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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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When John Howard was asked why he went to war on false premise

As protesters gathered outside, John Howard spoke in Sydney last night on the decision to go to war on Iraq. Here’s what happened when he was asked why he made that decision without proof, and in defiance of the UN Security Council.

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John Howard’s still lying about Iraq invasion

John Howard is still defending the war in Iraq, and his speech to to the Lowy Institute is full of lies. Will nobody pull him up on the continuing falsehoods?

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A Baroness dies, but the fiction of Thatcherism lives on

Margaret Thatcher is dead. Forget the the fiction that Thatcherism was the only way to modernise a Western economy — it was a second-rate, shoddy approach that left British neighbourhoods in ruins.

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Murdoch, Abbott, Rinehart, Bolt: Tory-fest in Melbourne tonight

The leading lights of Australia’s Right-leaning power clique are converging on Melbourne for a gala dinner tonight: from Rupert Murdoch to Andrew Bolt and, of course, Tony Abbott. Read about the big do here.

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The 15 shades of Gary Gray — Labor on the edge of the abyss

What’s wrong with Labor? Well, everything … but here are at least 15 of the reasons. Let’s start with Gary Gray.

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Labor leadership — it’s not just about September 14

Labor’s leadership troubles aren’t just about the coming election but the subsequent election — and Kevin Rudd might have his eye much farther down the track.

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