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‘The Nats are a waste of space’: Windsor opens up about life in politics

Tony Windsor told a rapt audience at Gleebooks about the problem with the current government, what he thinks of The Australian and who Tony Abbott’s parents might be.

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Tips and rumours

The IPA has another win … is Julia Gillard a pirate? … Turnbull’s throwback Thursday …

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Tips and rumours

The Small Business Minister is in the shadow of his higher-profile (and better-looking) colleague, but he doesn’t mind. Plus other whispers and innuendo …

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Tips and rumours

Morrison’s views on marriage … colleges still preying … contingency plans at Mad As Hell …

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Poll Bludger: dead-cat bounce for Tony, with Malcolm lurking in the wings

Voters factor in a range of complex information when they answer hypothetical polling questions, and the recent boost in support for the Coalition is obviously good news for the party, but it isn’t necessarily good news for the PM.

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Howard Sattler is back, and he doesn’t care what you think

Controversial shock jock Howard Sattler has launched his own internet radio channel, broadcasting eight hours a day, five days a week. And he is not exactly sorry about that one time he insulted Julia Gillard’s partner …

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Does the media engineer leadership spills?

In the 24-hour news cycle, press gallery journalists are under tremendous pressure to be first. Rumours can become tweets — and stories — without proper vetting. Is the media to blame for our current political instability?

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Poll Bludger: Gillard went down with polls this bad — now it’s Abbott’s turn

Abbott danced to the drumbeat of ruinous polls for Julia Gillard. Now that he’s polling worse, it’s time to face the music.

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If history is any guide, Bishop’s promise not to challenge not worth a jot

Julie Bishop has said she’s not going to challenge Tony Abbott for the leadership. But that’s what Paul Keating said, and what Julia Gillard said, and what Kevin Rudd said … and said … and said … Crikey intern Rowan Forster looks at a history of spills.

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Poll Bludger: it ain’t over yet for Abbott

Previous governments have recovered from polls as bad as Abbott’s.

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iSentia index: Tony Abbott reaches Rudd-like levels of media coverage in 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dominated media coverage this year, with his mention numbers nearly eclipsing Kevin Rudd’s at the heigh of his popularity.

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Public had a right to know about the content of Peris’ emails

Crikey readers have their say on Nova Peris’ leaked emails and Abbott’s calls for a “mature debate”.

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Tips and rumours

Gillard in the USA … fossil fuels and wind farms ignite passion … Hanson’s history altering Hansard …

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The revolving door between politics and journalism … conservative and liberal names … the wrong Freya Newman .,.

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Memories of Gough Whitlam … staffers have to stand at the back … it’s the other Imbruglia sister …

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Tips and rumours

ASIO spends up big on a book … News Corp papers — are they junk? … we found the missing bins …

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Gillard’s marriage stance

Crikey readers have their say about the ABC, Gillard’s views on marriage and Abbott’s attempts at dog-whistling.

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Union royal commission claims few scalps thus far

The Coalition has said it will shine a light into the dark and dirty underbelly of organised labour. The unions say it’s a Labor witch-hunt. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian reports on the story so far.

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Misogyny far more important than marriage

Crikey readers talk Julia Gillard, same-sex marriage and burqas.

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Gillard’s back in the limelight, with Kevin nowhere to be seen

Julia Gillard was warm, funny and engaging at a discussion of her memoir in Sydney last night.

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Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Australia’s first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

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Tips and rumours

Gillard interview is pretty boring … another new micro party … Ms Tips finds a kindred spirit …

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Ministers’ defensive manouvres … Palmer’s Coolum competition … Leyonhjelm’s staff an interesting bunch

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No matter how many questions, the campaign against Gillard will never end

Julia Gillard haters got their moment to shine yesterday when Gillard fronted the unions royal commission. But not one managed to land a blow.

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Gillard gives her enemies more than they bargained for at royal commission

The former PM held her own in the witness stand today, but how big a role did the media play in putting her there in the first place? Freelance journalist Scott Mitchell reports from the hearing.

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