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Media briefs: one thing in common … Oz v Press Council part 857 … In from the cold …

The Age has had a mortifying morning after mixing up Waleed Aly and Nazeem Hussain. And other media tidbits of the day.

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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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Media inquiry: Disney calls for Press Council funding to be doubled

The federal government’s print media inquiry concluded on Friday with a wide-ranging discussion about possible sanctions for breaching Press Council standards, including the imposition of fines or compensation payments of up to $40,000.

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Flint: My experience with the real Tony

The camera doesn’t capture Tony Abbott’s true charm, says David Flint. Abbott’s an intellectual with a common touch, not the aggressive barbarian depicted in the media.

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Despite two Fs and a J, Wills just won’t get the top job

William for king, William for governor-general: it just won’t happen — and it just shouldn’t, says Barry Everingham: the monarchy has no place in contemporary Australia.

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Monarchist v Monarchist: a battle royale

The gloves are off and a battle royal is sizzling away between Australia’s monarchists, writes Barry Everingham.

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Briefly Business: Morgan confidence, RBA Outlook, Octaviar, MFS, NAB

Yet another departure from Octaviar … MFS directors sued … Crentro’s struggle for survival … the unhealthy relationship between real estate valuers and developers … NAB’s profit.

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Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

The lunatics in the RBA asylum … Israel’s 60th birthday … David Flint and the Republic … party politics in NSW … Burmese prawns …

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The horrid and gritty truth about the Republic – An Essay

Nature abhors a vacuum…

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Flint: Don’t blame the Royal Family for Harry’s leak

By blaming the Royal Family for leaking the story that Prince Harry was serving at the front line, The Australian’s Mark Day has gone too far, writes David Flint.

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