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Rundle: Kevin Andrews, keeping company with those who ‘can raise the dead through prayer’

Why in the world is Kevin Andrews going to the World Congress of Families? Just how nuts do you have to be to not get a ministerial endorsement?

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Tips and rumours

Law firm looks into class action against Padbury miners … Dame Edna takes over Abbott government … CSG questions in NSW …

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Tips and rumours

Ministers snub business types at fundraiser … Kevin Andrews’ doppelganger … literary judges shafted …

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Kevin Andrews, don’t pick on the disabled and those on the dole

Hands off people on the dole and disability payments, but wind back the age pension. That’s what experts told Crikey about welfare reform as the government prepares to slice and dice.

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Tips and rumours

RN staff: keep it to a whisper, thanks … Kevin Andrews, love, and marriage … Glasson: vote Labor to last … Pollie travel: tales from economy …

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Tips and rumours

McLennan possible News CEO … morale low among Qantas flight attendants …

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The cost of housing the homeless: will Abbott foot the bill?

The federal government acknowledges a “social crisis” but has rejected the need to increase funding for housing development. Crikey intern Rose Iser talks to advocates about what’s needed.

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Running the ruler over a future Coalition ministry

With only 100 days to go until the election, we take a look at the men and women who’ll take on ministerial responsibilities if the Coalition wins. Who are the duds, who are the stars, and who is the has-been that never was?

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Decision time in Andrews-land on double rates pokies slug

After a three-year debate, Manningham City Council in Melbourne’s affluent eastern suburbs tonight will finally have a public vote on whether to introduce double rates on the municipality’s seven pokies venues.

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News’ rogue lawyer … shameful presser … capital turns off ABC …

Will Rupert Murdoch appear tomorrow morning in public (well, on a US conference call) to talk about the second quarter and first-half results for News Corporation after new claims of hacking? Plus other media news of the day.

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Mayne v Andrews: big parties awash with pokies cash

Pokies industry donations for 2010-11 got a brief mention in yesterday’s coverage and they certainly make for interesting reading when totalled up.

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‘Imbecile’ pokies activist funds full-page newspaper ad

Despite the Baillieu government’s reluctance to tackle serious pokies reform, Victoria is central to the campaign for change and Paul Bendat’s full-page ad is a sign of what is to come for Victorian Liberals.

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Kevin Andrews rides again in Malaysian solution

The new Labor government, to its credit, never adopted the original Howard anti-refugee rhetoric.

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Hockey stands aside from Islamophobia campaign

Scott Morrison’s attempt to exploit the funerals of the Christmas Island victims forms part of a series of attacks on Muslims from sections of the Liberal Party.

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Rundle: Planet Janet accidentally gets to the heart of political change

This week’s contribution from Janet Albrechtsen is a way into the heart of political change in Australia, albeit in ways she couldn’t possibly understand.

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Up close and personal with Margaret Andrews

Author Benjamin Law is all for public debate. He’s all for feisty discussion. But the bizarre confrontation in the queue for a book signing with Margaret Andrews, wife of government minister Kevin Andrews, at this week’s national conference for Family Relationships Services Australia took the cake.

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Abbott line-up follows Gillard — with a twist

Tony Abbott’s reshuffle is a lot like Julia Gillard’s. However, there are two shadow ministers with questions to answer over conflict of interest issues.

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Should Kevin Andrews be personally liable if he’s defamed Haneef?

Dr Haneef intends to sure for false imprisonment and defamation. To defend the suit Kevin Andrews will have to convince Robert McClelland that the claims against him fit the Commonwealth guidelines for ministerial indemnity.

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Failure to restore Racial Discrimination Act means double jeopardy for Aboriginal people

The Government should withdraw the proposed paternalistic social security legislation, pass the Greens’ Bill to reinstate the RDA and start a wider discussion on how to achieve real welfare reform.

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The fantasy that is an Abbott-led government

Tony Abbott’s media cheer squad are making encouraging noises, but even they seem to have their doubts about his leadership. Words such as “desperate” and “last hope” have been replaced by “high risk”.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

The Coalition’s dangerous new populism

Coalition frontbencher Kevin Andrews has proclaimed he wants immigration reduced from 180,000 people a year to around 35,000 “as a starting point”. This is not just a lurch to the right, says Bernard Keane, it is a shift towards the very crassest form of populism.

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Mayne: How I was denied the Manningham mayoral robes

Another day, another contested election defeat! That’s 42 and counting. However, as The Age reported this morning, the ballot to see who would be full-time major of Manningham City Council in 2010 came down to a knife-edge 5-4 vote. You would think that Kevin Andrews’ safe federal seat of Menzies in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs […]

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The Age | FEDERAL|

Minister Barnaby Joyce?

Kevin Andrews approached Barnaby Joyce last week about a role on the front bench in the event of a leadership spill, reports Katherine Murphy. Andrew didn’t get the gig but role will Joyce play in the Liberal party’s future?

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The Daily Telegraph | UNCATEGORIZED|

Milne: The three shadow men who brought down Turnbull

Glenn Milne takes a closer look at Kevin Andrews, Nick Minchin and Andrew Robb — the three men who have brought Turnbull to his knees.

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The Libs are far from finished with Turnbull

Just when you think they’ve hit bottom, the Liberals surprise by finding new ways to tear themselves apart. The Libs have promised to get their act together, but who seriously thinks they have finished?

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