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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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Are Australia’s boat arrivals really refugees?

Crikey readers talk Julie Bishop and asylum seekers.

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Tips and rumours

Who has Sunday Night poached for EP role? … Julie Bishop’s new craze … Victorian candidate attacks university degrees …

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Myanmar’s reform process is two steps forward, one back

Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be out of house arrest, but change is still moving slowly in Myanmar.

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Tips and rumours

Tributes in The Age still fraught … I’m voting someone else this election … and a new role for Julie Bishop? …

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Turnbull outshines ‘em all in Gough tributes, and is Bishop heir to Abbott’s throne?

The death of Gough Whitlam enabled some comparisons to a giant of Australian politics. Some measured up better than others.

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Embarrassed government to change course on Ebola?

The government is expected to reverse its opposition to sending personnel to west Africa to fight Ebola after being embarrassed domestically and internationally on the issue.

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The battle for Beijing could destabilise Canberra

Next August the government will choose a new ambassador to China. But with numerous forces competing for what could be the first political appointment, Abbott might not be the prime minister to send the newbie to Beijing.

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Tips and rumours

Minor party curiousities … ABC auction prices are mental … donation declarations in Tasmania …

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Tips and rumours

Public broadcasters go to Cannes … getting titles mixed up in NSW … coal seam gas connections …

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Poll Bludger: Coalition hopes we’ll keep mentioning the war

Voters are responding favourably to tough talk on Iraq and Australia’s foreign policy agenda. But sooner or later those pesky domestic issues will come back …

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Australian action on climate change? Fuhgeddaboudit

Many countries displayed real leadership at the UN climate summit in New York this week. Guess which First World nation was not among them … John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute, reports from New York.

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iSentia index: war, politics and Kimye

War managed to trump celebrity gossip this week, but only just.

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Morrison fumes, Cambodia asylum seeker deal stalls

Australia’s plan to send refugees to Cambodia might not come to fruition, as the Cambodian government is dragging its feet.

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iSentia index: one year on, is Tony Abbott the foreign affairs PM?

The Abbott government’s most popular minister has had a good run in the media this week, unlike many of her cabinet counterparts.

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Getting to the core of the threat of Islamic State

The threat to the West from Islamic State depends entirely on whom you talk to — a politician, or a security official.

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iSentia index: military action and axing taxes dominates discussion

A surge in international conflicts has kept our defence-related politicians in the media spotlight.

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Indonesia agreement not exactly a win for Team Australia

The anti-surveillance document we signed with Indonesia may be obsolete in a matter of months — so what’s the point of it?

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