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Run, Abbott, run! Tony sacrifices dignity in House of Reps escape attempt

The spectacle of Tony Abbott attempting to flee the House of Representatives chamber this morning adds a particularly undignified note to the farce which the Craig Thomson affair has become.

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An opportunity to change the country for the better

Crikey readers have their say.

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ProbeWatch: 16 HSU investigations and counting

At a hastily convened presser last week, Craig Thomson made the observation that the amount of simultaneous investigations into his credit card usage could be getting a bit out of hand. No kidding.

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Far from a rotten government

Crikey readers have heir say.

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Brothel baron on Thomson: ‘I think it’s bullshit’

Sydney’s brothel barons have cast serious doubt on the integrity of the former prostitute claiming to have had sex with Craig Thomson, writes Chris Seage, owner of Brothel Busters and a former consultant to the NSW sex industry.

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Thomson undefameable? … Reith to Go Back …

In today’s Media Briefs: is Craig Thomson now undefameable? … Front Page of the Day … The memo that ties Hunto To mUrdcoh’s BSkyB bid … Crikey publisher accepted into Press Council and more …

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It’s just not worth it, Craig

Craig Thomson is right about one thing: A Current Affair’s pursuit of a prostitute who claims she slept with the embattled MP seven years ago is most certainly “gutter journalism”.

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Guardian review … Leveson latest … C-Mail police probe …

In today’s Media Briefs: typo of the day … Front Page of the Day … Jeremy Paxman says Piers Morgan told him how to hack a phone … Police probe complaint against Courier-Mail and more …

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Will Gillard do a Downer?

Labor members will soon be imploring Julia Gillard to do what could best be described as an Alexander Downer.

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What a toxic media environment Australia has

Crikey readers have their say.

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Thomson could face jail if found in contempt (and he wouldn’t be the first)

The House of Representatives has the power to imprison for up to six months an individual found to be in contempt of Parliament by the privileges committee, and it’s a punishment they’ve doled out before, reports Scott Barnes.

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It’s all about Craig Thomson…

MP Craig Thomson has reached new heights in our weekly charts.

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Psychological torture as blood sport

Crikey readers have their say.

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Thomson: from politics into prime-time drama

Craig Thomson’s statement to parliament completed a moment long in the making, the transformation of politics into crime drama.

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St George Bank could decide MP Kelly’s future

Craig Kelly’s future in federal parliament could be decided by St George Bank following revelations aired in federal Parliament yesterday concerning the Hughes MP’s business affairs.

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With Thomson teetering, Gillard’s $1 pokies option remains live

Breaking the pokies promise reinforced the PM’s untrustworthiness and Wilkie went on to vote with the opposition on the question of suspending Thomson from Parliament.

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Hanson: TT reporter … AFR’s poor sport … News’ papers spin-off? …

id the absurd idea to have Pauline Hanson track down passport forgers and other naughty people in Asia on Today Tonight cost the program tens of thousands of viewers? From the ratings, the answer is yes. Plus other media news.

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The sad and sorry face of Australian democracy

Crikey readers have their say.

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Gillard’s many problems

It is difficult to think of what the government can do to get people interested in something other than the sideshows of politics. E

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Craig Thomson Day: how the pundits saw it

Crikey media wrap: Troubled MP Craig Thomson took to Parliament yesterday to finally address the slew of allegations that have been made against him. Here’s a look at how the commentariat viewed Craig Thomson Day.

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Thomson to parliament: FWA, HSU led a vendetta against me

Craig Thomson has finally broken his parliamentary silence on the extensive allegations against him.

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Sometimes a politician tells the truth

Irish Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte put aside his prepared speech when he addressed a group of 25 businessmen in the offices of Ernst and Young in Dublin on 11 April.

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Why a code of conduct won’t change Craig Thomson

A code of conduct will not make a person behave ethically, but a code of ethics might. Crikey speaks to an ethics expert.

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Parliamentarians and ethical principles

Last weekend Julia Gillard said she welcomed debate in Parliament on a code of conduct for members, the introduction of which she promised as part of an agreement with independents that allowed Labor to form government.

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Only one gig in town this week

There was really only one gig in town this week, according to our charts, headlined by Treasurer Wayne Swan.

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