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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Australia is in the top 20% of performers among OECD countries in terms of well-being, but the GFC has had a profound effect. Plus other political snippets of the day.

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Rape, misogyny and the triumph of the hypermasculine

Our horror at rape jokes and protestations of acceptance come about because our culture simultaneously affirms tolerance and equality, while expressing its identity through war and domination.

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PNG as deterrent will stop the boats

Crikey readers talk racism in Greece, Abbott’s asylum seeker plan and authorisation for sex and smut.

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Standing up for Nazis is not freedom of speech

Giving voice to an article promoting a party that wants to “turn immigrants into soap” and “make lampshades of their skin” is not a diversity of ideas. It’s violent hate speech.

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Through porous borders, a new world order flows

Turkey, Greece, Syria, Brazil, Afghanistan, Obama, Cameron, Assange … something is shifting, as borders of even first-tier nations become porous and action once off the table now is very much on.

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Greek tragedy: broadcaster shut down as crisis worsens

Remember Greece? We’ve heard a lot about Cyprus in recent times, but Greece is still a basket case and going from bad to worse.

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Dyer: as Cyprus goes, so goes the eurozone

Cyprus is in tatters following the disastrous bank bailout offer a few weeks ago and this week’s new economy-“saving” bailout. Is this the new face of the eurozone? And could the Cyprus crisis bring down the entire economy?

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How the great Cypriot bank heist could crash the eurozone

The Cypriot government’s idiotic decision to tax bank deposits could have a dangerous spillover effect in Greece and the rest of the eurozone, writes British political activist and commentator Kevin Ovenden.

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The new, tough, unprincipled, Labor Party

What was once the party of compassion and humanity has abandoned its principles and now boasts that anything you can do we can do tougher.

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The report into the Fair Work Act is a classic government report

Never set up an inquiry unless you know the outcome beforehand. That’s the standard advice from public servants to ministers.

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Prepare for a hot year in Oz

The US National Weather Service has joined Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology in pointing to an increased likelihood that an El Nino event with its higher temperatures is on the way.

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If Gillard isn’t lecturing Europe, she ought to be

Australian journalists have missed the point that there is growing concern about the failure of Europe to understand how bad its problems are. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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We were promised an information age

Crikey readers have their say.

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Forget about Greece, Asia is where business must look

The possibility of a Greek exit from the euro is now diminished, at least in the short term. How Greece copes with those crushing austerity measures in the coming months and years is a question that remains difficult to answer.

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Greece and France deliver differing verdicts from voters

The important election result from the weekend was from France, where pro-growth policies have received a strong endorsement, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Rundle: Greece where the protest will become more militant

Now, the politics of Greece, and of Europe, have been fundamentally re-arranged.

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Rupert’s call saving … TT journo suspended … record ebook sales …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … Seven suspends Today Tonight reporter … Ebook sales finally take over from hard cover in the US … Sunday Sun’s sales slip and more …

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What the Greek election means for the rest of the world

After a tight vote on the weekend, pro-bailout party New Democracy won support for austerity measures in Greece. But what, asks Patrick Stafford, does this mean for global economy?

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‘Attack’ Greek to Guido … Azaria goes global …

In today’s Media Briefs: Fair fight, or brutal assault? … By dingo! Chamberlain inquest findings go global … AAP cuts staff … Front Page of the Day and more …

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Too much air-time too often for leaders

I heard an interesting observation on US National Public Radio at the weekend about the negative impact on the presidential image of the president being seen and heard talking too much.

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Further happy economic signs.

Today’s employment report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates an economy still growing well.

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Labor are pencilling in July 1

The Prime Minister seems to be investing a lot of faith in a belief that on 1 July that the people will see Tony Abbott as a scare mongering fraud and that Labor’s stocks will improve.

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Guardian review … Leveson latest … C-Mail police probe …

In today’s Media Briefs: typo of the day … Front Page of the Day … Jeremy Paxman says Piers Morgan told him how to hack a phone … Police probe complaint against Courier-Mail and more …

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Chaos reigns in the slow-motion train wreck that is Greece

Greece has nothing going for it, except tourism but that is overshadowed by close to €300 billion in known debts, the financial equivalent of a black hole that could suck the rest of Europe and global finance into it.

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Australians are catching the Greek disease

The world banking system is about to be tested once again by another European crisis because politicians and central bankers underestimated the power of people, writes Robert Gottliebsen.

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