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'Complete hogwash'? When Bolt grilled Abbott, it sure was

Three months ago, Andrew Bolt interviewed then-PM Kevin Rudd. Today Bolt has interviewed Tony Abbott. Crikey intern Natalie Tencic compares the two interviews.

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Speak softly and don’t stuff up: Bob Carr’s legacy

As former foreign minister Bob Carr resigns from the Senate, we take a look at what he brought to the job.

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iSentia index: bushfires take precedence over pollies

Bushfire coverage dominated the media landscape, with the ACT’s same-sex marriage legislation a distant second.

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Stop the rorts, stop calling them entitlements

Crikey readers have their say on Nicola Roxon, media plagiarism, ‘colour-blind’ casting and more.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

What a spineless lot of Labor ministers Nicola Roxon exposed us to. Fancy a group of adults, tough enough to become politicians, being cowered into silent inaction by one man.

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Roxon revises history in whinge about intelligence committee

Nicola Roxon is engaging in self-serving revisionism in criticising Parliament’s intelligence committee. Her record of conduct tells a much different story.

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Steve Gibbons on ‘filthy’ Rudd, the gallery and vintage cars

In the first of Crikey’s exit interviews of departing MPs, former Labor member for Bendigo Steve Gibbons lets fly with a frank assessment of his 13 years in office — and the people he worked with.

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iSentia index: Joyce and Brandis draw fire, but Abbott on top

Tony Abbott still takes the lion’s share of media mentions, despite controversy among his MPs.

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Why less is more for Tony Abbott — and all PMs

Tony Abbott’s decision to ration his and his government’s media exposure is unlikely to work, but it’s a welcome attempt to break free from the frenetic media cycle and get on with governing.

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You call that an electoral landslide? These were electoral landslides

Tony Abbott did not secure a landslide victory, writes Australian Catholic University psephologist Malcolm Mackerras. In fact, only one Labor government since the 1950s lost in a landslide.

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Labor’s moral victory

Crikey writers talk Bandt’s Greenstown, how western Sydney was saved and what’s to like about Labor.

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The people have spoken: axe the tax

Crikey readers have their say on the carbon tax, mandates, Syria and paid lobbyists.

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Four days in, and Labor is already at odds

That didn’t take long. Two Labor MPs want to let Tony Abbott scrap the carbon price, Stephen Conroy calls leadership reforms a joke, and those who voted Liberal get a boost of confidence.

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Rundle mythbusts the campaign that was (part two)

We all know why Labor lost: Kevin Rudd, the narcissist, undermined Julia Gillard at every step and then exploded because of the chaos of the campaign. The only problem with that narrative is none of it is true. Let’s look at the facts …

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Bill Shorten getting the backing of Labor Right faction demonstrates exactly what is wrong with the Labor Party. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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Don’t blame Abbott — the Left loves to lose

Progressives need to be aware that this is a long game, and while the conservatives have won the battle, it’s progressives who always win the war.

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Labor bloodletting continues over Kevin Rudd legacy

Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson’s attempt to blacken Kevin Rudd’s name has met with savage criticism from some sitting Labor MPs.

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Legends of Queensland: Tony, Kevin, Clive and the fake election

The election perspective in Queensland was very different to elsewhere, especially for Labor.

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No real alternative

Crikey readers talk where it all went wrong with Labor.

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Death by committee — the culture of timidity in political speechwriting

Former Rudd government speech writer Martin McKenzie-Murray says politicians and their advisers need to trust their speech writers to win hearts and minds.

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Media wrap: Bolt gloats as scribes deliver post-mortems

The pundits weigh in on the significance of Abbott’s victory. Andrew Bolt and Piers Akerman, unsurprisingly, are over the moon.

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Abbott: from ‘unelectable’ to Australia’s 28th prime minister

Tony Abbott’s path to the Lodge has been characterised by aggression, but also a willingness to abandon the ideological and personal issues that once had him labelled “unelectable”.

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Disunity was death for a government with a strong record

Labor managed the economy well and achieved significant reforms, but ultimately simply couldn’t govern itself. Voters were always going to punish them for it.

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An alternate election night Crikey drinking game

Guy Rundle has a pretty epic drinking game, or if you like your games slightly simpler (or don’t have parfait d’amour to hand), try this one …

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