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iSentia index: climate change and horse racing dominate discussion

The Melbourne Cup provided a brief respite from the argy-bargy over climate change action.

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No DICE: Greg Hunt deceives the public about ‘clean’ coal project

Greg Hunt’s plan to reduce carbon emissions through cleaner coal is too little, too late.

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Clive saved the CCA, but the polluters win out

The new climate deal between the government and the Palmer United Party will make little difference to curbing Australia’s carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

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Tips and rumours

Pollies don’t know the difference between “reply” and “reply all” … HSU elections complaints … want to work for IGIS?

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Fraudulent email raises some uncomfortable questions for Landcare Australia

A chairman with links to the fossil fuels industry, a case of impersonation and a patron who thought he was at a different organisation — times are turbulent at Landcare Australia.

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‘Cheap’ fossil fuels will cost us billions

Like many up-front bargains, there are higher costs down the track associated with fossil fuels.

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Hunt pins hopes on uncompetitive clean coal technology

Analysis of cost forecasts for clean coal technology suggests it is uncompetitive compared to renewables.

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Coalition’s week of triumph ends in debacle and dismay

This week’s Senate debacle demonstrates the need for the Abbott government to dramatically lift its games — but can it?

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Essential: voters sour further on Direct Action, Turnbull top of the pollies

Voters prefer an emissions trading scheme or carbon price over doing nothing on climate change - but only narrowly - while Malcolm Turnbull rates highest along the government’s ministers.

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iSentia index: Victorian Parliament stumbles on while Abbott stays in the limelight

The Prime Minister’s overseas trip took the attention off the budget, at least for a little while.

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Tips and rumours

Redundos to come at Qantas … Turnbull’s policy on the fly … coal emails MIA …

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Direct Inaction: nothing much green in Hunt’s white paper

Greg Hunt’s Direct Action white paper makes a bad policy even worse by ensuring there’ll be no consequences for businesses lifting CO2 emissions. No wonder it came out on the eve of a holiday …

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The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame the second half of our fresh Dirty Dozen …

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iSentia index: football, foreign affairs and finance dominate

It’s rare for state politicians to make national news, but controversial WA MP Troy Buswell has managed it — and not for the first time.

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No discrimination protection in Coalition ‘Green Army’

The Coalition’s Green Army program specifically removes protection against sexual, racial, disability and other forms of discrimination.

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The White elephant clean coal project Hunt loves that just won’t work

White Energy’s clean coal project just won’t work, so what about the millions in public funding the company has been given?

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Hunt the dud (but we’re wrong on Abbott)

Crikey readers talk the least effective minister in the Abbott government, George Pell and what the hell is wrong with Crikey.

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Crikey Awards: in a year of incompetence, Abbott was the best

It’s been a Melbourne Cup field for incompetence this year in politics, but Crikey has spotted those who have managed to stand out from the pack. None more than the Prime Minister.

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iSentia index: Kevin Rudd’s last stand

Kevin Rudd announcing he was retiring from Parliament brought him numerous media mentions, but that may be the last we hear from the once, twice, Labor leader. Or is it?

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Tips and rumours

Was Direct Action document cut down by Abbott’s office? … Democrats down in the dumps … three cheers for the IPA …

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iSentia: Abbott front of mind in all media

For the first time since the election, we have the traditional top three of PM, Opposition Leader and Treasurer in media mentions.

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Climate policy: when adults squib it, youth should take direct action

In the absence of action on climate change from our political class, young people are entitled to wonder whether ‘direct action’ of their own can end the rip-off being perpetrated on them and on future generations.

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iSentia index: bushfires take precedence over pollies

Bushfire coverage dominated the media landscape, with the ACT’s same-sex marriage legislation a distant second.

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Stop the rorts, stop calling them entitlements

Crikey readers have their say on Nicola Roxon, media plagiarism, ‘colour-blind’ casting and more.

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Blunders without borders

Crikey readers have their say on our government’s foreign relations movements, evasive politicians and the workforce participation rate.

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