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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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Clive’s burn book

After Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie cut ties with the Palmer United Party, Clive had a few choice words about her. Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts compiles Clive’s sickest burns.

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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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Poll Bludger: Abbott’s dismal poll performance the worst since Whitlam

There has not been much of a honeymoon period for the Abbott government, with approval for the government and for Abbott dismally low.

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The report cards are in — how our PM stacks up one year on

Media commentators have all filed their report cards for the Abbott government’s first year in office. The different reports share some striking similarities, writes Crikey’s intern Andrei Ghoukassian.

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The ghost of Kevin lingers, but Swan regrets nothing

Freed from the confines of being in the government frontbench, Wayne Swan is ready to let loose on Kevin Rudd and what’s wrong with the economy.

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Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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From Diaz’s stop-the-boats plan to ‘shit happens’, pollies’ on-air gaffes

Following Clive Palmer’s dramatic 7.30 walk-out, Crikey intern Paul Millar finds eight recent moments in political on-air infamy.

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‘A complete fucking shambles’: Bramston dishes dirt on Rudd’s campaign

Troy Bramston has written a book giving an inside look at the problem with Kevin Rudd, why the Labor Party hit the skids and Julia Gillard’s coup.

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Chris Mitchell, happy to remain anonymous, peeks out of the shadows

Man of mystery Chris Mitchell has made a rare public appearance at an event in Sydney. The editor-in-chief of The Oz defended his paper’s campaigning journalism and explained why he uses Twitter to keep an eye on his staff

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Labor’s legacy under Abbott’s axe: what will survive?

The Abbott government wants to hack down much of Labor’s legacy. We investigate which Labor reforms are likely to survive, and who history may come to judge as the better PM out of Rudd and Gillard.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Crikey, the ALP is out of ideas

By focusing so much on the medium, the ALP has proved itself to be completely devoid of message. A “Crikey“-style newsletter won’t make much difference.

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Media briefs: Greens’ ad pulled … Sat Paper expands … Bard B-day …

The Greens say The Sydney Morning Herald pulled their ad because of bias. The paper’s editors say the ad muddled advertising and editorial. Plus other media tidbits …

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Wall-to-wall blue gives Abbott the chance of real COAG reform

Tomorrow’s Tasmanian and South Australian elections represent a huge opportunity for Tony Abbott to drive real reform via COAG. But Kevin Rudd had a similar opportunity and wasn’t able to exploit it.

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They’re hot and bothered in Griffith, but not for these candidates

The good people of Griffith aren’t very excited about Saturday’s byelection to replace Kevin Rudd — if they know about it at all. James Rose walked the heat-hazed streets to take the pulse.

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In South Australia, Jay4SA a bizarre mirror image of Kevin07

The brains behind Kevin07 are turning to Jay4SA. But InDaily editor David Washington says the last seven years have not been kind to the Labor Party — and Jay Weatherill is facing a very different battle.

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Poll Bludger: Griffith, state polls to test Abbott government mettle

Three state elections and some important byelections are likely to test voters’ loyalty to the newly minted Abbott government. Crikey’s resident polling analyst previews the electoral year.

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Tips and rumours

Uni staff not allowed to say FU … Kevin Rudd finds his doppelganger baby … no Xmas treat for posties? …

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Keane’s 2013 in review: on trust, narratives and secrets

The failure of governments to earn the trust of voters was a major theme in 2013. This will make governing difficult until — if ever — governments regain that trust.

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iSentia index: three PMs, two governments keep people talking

Tony Abbott has fought off his two Labor leadership counterparts to take out the dubious honour of most talked-about politician in 2013. See who else made the list …

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Welcome to Australia in 2014, an all-Coalition country

It’s likely that the Coalition will hold a near-clean sweep of state governments next year. Crikey hits the archives to ask if this will pose a problem for Tony Abbott.

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iSentia index: Kevin Rudd’s last stand

Kevin Rudd announcing he was retiring from Parliament brought him numerous media mentions, but that may be the last we hear from the once, twice, Labor leader. Or is it?

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Week in review: Coalition gets a taste of its own medicine

A “kinder, gentler polity” was nowhere in sight during the first week of Parliament under the Abbott government.

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Kevin Rudd, our Mao, or maybe our Obama, bows out

Kevin Rudd was a transformative figure, a politician above politics who just wanted to get things done. And that the Labor Party is in complete disarray, well — is that really his fault?

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Farewell Kevin Rudd: a sensitive enigma touched by revenge

Kevin Rudd dropped his bombshell in Parliament at 8.30pm last night. Our reporter was in a bar nearby when the text messages landed — signalling the end for one of our more enigmatic and controversial pollies. This is how the day unfolded.

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