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Abetz pulls a Bernardi and goes off-script

Among all the Liberal own goals last week, William Bowe nominates Senator Abetz for worst-on-ground for his unforced error through the minefield of abortion.

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Tips and rumours

Privatising the Future Fund … Where are the Fairfax papers? … Solar panels and firearms …

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How Bolt is setting the Liberal agenda

Andrew Bolt’s policy objectives line up neatly with the Liberal Party’s.

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Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: spite and payback edition

It’s payback time, as Australia’s politicians and commentators set about being mean-spirited and spiteful. In response, our writer decides to come over all Marxist.

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Media briefs: Media Watch EP … Cory v tyranny … vale Sharon …

The ABC’s Media Watch has a new executive producer. That and other media tidbits.

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Welcome to Elysium

Crikey readers talk Cory Bernardi, the “gold standard” of families and asylum seekers.

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Tips and rumours

How super funds check your pulse … which mayor’s fiancee dresses in newspaper? … let’s hear it for monashit.edu.au …

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Cory’s hit-list: Bernardi’s colleagues who don’t make the grade

Cory Bernardi reckons “traditional families” are best and should be restored to their “prime position” in society. Crikey reveals the Liberal MPs who don’t fit Bernardi’s “gold standard”.

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iSentia index: Bernardi riles ‘em up during sleepy time of year

A Liberal Party backbencher has dominated media coverage in the first week of 2014.

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At home with Cory Bernardi

Crikey readers talk consular compassion (or lack thereof) and envision dinner chez Bernardi.

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Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: vale EJ Howard … 2013 or 1913? … Bernardi busted …

Columnists give thanks for Cory Bernardi — at least he can always be counted upon to say something offensive.

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Picking on Bernardi unbecoming (or perhaps he’s an arsehat)

Crikey readers talk the pros and cons of picking on Cory Bernardi and an exciting Tasmanian data project that has great potential.

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Why Adelaide is my euthanasia clinic HQ (despite Bernardi)

The euthanasia campaigner explains why he’s just set up the Exit International HQ in Adelaide — despite opposition from Cory Bernardi’s wife, a local councillor.

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Tips and rumours

Read all about Cory Bernardi’s new books … Campbell Newman pals up with bikies … Sydney burbs becoming ghettoes as landlords cash in …

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Media briefs: Fairfax sorry for Bernardi … Rundle on Coulter outrage …

Fairfax bites the bullet and apologises to Cory Bernardi, and other media news of the day.

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Tips and rumours

So just who is heading up the Libs’ Senate ticket in SA? … proof that Tory spinner loves Kevin07 … why RN needs a revolution …

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Bernardi leaps to the defence of Alan Jones

Troubled Senator Cory Bernardi has painted himself and broadcaster Alan Jones as victims of the left, and styled himself as a defender of free speech, in a video posted to YouTube.

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Marriage equality task easier with likes of Cory around

Same-sex marriage advocates are extremely lucky that their opponents are as utterly obsessive and neurotic as their American counterparts. Cory Bernardi helps the cause.

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Opposition’s fiscal fury, distracted by Cory, will have to wait

The opposition has been trying to switch its focus to the budget, but events have conspired against it. Cory Bernardi’s homophobia put the spotlight back on Tony Abbott’s social views.

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Video of the Day: tribute to Cory Bernardi

Common sense lives here! That’s the motto of the YouTube channel of conservative Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi, whose comments linking bestiality and gay marriage saw him dumped as Parliamentary Secretary yesterday. One of his finest televisionary episodes comes from July, in which he seamlessly links the Olympics with boat people. If you want more Cory, […]

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Why Cory Bernardi finally had to go

Right-wing Senator Cory Bernardi has at last gone too far even for Tony Abbott and lost his position on the Coalition frontbench, as Crikey’s Bernard Keane and Sally-Anne Curtain report.

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Hockey stands aside from Islamophobia campaign

Scott Morrison’s attempt to exploit the funerals of the Christmas Island victims forms part of a series of attacks on Muslims from sections of the Liberal Party.

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Campaign Crikey Leftovers: Smith on population and Rupert’s ‘evil’ … Thomson leaflet watch … trawling Barker’s Facebook

Dick Smith’s amusing News rant. Small Australia advocate Dick Smith’s call for a Frank Bainimarama-style ejection of News Limited from Australia is worth re-hashing in full. Yesterday on Helen Dalley’s Sky News show, the gadgets millionaire went on the warpath, claiming that The Australian had become so wedded to the big end of town’s cheap […]

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Bernardi: Malcolm misled us

There’s no partyroom secrets when Cory Bernardi’s on tour, as he gives the US Heartland Institute the good oil on Malcolm Turnbull’s many faults and how he personally saved Australia from an ETS.

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Atheists and conservatives hide behind the veil

Calls to ban the burqa come from both the conservative and liberal sides of the fence. But a possible ban has nothing to do with women’s liberation and everything to do with defending the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions, writes Jacinda Woodhead.

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