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Fair Work outperforms WorkChoices, leaves Treasurer strangely silent

The national accounts show labour productivity has surged. The numbers, however, have received very different interpretations, and there’s been a strange silence on productivity, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Infographic: politicians and their properties

Our politicians have pretty impressive property portfolios, according to parliamentary documents.

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Tips and rumours

Fairfax’s new app … the Markson and Williams video that wasn’t … Joe Hockey’s staffing rumours …

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Budget sales bungle was built in from the start

Fairness, infrastructure, or emergency management? The problems with the government’s explanation of its budget were consolidated even before budget night.

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iSentia Index: offhand comments dog the big men of parliament

Another shocker of a week for the federal and NSW state governments, with ill-thought-out statements and ICAC raising the ire of the public.

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Coalition’s recovery levels off — and a Hockey return to form is needed

The Coalition’s polling recovery in the wake of the MH17 tragedy has left it just shy of Labor; it still needs a boost to recover its lead.

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Budget emergency needs to be addressed

Crikey readers talk metadata and the budget emergency.

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Woe is Joe: or, how the budget narrative was lost

Joe Hockey’s woes this week reflect how the government’s budget narrative barely survived budget night.

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Petrol prices must go up

Crikey readers talk fuel excise, Joe Hockey and why Labor shafted single mums.

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Rundle: Hockey’s suicide machine successfully alienates every single voter

Poor people with cars are the latest segment of the voting population to be attacked from on high by the Coalition. How is the party getting so repeatedly wrong?

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Stop whining and focus on fairness: a letter to Joe Hockey

If Joe Hockey wants to make his life a little easier, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer can offer some tips.

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Essential: Hockey losing his mojo, voters unimpressed with job-seeker requirements

Latest Essential Report shows a reversal of Treasurer Joe Hockey’s standing, with 44% of voters disapproving of his performance compared to a 45% approval rating last November.

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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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Tips and rumours

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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Tips and rumours

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

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Tips and rumours

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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