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What if all ministers were health ministers?

If government is in the business of creating healthy, productive citizens in a healthy, productive society, why shouldn’t every minister include health in his or her portfolio? GP and writer Tim Senior explains.

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iSentia index: Queensland, Manus Island and #Tay4Hottest100

It’s been a rough week for Labor’s campaign in Queensland, with leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s media profile shrinking compared to last week.

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How low-income earners could save Joe Hockey’s neck

Low-income earners could be the key to a stronger economy if they spend the benefit of a fall in oil prices.

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Will the Liberal leadership endgame play out sooner than expected?

The Medicare backflip has the government beginning 2015 as it ended 2014. If this keeps up, the Liberal leadership question will emerge sooner rather than later.

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iSentia Index: health policy still a trouble spot for the federal govt

The snap Queensland election has woken the media from its summer slumber, but will the federal government appreciate the extra attention?

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Essential: voters overwhelmingly reject penalty rates cuts

Voters resoundingly denounce changes to penalty rates, while Bill Shorten surges ahead in politics of personality.

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Bushfires, health and climate change — a doctor’s view from the SA fires

The Abbott government’s blind denial of climate change leaves Australia unprepared to cope with the increasing costs of natural disasters, writes honorary secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia Dr David Shearman.

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Adam Schwab’s business winners and losers of 2014

From spectacular collapses to executives who never give up, 2014 was a busy year in the business pages. Let’s look at those who made it all possible.

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Business as usual not enough in a disappointing MYEFO

With deficits as far as the eye can see, the government needs to work out how to encourage business investment. Crikey writers Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.

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MYEFO by the numbers: economic rocks ahead

Treasurer Joe Hockey has unveiled a serious deterioration in revenue in the latest budget update.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Ludlam top in a year of duds

With the government badly faltering, its best performers have come from outside domestic policy, while one non-major party politician combined mongrel with policy skill.

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Credlin is not the problem, Abbott and his ministers are

Responsibility for the government’s woes rests not with the PM’s chief of staff but with ministers, from the PM down, who have failed to explain themselves to voters.

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So, you think you’re middle class …

With almost 93% of Australians identifying as middle class, we need to start talking about the c-word.

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iSentia index: the end of a long, long year for the government

The government finished off its last sitting week of the year with a bang.

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Evolve ore die — the grim future of Australia’s steel industry

The latest trade figures from China are in — and it’s not good used for our beleaguered Treasurer.

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Direct Action the economic elephant in the room

Crikey have their say on NSW politics, asylum seeker laws and other issues of the day.

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After five years of waiting, Murray delivers (some of) the goods

Long in the making, the Murray inquiry is a worthy successor to previous financial sector inquiries, and Joe Hockey deserves credit for it.

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Hockey’s tin ear will leave us all worse off

Crikey readers have their say on nuclear power and Joe Hockey’s comments on the budget.

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Joe’s economic story just doesn’t add up

Voters aren’t buying Joe Hockey’s economic narrative. It could be because it just doesn’t stack up.

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Changing the personnel won’t change the government’s behaviour

Crikey readers have their say on the East West Link, a cabinet reshuffle and other issues of the day.

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Keane: reshuffle the key to a better 2015 for the Coalition

The government needs a ministerial overhaul to more effectively play to its strengths.

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The R-word rears its ugly head

Talking about recessions will have a similar impact to the government’s budget rhetoric, which helped deliver two quarters of poor economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Anaemic GDP growth is awful news for Hockey

A weaker-than-expected GDP figure shows a slowing economy that will put yet more pressure on the Treasurer’s beleaguered budget. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer explain.

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Abbott tries to hit reset but Hockey’s critics can smell blood

The Prime Minister has given ground in an effort to get an end-of-year win but his Treasurer is badly wounded.

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Keane: another week, another shocker for a troubled government

The government has suffered yet another bad week — and with no relief in sight.

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