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Fiscal fools: give us a break on the budget BS, Joe

Joe Hockey’s pre-budget spinning has veered into outright falsehoods as he attempts to claim Labor has boobytrapped the budget. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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Essential: we think we’re highly taxed; Labor claws back voter esteem

Australians believe they’re highly taxed compared internationally, and that it’s getting worse, today’s Essential Report finds.

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Survey: cabinet really is a private school boys’ club

Watch out when the government talks education funding reform; a Crikey survey by Dylan Barber finds 82% of the cabinet went to private schools. See which minister had the most expensive education …

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Memo to Chris Pyne: Gonski is not going anywhere

Are Labor’s Gonski school reforms (and funding increases) really in jeopardy from an Abbott government? Probably not, writes education expert Bronwyn Hinz.

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Labor’s launch illustrates its dilemma of ‘vision’

Kevin Rudd’s modest but realistic campaign launch reveals the problems of a party that has had its “big picture” nullified by its opponents.

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Confused by Coalition on Gonski? Let Tony and Chris explain …

Don’t blame yourself for being confused by the Coalition’s education policy — it’s been a strange journey. Crikey lets Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne explain it for themselves …

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Labor’s legislative to-do list is long, and may get longer yet

Labor still has much to do on the legislative front as it heads into the last two sitting weeks of this term. Farz Edraki takes a look at what’s left on the legislative plate.

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