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Adelaide’s quiet powerbrokers: the people who’ll decide SA’s election

South Australia is in flux. Labor will lose power; the mining boom is ending; Holden is leaving. There’s a new coterie of power players making their mark. Here’s who you should keep an eye on.

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Labor ‘fatally wounded’ ahead of SA election in Farrell fracas

An extraordinary morning in SA politics has crippled the Labor government ahead of the March state election. InDaily editor David Washington explains what happened.

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Shorten likely to win Labor leadership, but Albo could be a contender

Federal Labor MPs are mulling their next leader. Bill Shorten, on current numbers, might appear to be in the pole position but the reality is more complex.

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Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage … and the new mental health minister

ALP Senator Jacinta Collins has had a meteoric rise into Rudd’s new cabinet. Who is she — and will her intense social conservatism raise serious questions about her capacity to function as Mental Health Minister?

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Tips and rumours

Our twin science ministers … naughty insurer to be investigated … memo from O’Farrell …

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Sentia Media index: McKew and Jasper boost Rudd’s profile

Kevin Rudd is stalking the leaders in media mentions, thanks in part to the death of a beloved pet, writes Sentia Media’s John Chalmers.

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Penny’s loss is the SDA’s gain: how Wong got rolled

The Labor Left is furious that Finance Minister Penny Wong has been placed behind Don Farrell on the South Australian ticket. Why was she overlooked in favour of a ‘faceless man’?

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Kroger joins call to ban political donations … it’s prawns, Moet and satire for yachties …

They call him ‘the Pope’, Don Farrell is number six on our list of Political Fixers. Also Michael Yabsley gets the backing of Liberal Party grandee Michael Kroger over banning political donations, it’s prawns, Moet and satire for the yachties at Hamilton and Phil Green’s chance to give back.

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Coup anniversary: where are they now?

Paul Barry and Matthew Knott look back at the main players in the Night of the Long Knives: where are they now?

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Rudd’s downfall: his own handiwork, and years in the making

Kevin Rudd’s alienation of his colleagues and factional powerbrokers was so great that the end of his popularity meant the end of his prime ministership. Telling backbenchers “I don’t give a fuck what you fuckers think,” probably wasn’t the best start, write Bernard Keane and Paul Barry.

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The Oz’s gay marriage trojan horse

Progressive Labor forces are wondering whether The Australian has been anointed as the 105th member of federal caucus after an extraordinary front-page salvo this week left Julia Gillard and Simon Crean looking like dills.

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The Oz and the WikiLeaks crumbs: no news in Farrell’s musings

Scooped by Fairfax, The Australian has been alternately downplaying the WikiLeaks Australian cables, attacking Phillip Dorling, criticising Fairfax for failing to release the cables and, once Fairfax obliged by screen-dumping dozens of cables on its website, cut-and-pasting them and feeding off the crumbs.

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Keane: the good and very bad of the Gillard line-up

There are some worthy promotees in the first proper Gillard Ministry, but the plotters have been rewarded.

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Getting to know the Senate

Maiden speeches from our new Senators…

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