips and rumours

Janet Albrechtsen appointed to role at ABC, SBS … Team Credlin scotches journo Rohan Wenn … truth about financial planners …

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Meeting Elvis, Palmersaurus and the Purple People Eater: a photo essay

Our tipster finds a few familiar reptiles at weekend’s Fairfax Festival, held by Clive Palmer at his Sunshine Coast resort.

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Maverick or political dinosaur? A weekend with Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer was in fine form at his Fairfax Festival Weekend, spouting folksy wisdom and avoiding tricky questions. Freelance journalist James Rose was there to experience the madness.

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Fairfax gets it wrong on climate

Clive Palmer has saved the carbon price, said Fairfax! Except no, he hasn’t. How did Fairfax get it so wrong?

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Tips and rumours

When Clive funds himself, is it tax deductible? … credit card glitch … bus passenger gets urine remark …

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The politics: Palmer delivers a big win for climate denialists

Ignore the theatrics: Clive Palmer has handed the government a big win in its efforts to dump effective climate action.

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Inside Clive’s conversion: how the coal baron met the climate crusader

It was a bromance no one expected. Here’s the story on how Clive Palmer came to cross paths with Al Gore.

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Media briefs: carbon copy … Murdoch’s win … Sawyer signs off …

Only one major daily in Australia had no mention of Clive Palmer’s climate change bombshell on its front page this morning. Guess which one? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Who’s getting the boot in Parliament? Did Clive meet the caped crusader? Plus more on racist sheep.

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Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

Clive Palmer dropped a bombshell on climate policy tonight. He’s a fair bit greener — and Tony Abbott will be fuming. Crikey explains what just happened.

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