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Farewell Kevin Rudd: a sensitive enigma touched by revenge

Kevin Rudd dropped his bombshell in Parliament at 8.30pm last night. Our reporter was in a bar nearby when the text messages landed — signalling the end for one of our more enigmatic and controversial pollies. This is how the day unfolded.

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Parliamentary poet Judi Moylan on being a political terrorist

Retired Liberal backbencher Judi Moylan talks to Crikey about why she crossed the floor on single parent payments, the asylum seeker debate and how an “accidental MP” like her can make a difference.

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Rundle mythbusts Abbott’s victory

It was a landslide! Tony Abbott has a mandate! The result was a repudiation of Labor’s dysfunction! Wrong, wrong and wrong. Crikey takes you through why Abbott’s victory is not what you think.

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Abbott: from ‘unelectable’ to Australia’s 28th prime minister

Tony Abbott’s path to the Lodge has been characterised by aggression, but also a willingness to abandon the ideological and personal issues that once had him labelled “unelectable”.

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Preference count: the fine art of shafting one’s coalition partner

Labor and the Liberals are considering a preference deal to shut out their junior coalition partners. The parties need to decide: who is the real enemy here?

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About last night

Crikey readers have their say on the leadership spill and the end of Julia Gillard.

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Poll Bludger: don’t believe polls — everyone still hates Labor

Expect highly volatile polling results in the next few weeks, but when things calm down, Rudd’s numbers will probably not be as good as they currently are.

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Order in the House: bush MPs lost in the political wilderness

It’s time to stop beating around the bush. Our analysis finds country MPs are much less likely to occupy positions of power in Parliament than their city-slicker cousins — even accounting for population differences. Bond University journalism students Leilani Gaze and Adam Braksator explain.

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Order in the House: rural MPs getting a raw deal?

Bond University journalism students Leilani Gaze and Adam Braksator ask: are rural Australians not represented enough in Parliament?

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Order in the House: which woman would ‘go into politics now?’

Women comprise 25% of MPs in the House of Representatives. Bond University journalism student Stephanie Cogno-Maglieri asks: is there any difference in performance? And which woman would want to go into politics given recent events?

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Buckets of ink on what’s wrong with Labor

Every publisher in the country is releasing at least one political book this year, and although they vary in style, there‚Äôs really only one overarching theme: “What the F-ck is Wrong with the Labor Party?”

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Order in the House: online, and on message

Our MPs who use Facebook and Twitter are more productive and more engaged with locals than their offline counterparts, analysis by Bond University journalism students Krystal Etherington and Silje Remme suggests. They fire up their iPhones to find out which pollies get social media.

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Tweet, tweet! A visual representation of MPs’ social media use

Which MPs are active on Facebook and Twitter? And what do they have to say on social media? Bond University students Krystal Etherington and Silje Remme fire up their laptops and take a look at our pollies online.

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Bombs away on defeating the surveillance state

Crikey readers vent their spleens about asylum seekers, the Outdoor Recreation Party and civil disobedience in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal.

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Parties prevaricate on asylum seekers … and boats keep coming

Labor and the Liberals both have asylum seeker policies designed around fear, not results. Immigration experts John Menadue and Arja Keski-Nummi ask: where is the voice for decency?

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The Power Index: election deciders, campaign directors #1

Crikey has been counting down the most powerful people in the fight for the 2013 federal election. Here’s our number one: the campaign directors. Who are these people, and what tack are they taking in 2013?

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A visual breakdown of question time

Indigenous people are underrepresented in the House of Representatives — could this be why just three out of every 1000 questions in question time related to indigenous issues? Bond University journalism student Tan Li Jun Sheena has created this infographic.

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The Power Index: election deciders, the fixers at #2

Our top pollies’ chiefs of staff Ben Hubbard and Peta Credlin are invaluable to their respective leaders, sending their troops into battle, calming hot tempers and negotiating back-room deals. The Power Index finds out what makes these political powerbrokers tick.

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Order in the House: the who, what and why of question time

Order, order! Bond University students dust off Hansard and discover who is asking what during parliament’s question time. The number one topic might not surprise you — but why is no one asking about indigenous affairs?

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The Power Index: election deciders, the spinners at #3

The election is roughly 100 days away, and the parties’ spinners are fired up — planting stories, shilling images, shaping the message and the nightly news. These wily party types massage the message and try to get their candidate’s face on TV — for all the right reasons. But do Gillard and Abbott have the best spinners in place?

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The media are going big on predicting the end of the Gillard government. Plus other political views noted along the way.

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Detention centres a government responsibility

Crikey readers have their say on Serco, how to vote and whether the alcohol industry is invited to tea.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Yawn. No sign yet of any kind of Labor revival before September’s election. Plus other political views noted along the way.

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Order in the House: the rising stars, our most vocal MPs

Which of our politicians stick their necks out in question time? And which ones hold court on issues near to their hearts? Bond journalism students Elin Joensson and Douglas Robichaud find out.

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The extraordinary feat of a byelection-free Parliament

Why haven’t any Australian MPs resigned since the last election? The country’s first uninterrupted Parliament in 62 years has defied all expectations. These days, MPs just won’t die.

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