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Crikey Awards: in a year of incompetence, Abbott was the best

It’s been a Melbourne Cup field for incompetence this year in politics, but Crikey has spotted those who have managed to stand out from the pack. None more than the Prime Minister.

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And the winner in the after-school care pledge is … Sydney

Labor’s $450 million outside school hours childcare announcement is aimed very clearly at Sydney voters.

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2012 Crikeys: the good, the arsehat and the sexy

The results for our annual Crikey Readers Choice Awards are in for the Person of the Year, the Arsehat of the Year and our country’s sexiest politicians.

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Poll Bludger’s Seat of the Week: Adelaide

Kate Ellis’s electorate of Adelaide is a one-time Labor stronghold which has generally been marginal since the late 1980s, writes William Bowe.

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Sentia Media index: Gillard, Abbott war captivates press, talkback

Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott were at war in Parliament yesterday, and led media mentions for the week after a fiery few days in parliament, writes Sentia Media’s John Chalmers.

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Funding cuts force closure of ‘occasional’ child care centres

Funding to neighbourhood-based occasional child care was cut in the last federal budget. While most states have picked up the slack, Victorian centres are set to close. Mothers and support groups are unhappy, writes Iona Salter.

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All the single ladies …

Women in politics — a series of headlines.

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Malcolm Turnbull & Kate Ellis: 2010′s sexiest politicians

Back on the front bench and back into our hearts. Malcolm Bligh Turnbull, come on down — you’re Crikey’s sexiest male pollie for 2010. Two-time Silver Fox Stephen Smith has been knocked off his rather well-worn perch. Here at Crikey we were gunning for the fresh-faced Wyatt Roy to get home, but it seems the prepubescent look doesn’t quite cut it […]

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At the World Cup’s dawn, Australia’s own bid is in turmoil

Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed Bin Hammam has thrown his weight for a European nation to host the 2018 World Cup — at the expense of Australia, writes Matthew Hall.

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‘They don’t give a shit about young people’: the shelved welfare report

Federal youth minister Kate Ellis ordered the Salvation Army to shelve a report slamming her department’s treatment of disadvantaged young people, fearing pre-Budget backlash.

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Mungo: Rudd slowly shedding Dr Jekyll image in favour of Hyde

We are still getting glimpses of the old Kevin ‘07, the avuncular figure who won the nation’s trust a mere three years ago. But it is a safe bet that in the weeks ahead we will see rather less of Mr Nice Guy.

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Kate Ellis: a model minister

Daily media wrap: Federal Sports Minister Kate Ellis has donned a tight leather dress and stilettos to pose for Grazia’s body issue. But does a frocked up MP in high heels help promote a healthy body image?

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Jennifer Hawkins is naked but don’t blame the government

Marie Claire’s latest cover, part of a positive body image campaign, is a naked, unretouched Jennifer Hawkins. But why is the editor trying to claim the government isn’t doing enough to fix the body image crisis? asks ex-Cosmo editor Mia Freedman.

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The Best Political Haircuts of 2009

Crikey presents its list of the top 10 political haircuts for 2009. From rangas to sharp bobs and salt and pepper sexy, take your pick of the best, says Luke Williams.

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Crabb: Kate “the Trellis” Ellis vs. Hulk Hogan

Yesterday, Sports Minister Kate Ellis arm-wrestled with pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan. No really; it was for charity. And the undercard bout between Nick ”the Refrigerator” Minchin and Malcolm “the Merchant Banker” Turnbull was just as vicious, reports Annabel Crabb.

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Sport funding torn between going for gold and going for guts

The long-awaited Crawford Review of Australian sport has called the bluff of successive Australian governments and proposed a re-weighting of sports funding away from elite Olympic sports toward grassroots participation.

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Youth still to be seen but not heard

Joshua Smith explains how much youth “consultation” is really occurring in Parliament, thanks to his experiences at last week’s body image launch. Were students being used as a nice crowd backdrop for the media, rather than listening to any of their ideas?

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Australia’s real body image problem: pretending we’re not fat

42% of all Australian women over 18 are overweight or obese; 4% are underweight. Before worrying about Photoshopped images of super-skinny models, there is — literally — a much bigger problem to tackle, says Virginia Haussegger.

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Mia Freedman: My surreal day in parliament with supermodels and Kevin

Mia Freedman reflects on the day she went to Canberra, hung out with ‘Kevin’ in the PM office, gave a speech to a press conference and then presented a report on body image to Kate Ellis in front of 60 waiting media. Just another day at the office? Not quite.

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Why won’t Kate Ellis have a chat with the yoof of today?

If there’s one part of public policy that needs attention, it is youth policy, since they will be affected by the society stuff ups we’ve created. Too bad that Kate Ellis, Minister for Youth, seems to be all talk, no action, writes Ben Eltham>.

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Kate Ellis and the youth roundtable that wasn’t

On Wednesday, leading youngsters were flown to Canberra for a “roundtable” discussion with youth minister Kate Ellis. But the Minister failed to show, nothing was launched and the delegates were shuffled around the corridors of power before being banished from the premises.

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Jocks and nerds cheated as Senate defeats student services bill

Last week, the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) Bill was lost, and students around Australia were asked to cop at least another year of sub-par services and representation, writes Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

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Parliamentary fashion — the Midwinter Ball

Who was the fairest of them all? Annette Sharp assesses the competition between Kate Ellis and Therese Rein.

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Sporting administrators must look beyond male, white and straight

The news this week that the AFL is to incorporate ongoing training to boot homophobia out of the code has had an enthusiastic response not only locally but overseas as well, writes Rob Mitchell.

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Australia’s Kate Ellis wins Oscar for her portrayal of a Cabinet minister

Today, Sports Minister in the Rudd Government Kate Ellis won an Oscar for her portrayal of a Cabinet minister. Walter Slurry. was there to see history in the making.

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