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Crikey Clarifier: can Palmer claim Lambie’s seat for PUP?

Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party have called it quits, but will she be allowed to stay in the Senate as an independent? Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts investigates.

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Crikey Clarifier: why did Scott Morrison cancel asylum seeker applications from Indonesia?

In an effort by the Abbott government to stop people “jumping the queue”, it has made the queue intolerable. Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov reports.

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Crikey Clarifier: are the F-35s a bunch of white (flying) elephants?

Why are spending $12 billion on military planes with a history of faults? Andrew Davies, a senior defence analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, explains.

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Crikey Clarifier: we might have found MH370 — now what?

Kilometres above the likely wreckage, Australian seamen prepare to follow the sonar and find missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Crikey’s aviation expert explains what happens now.

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Crikey Clarifier: the knights (and dames) of the occasional table

Tony Abbott has revived knights and dames. We look at who will pick them and how, and examine who’s in line for the (new) top gong.

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Crikey Clarifier: what would happen if the US defaults?

US Republicans have edged a little closer to a deal with Barack Obama on the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. But what if that can’t meet the deadline? Crikey looks at the consequences.

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Crikey Clarifier: why is the EU carbon scheme hitting our budget?

Europe’s low carbon price hit Australia’s budget last week in a big way. Erwin Jackson from the Climate Institute explains why, and looks at what might happen next.

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Crikey Clarifier: why is the Great Barrier Reef in danger?

UNESCO has held off putting the Great Barrier Reef on its endangered list — for now. Crikey intern Sasha Petrova finds out why the reef’s in trouble and what the next steps are.

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Crikey Clarifier: the process of appointing a new GG

Australia’s next governor-general could be Peter Cosgrove or Angus Houston … but it’s not likely to be a radical or stirrer. With debate beginning in earnest, governance expert Stephen Bartos explains the process.

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Crikey Clarifier: why is Channel Nine deep in doo-doo?

So what’s actually going on at Channel Nine, the former money-making machine? And what’s at stake?

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Crikey Clarifier: wading through the Wild Rivers laws

The Wild Rivers Act has been a contentious topic since it was introduced in 2005. Opposition leader Tony Abbott wants it scrapped, but Queensland premier Anna Bligh is standing firm. Crikey intern Cat Wall gets to the facts.

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Will a fat tax for airline passengers work?

Will airlines be forced to charge excess baggage for beer guts, love handles and other bits on the cellulite-infused porkers? There’s no “fat controllers” yet, but how do we battle the bulge and the budget carrier?

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Crikey Clarifier: phone tapping

Following the News of the World phone-tapping controversy in the UK, Crikey questioned Private Investigator Warren Mallard on just how common phone tapping is, and how it’s done.

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