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iSentia index: a big week in international news puts Bishop on top

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dominated news coverage, despite the political struggles back in Australia.

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Standard and Poor’s invents a poor debt standard. Let’s call their bluff!

Standard & Poor’s arbitrary warning about debt provides a great opportunity for Australia if we want to do something about the stubbornly high dollar, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Abbott had Murdoch’s ear before PPL bombshell — but papers did not fall in line

Abbott told Murdoch about his paid parental leave scheme before he told anyone else — not that you’d know it from the coverage in News Corp papers.

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Rinehart sweats on $500 million repayment … holidays now science-free … when is a cigar not a cigar?

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Invented budget ‘crisis’ hides incoherence and inconsistency

The “budget crisis” created by the Senate is an invention: the government has walked away from billions in additional revenue itself.

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John Howard for free! … Fairfax’s regional growth almost unbelievable … frosty start to week in Canberra …

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Backstabbing at Fairfax HQ? … Where’s Joe Hockey’s staff? … Tassie top job …

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Economy coming off the boil as Stevens sets things straight for the markets

The economy is losing steam in the second quarter of the year, and the budget didn’t help. But RBA governor Glenn Stevens says interest rates will be steady for a long time to come, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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The dollar is slowly tightening its grip on Hockey’s forecasts

The persistent strength of the dollar threatens to do to Joe Hockey what it did to Wayne Swan - and the stakes are just as high for the government as they were for Labor, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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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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Hockey joins the G20 lecture circuit

Joe Hockey’s lecturing the G20 on lifting growth while undertaking reforms. Only… it all sounds a little familiar, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Tips and rumours

Where’s the info on chaplain providers? … Fanning ends RN stint … Canberra is hipster heaven …

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Strong GDP result delivers golden business conditions

The March quarter GDP result has delivered some of the best business conditions for years, and shows the extent to which Joe Hockey deliberately underplayed growth ins his economic forecasts, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Co-payments and inept budget messaging put Coalition in a hole

What’s the purpose of the Medicare co-payments? It’s a good question that not even the government has been able to answer in its shambolic efforts to sell the budget

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Media briefs: saving Peppa … ABC friends… Origin mix-ups …

Queensland has won the State of Origin! Well, so says the Tele. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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iSentia index: Popes, PUP and that infamous wink

Budget woes were basically forgotten following the PM’s ABC Radio wink.

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A floral tribute to the federal MPs who got a free ride at uni

Christopher Pyne reckons students should send flowers to taxpayers to say thanks for their education. Freelance journalist Sally Whyte discovers there ought to be a lot of flowers coming from Parliament House.

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How the government bumbled into a budget disaster

A series of errors by the government’s strategists have turned the 2014 budget into a political disaster. The narrative has gotten away from Tony Abbott.

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Media briefs: Abbott Jr’s mag … Wake Up down … News on News …

There were tears, singing and general zaniness for Wake Up’s last show. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Did Hockey revolt at student protest? … Abbott’s pals in diplomatic heaven … nursing home fees …

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Have the boats stopped coming?

Crikey readers have their say on Operation Sovereign Borders and constitutional law.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Hockey’s narcissism in the age of the selfie

The age of entitlement is far from over for our narcissistic Treasurer, who believes his own experience should be universal and is screwing the poor because he didn’t get enough love from daddy.

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iSentia index: nothing but the budget

The gorgeous Abbott government’s budget has sparked plenty of discussion — most of it heated and negative.

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Egos in politics costing future Australians

Crikey readers talk budget legislation and why we should continue to tax earnings in retirement.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: ugly little liars edition

Surprise! The budget is not only cruel and horrific, it’s worse than you’d thought. The Coalition has broken so very many of its election promises, just to stick the boot into the poor, sick and old.

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