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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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Crikey Clarifier: Australia’s counter-terrorism legal landscape

With the UK examining its counter-terrorism laws, freelance jouranlist Farz Edraki asks: are Australia’s counter-terrorism laws too restrictive and in need of reform?

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Tips and rumours

Journos move gigs … spotlight on new senators … Michelle Grattan in biscuit faux pas …

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Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Moving briskly on from the current election, which is all-but-decided anyway, the media are wondering what will happen when an Abbott government tries to repeal the carbon tax.

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iSentia index: now or never for floundering Rudd campaign

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been acting more like an opposition leader with his promises of change, while Tony Abbott has been acting as if Kevin 07 never happened, assuming the mantle of John Howard.

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No Lib elder statesmen to support the monkey king

Tony Abbott officially launched his campaign in Queensland yesterday, and it was the first time he gave anything like a political speech. But the divide between the old and new Liberal party has never been so stark.

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A show of hands

Crikey readers have questions about debate handshakes and questions the major parties should answer.

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Back to the beginning

Crikey readers have their say on polling, GDP and the retro vibe of federal politics.

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Buckets of ink on what’s wrong with Labor

Every publisher in the country is releasing at least one political book this year, and although they vary in style, there’s really only one overarching theme: “What the F-ck is Wrong with the Labor Party?”

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The Pauline precedent: our greatest political comebacks

Pauline Hanson is trying her hand at another political comeback. Freelance writer Sally Whyte looks back through history at Australian politicians who came in from the political wilderness to electoral glory.

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Cricket riots, lost trousers and objects thrown: leaders tested

Julia Gillard had a sandwich thrown at her this week, delighting the media. Sydney-based freelance writer Dylan Barber brings you some of the best gaffes, errors and fumblings from leaders in years gone by.

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WorkChoices it ain’t, but Abbott’s IR plan is partly feral

The Coalition has finally unveiled its IR policy, a minimalist document that is not without its concerns for trade unions — and anyone walking past a building site.

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Crikey Clarifier: the process of appointing a new GG

Australia’s next governor-general could be Peter Cosgrove or Angus Houston … but it’s not likely to be a radical or stirrer. With debate beginning in earnest, governance expert Stephen Bartos explains the process.

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What Nick Cater’s book gets wrong about Australia (basically everything)

Australia is a culture of collectivism, not individualism, and no matter what Nick Cater says in his new book, we will never be American go-getters.

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Howard, through the rose-coloured glasses of nostalgia

Crikey readers talk the real cost of nuclear power, the legacy of John Howard and the reality of renaming airports.

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Essential: voters on Iraq, gay marriage and Gonski

Voters believe our participation in the Iraq War a decade ago was a mistake, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Framing forestry and Howard’s WMD claims

Crikey readers have their say on the biggest issues of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Qantas ladies, please defer to a bloke … Crikey’s list of political turncoats … no heteros-xuality please, we’re Green …

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Howard: another old white man claiming credit for the Arab Spring

John Howard’s effort to claim credit for the Arab Spring is grubby and hypocritical — he is using the brave sacrifice of thousands of Arab men and women to justify an illegal war.

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Howard not giving ground on Iraq

Crikey readers talk News Ltd’s new subbing platform, Margaret Thatcher’s economic legacy and John Howard’s Iraq speech.

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