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What Joe should tell his colleagues about his budget

Joe Hockey’s budget message has been complicated not just by confusion within the government but by the government’s readiness to look after its mates.

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Media briefs: AFR v Press Council … selfiegeddon … Ten’s leaks …

The Press Council does battle with the AFR… and other media tidbits of the day.

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Positions, roles, offers, tables — who’s right in the Moraitis Files?

When is “formally putting on the table” not offering something? When it’s not in the government’s interests to admit it.

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Coalition contradictions become too many to count

As the Prime Minister tries to dogwhistle his way out of his leadership malaise, the incessant contradictions of the government become too many to track.

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Isentia Index: Media focus on PM’s office remains intense as government sticks to security

Tony Abbott is still the most talked-about pollie in Australia, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

Don’t believe everything you read — Tony Abbott’s not doing any better overseas than he is here.

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Tips and rumours

Driving round in circles in Canberra — not because of roundabouts … look deeply into Pyne’s eyes … they want us to do what with a condom? …

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iSentia Index: PM survives spill while polls continue to dive

A huge week in state and federal politics kept Tony Abbott in the glare of the media spotlight.

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We are asking the wrong questions about the Liberal leadership

What does Malcolm Turnbull stand for? What would Julie Bishop do in the top job? We focus far too much on the “who” and not nearly enough on “what”.

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Who supports Abbott, who wants to roll him, and who’s not saying

Some backbenchers are in open revolt against the PM, while some are maintaining tense-shouldered solidarity. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian runs the numbers

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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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Razer’s Class Warfare: Libs give us illusion of choice, but leave the same bad taste

Don’t fall for the label on the can — no matter who’s in charge, the Liberal Party’s unjust equations will hurt us all.

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Loyalists and insurgents do battle in a leadership crisis on speed

The Liberal leadership dynamic is now playing out at speeds never seen before, with the political-media cycle shifting repeatedly through the course of a single day.

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Keane: the right time to dump Tony Abbott

Political debate is now focusing on the details of Abbott’s removal — who, how and most importantly, when.

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Arise, Dame Julie: Bishop displays her Sun King seal of approval

Julie Bishop is openly positioning herself as Tony Abbott’s replacement as the Prime Minister’s judgement again fails him.

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iSentia Index: a Festivus for the rest of us as pollies announce priorities for 2015

Bushfires and elections boosted the premiers of South Australia and Queensland, while talkback turned to how bureaucrats and their taxpayer-funded yoga classes.

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Poll Bludger: restless sleeps for Abbott as double dissolution threat looms

With two upcoming state elections putting conservative governments under pressure, Abbott’s plummeting popularity within the Liberal Party could cut his New Year’s celebrations painfully short.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Person of the Year

From Rosie Batty to Peter Greste, many people have inspired us this year. Vote for your Crikey Person of the Year 2014.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Ludlam top in a year of duds

With the government badly faltering, its best performers have come from outside domestic policy, while one non-major party politician combined mongrel with policy skill.

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Australia’s piddling Climate Fund pledge leaves sour taste in Lima

Julie Bishop’s Climate Fund turnaround might have stopped our international reputation from hitting rock bottom, but it’ll take a lot more to dig Australia out of this hole, writes University of Melbourne political science chairperson Professor Robyn Eckersley.

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Germany’s big energy play has nuclear lessons for Australia

Germany’s largest energy utility is splitting into two companies, with one focusing on renewables and the other on fossil fuels and nuclear power. It’s high time Australia also realised fossil fuels and nuclear are both on their way out.

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Why we need nuclear power

Crikey readers have their say on broken promises and nuclear power.

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Nuclear: the power source for innumerates and socialists

Nuclear power is a ludicrously uneconomic industry and now more than ever. But conservatives continue to obsess over it.

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‘Full confidence’? David Johnston better watch his back

Tony Abbott has “full confidence” in the Defence Minister. That is probably not good for David Johnston’s career. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian looks at the political kiss of death.

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Keane: the black and white world of Abbott’s spinning

The government’s default communication strategy is to to tell people they’re wrong. And, unsurprisingly, it’s not working.

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