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The lie that puts you at risk as Abbott wraps himself in the flag

Australia’s return to Iraq will make us less safe, and is based on a lie. Again.

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Tips and rumours

Eric Abetz struggles to internet … NUS takes another funding hit … frying the competition at the cricket …

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Rundle: we are watching the throes of a dying govt, and it is so good

Like Howard in 2007, Abbott is politically dead — he just doesn’t seem to have noticed yet.

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Who is really responsible for the fate of the Bali Nine?

Crikey readers have their say on the Bali Nine, Gerard Henderson and other issues of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Mamamia chief to parliament? … rebates and profit gaps at Spotlight … the Americans still don’t get us …

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Mayne: Newman must kick assets to reduce Qld’s debt

Privatisation has always been the most effective method of moving state budgets back into the black.

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Eight factors that shape how Muslims see the West

While Tony Abbott would have us think the West’s hands are clean, a look at our actions in the Middle East reveal plenty of cause for resentment, writes Scott Burchill.

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Australian Teamsters are really asses

Crikey readers have their say on John Howard, sharia law and who’s really on Team Australia.

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Rundle: the Rodent’s back, and he’s still lying

John Howard’s spectacular (but not in a good way) interview with Janet Albrechtsen last night disinterred two great (again, not in a good way) Howard-government lies.

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Media briefs: Lateline to go? … Howard exclusive … tracking TV dialogue …

Lateline could be the first high-profile victim of Abbott’s ABC budget cuts. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Poll Bludger: Abbott’s dismal poll performance the worst since Whitlam

There has not been much of a honeymoon period for the Abbott government, with approval for the government and for Abbott dismally low.

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How to engage students

Crikey readers have their say on teaching methods and other issues of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Govt bodies for sale … SMH calls World Cup wrong … why is TAI in love with Palmer? …

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Why Howard’s book did so well

Crikey readers talk pollies’ books, government trust and why we should let the bulls run where they may.

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Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.

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Gunning for freedom, Leyonhjelm style

Senator-elect David Leyonhjelm’s comment that John Howard ‘deserved to be shot’ illustrates a problem all too often at the heart of libertarianism.

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How the ANAO ended up costing taxpayers billions in lost revenue

As the government contemplates restoring indexation of fuel excise, Crikey’s former top bureaucrat explains what drove the Howard government to freeze it over a decade ago.

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Who you gonna call? Meet Australia’s biggest media tart

Who’s Australia’s biggest media tart? From a shallow pool of talent relied on by media to comment on the issues of the day, a few names dominate the airwaves …

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Abbott’s fistful of dollars will be a slug on states as well as voters

Tony Abbott’s proposed income tax rise will hurt the states as well as consumers, and risks a demand crunch — all for a fiscal sugar hit.

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Tips and rumours

Climate change’ banned from PM&C? … new hosts to replace Fran Kelly … Liberal shindig tonight …

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Keane’s 2013 in review: on trust, narratives and secrets

The failure of governments to earn the trust of voters was a major theme in 2013. This will make governing difficult until — if ever — governments regain that trust.

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No, Abbott, current budget woes are not Labor’s fault

The Abbott government and its mouthpieces are quick to blame current debt levels on the irresponsibility of the Rudd-Gillard government. Are they right?

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Why understanding John Howard’s climate cognition is important

John Howard’s speech overnight justifying his commitment to emissions trading as a mostly political move should not serve as a moment to disparage the former PM, but to think like him.

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Tips and rumours

Myer MIA in racing fashion furore … parli figure refused pub service? … Abbott govt staffing woes …

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Mind the gap: will Tony Abbott blaze a trail in indigenous affairs?

Jon Altman, a professor at ANU’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, decodes Tony Abbott’s claim to be the prime minister for indigenous affairs. Will he deliver?

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