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Isentia Index: detention centre review and budget speculation dominate political news

Political discussion returned to business as usual, despite the release of the damning Moss Review into the Nauru detention centre.

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What Joe should tell his colleagues about his budget

Joe Hockey’s budget message has been complicated not just by confusion within the government but by the government’s readiness to look after its mates.

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Essential: voters sour on the economy and Hockey

Voters are gloomy about the state of the economy, but they want a stronger Renewable Energy Target, not a watered down one, this week’s Essential Report shows.

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Confused? So is the government, and the rest of us

The confusion about the government’s fiscal policy isn’t new — it reflects its constant shifting on the budget over several years.

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Essential: what intergenerational report?

Nearly half of voters haven’t even heard of the intergenerational report and another quarter haven’t heard much, according to today’s Essential Report poll.

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Rundle: one cheer for Clive, unlikely saviour of the Left

It was Clive Palmer who stopped the government passing its disastrous budget, so stop dancing on his political grave.

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The proud history of Abbott government backflips

The Abbott government has decided it’s going to give a handout to the car industry after all. Crikey takes a look back at some previous broken promises from a government with a very flexible spine.

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Isentia Index: Policy debate returns from a long nap

Political debate has turned back to policy, as calls for a spill die out.

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Tips and rumours

Who’s a “friend of Joe”? … leaves are falling in Canberra … happy birthday to Rupert! …

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Hockey in the ‘dock’: Treasurer can’t recall much

Joe Hockey has taken the stand in his defamation proceedings against Fairfax.

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The expensive illusion of housing affordability policy

Our tax system and culture have deliberately conspired to drive up housing prices, with no thought to the consequences, writes businessman and Private Media director John Addis.

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Developers to blame for housing affordability

Crikey readers have their say on housing affordability and female newspaper editors.

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Packed house to hear Hockey tear strips off Fairfax

What good will suing Fairfax do for Hockey? The public already mistrust politicians, writes Margot Saville from the court room.

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Spare us from politicians mouthing housing affordability platitudes

Politicians love to opine about housing affordability but are unlikely to ever do anything serious about it.

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Business bites: iron ore slough … Apple joins the Dow … corporate tax vow …

The latest figures from the trade crunch. And other business tidbits of the day.

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A back-of-the-envelope intergenerational report on print media

How will sales of The Australian Financial Review and The Australian look in 13 years? Let’s do the sums, with as much rigour as Joe Hockey applied to his much-touted IGR …

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Hockey’s IGR meaningless forecasts based on magical thinking

The intergenerational report is only as good as its assumptions — and they’re not particularly useful, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

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Hockey reveals a gallery of budget grotesques

The government’s intergeneration report claims Australia is heading for big economic trouble. But good news! Disaster can be averted if those pesky crossbenchers pass every piece of Coalition legislation.

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Mayne: blocking foreign investment? Xu gotta be kidding me!

Why would a supposedly pro-business federal government be so intent on restricting foreign investment in Australia?

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Tips and rumours

LNP have women’s lunch at men’s club … NSW election campaign gets dirty … the changing language of Joe Hockey …

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Hockey’s intergenerational partisanship risks sensible debate

By turning the Intergenerational report into an attack on Labor, Joe Hockey will wreck the value of a report designed to facilitate sensible long-term debate, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Attack-mode Abbott raises the tariff walls against foreigners

Tony Abbott is now incapable of any response to policy issues other than attack. Now he’s turned his sights on foreign investment.

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Direct Action is ‘intergenerational theft’ — just ask Peter Costello

Climate change is the ultimate form of intergenerational theft — and Joe Hockey is making it worse.

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O’Brien: we’re asking the wrong questions about Ferguson’s Hockey interview

Former host and interviewer for 7.30 Kerry O’Brien says criticisms like Colleen Ryan’s risk creating a climate of self-censorship, sanitisation and timidity at the ABC.

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Press gallery veterans back Ferguson’s ‘blood on your hands’ moment

Fairfax journalist Colleen Ryan has suggested 7.30 host Sarah Ferguson was ‘disrespectful’ to Joe Hockey on budget night last year. But press gallery veterans say it was a great question.

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