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The world is cooling, Abbott’s biz adviser insists. Bunkum

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Tony Abbott’s business guru Maurice Newman is still convinced the world is cooling. Here’s some facts to add to his case.

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Essential: support for curbs on political ads, voters down on Palmer

Voters strongly support caps on political advertising spending, today’s Essential Report shows, and they’re not enthusiastic about Clive Palmer having the Senate balance of power.

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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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The good, the bad and the ugly of the WA Senate re-run

The WA senate byelection on the weekend has produced three very different, and symbolic, examples of current trends in Australian politics. Some of it is good, but much of it is ugly politicking.

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Clown prince: how Clive Palmer bought himself a WA media frenzy

Palmer’s spent half a million on ads. And for those who don’t watch ads, he’s spent weeks playing the buffoon, earning him more coverage than any other party running on Saturday, write Myriam Robin and Ania Dutka.

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Palmer, Ludlam … and pot? Who can win the Senate in the wild west

The recall Western Australian Senate election is effectively a race for three seats — and Clive Palmer will probably decide it one way or another. Crikey’s polling analyst previews the race.

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Tips and rumours

Gold oysters at MONA wedding … Billabong founder in subdivision barney … Clive Palmer infiltrates Newman publication …

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Clive’s plane mystery deepens … how to stop telemarketers … God enters Tas election campaign, but on which side? …

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Who’s next in artists’ Transfield boycott? … Clive Palmer’s planely wrong … Chris Kenny ‘not after money’ v ABC? …

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‘No path to privatisation’? Spectre of NBN float raises hopes — and hackles

Legislation prevents the NBN from being sold for some time, but plenty of bankers want to get their hands on it sooner. The Greens and Labor say it should remain in public hands — what does Clive Palmer think?

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Abbott’s Closing the Gap speech might be the high point of the year

Tony Abbott’s Closing the Gap speech was one of the best of recent times, but he will have nowhere to hide if results do not improve.

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Political donations: how Labor got crushed by the Liberal money machine

New political donation data shows how generous donors were to the Liberal Party as it closed in on victory. But we have to wait for the donations that came once Kevin Rudd returned (briefly) to power.

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Tips and rumours

Clive’s News Corp access … DFAT cricket clash … trouble over Vic Twitter mole …

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Winkler, Creasy, Palmer, the Kirbys: Rich Listers to watch in 2014

Who are the Rich Listers set to win biggest in 2014? SmartCompany looks at four Australian executives (and one pollie) expected to really rake it in.

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Crikey Awards: your pick for the best (and worst) person of the year

Crikey readers have spoken. We have your Person of the Year and Arsehat of the Year. Plus which silver fox got your nod for sexiest male pollie?

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ALP candidate ‘self-medicates’ at election party? … Lavish Austrade tour … grumbles over Clive Palmer’s resort …

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Clive shows world leaders his dinosaurs (and discusses world peace)

Coolum’s king, billionaire Clive Palmer, hosted world heavyweights at a Club de Madrid meeting on the Sunshine Coast over the weekend. Freelance journalist James Rose went along.

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Media briefs: Van Tigg v Hendo … Oz departures … Mal’s farewell …

It’s John van Tiggelen v Gerard Henderson in an e-stoush worth reading. Plus other media snippets of the day.

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Clive, Cathy and the newbies: maiden speeches from our new MPs

Clive Palmer, Cathy McGowan and four other MPs stood in federal Parliament yesterday to give their maiden speeches. Crikey intern Tim Oliver captures the best of the rhetoric …

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The Palmer precedent — but his senators are not bound by it

Clive Palmer has chosen to not vote on matters that could be perceived as being in his interest. But ACIL Allen governance expert Stephen Bartos points out it is not the man himself who matters,but his senators, who hold the real power.

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Tips and rumours

ABC talent heads for the door before promotion? … bikies don pink onesies in Newman protest … which ministers enjoy a ciggie on parliamentary grounds? …

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iSentia index: all eyes and ears on Queensland

Clive Palmer and Queensland premier Campbell Newman rocketed to the top of the charts thanks to an election win and new anti-bikie laws.

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Tips and rumours

AEC chief’s previous career in immigration … Tom Waterhouse spotted … did someone smash glasses at News awards? …

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How Julian Assange could become a WA senator

The High Court is almost certainly going to call for a fresh election in WA. That means a fresh set of candidates — and Julian Assange could have another tilt at the Senate.

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Rupert, Clive and Campbell in the Arkansas of the world

There’s Rupert Murdoch, Clive Palmer and Campbell Newman: mildly sinister, certainly absurd. It’s an Australian political implosion, and there may be no turning back.

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