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Media briefs: Gillard’s old knife … SMH in Ashes … psychic pains …

Everyone’s talking about Ashes debutante Ashton Agar’s brilliant knock overnight. The Daily Telegraph shoehorned the story onto the front page but it was buried in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Carr and cars: policy behind Rudd’s ‘make things’ pledge

Kim Carr is set for promotion to cabinet under Kevin Rudd, along with a renewed focus on innovation — and possibly more manufacturing subsidies. The fallout over the leadership continues.

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Buckets of ink on what’s wrong with Labor

Every publisher in the country is releasing at least one political book this year, and although they vary in style, there’s really only one overarching theme: “What the F-ck is Wrong with the Labor Party?”

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The gender bias in scientific studies, plus other political issues of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Some Liberal insiders say Abbott is “a weakness” … Kim il-Carr sees life at Centrelink Ipswich … who is Andrea Yu? …

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Solar subsidies just the tip of energy policy confusion iceberg

Is it any wonder that Australia’s energy and climate change policy is in a permanent state of confusion, writes Dr Richard Denniss, executive director of Canberra-based think tank The Australia Institute.

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Oh what a terrible feeling: Toyota to axe 350 jobs

Crikey media wrap: Toyota employees were told yesterday that 350 jobs are to be axed from its Altona North factory in Melbourne, in a decision that will affect the entire industry.

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Kohler: this is Carr’s chance to rev the EV engine

You would think, reading the claptrap about why the federal government is giving $34 million to Ford, that there was no such thing as an electric car.

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The car industry’s (not so) merry-go-round

It’s only three years since the car industry was last rescued. Meantime, other parts of manufacturing have got on with the job of lifting productivity.

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Ford bailout reignites car manufacturing
debate

Crikey media wrap: Kim Carr’s announcement yesterday of a $103 million cash injection for Ford Australia has reignited the debate about the viability of Australia’s automobile manufacturing sector.

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Behind the scenes: the lowdown from the lock-up

There’s no bigger shattering of journalistic hubris than the annual scrum outside the budget lock-up.

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Health funding faces the chop but has Carr saved science?

Budget cut speculation is centring on the Health portfolio, with big cuts rumoured for medical research. But other areas look safer.

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Molecular biosensing with First Dog On The Moon

As a result of interfacing surface acoustic wave microfluidics atomisation platform with mass spectrometry

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First Dog on the Moon Saves The World (again)

using only Bizarre Meteorological Phenomena

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Senator McGuaran vs the Giant Space-Tarantulas from Pluto

Is Climate Change truly-ruly a thing? We may never know!

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Tips and rumours: Why Bernie Brookes will be sweating at today’s Melbourne Cup

Myer’s Bernie Brookes has a hard day ahead, University of Sydney splashes its cash about, is The Spearman Experiment about to be axed? And trouble on the high seas abord the HMAS Stuart.

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Carr has his head in the sand on exports

Australia might be free from recession and recovering, but the big traditional manufacturing (making) economies of the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, South Korea are still very sick. Demand for goods that are ‘made’ is going to be very weak for some time.

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The Making of Julia Gillard by Firstdogonthemoon

With assistance from Jacqueline Kent

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Whatever happened to the Education Revolution?

The bottom line is that funding per student in higher education remains lower than before the mid-1990s, and considerably lower than in most OECD countries, writes Erica Cervini.

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Budget countdown: innovation and protectionism

Industries are lining up for the same sort of generosity that Kim Carr likes to dole out to the car industry.

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Corporate bribery for gullible Tasmanian government

The Tasmanian Premier has handed over taxpayers funds — he won’t say how much — to a company that has made so much money in recent years it is now the biggest meat processer on the planet.

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Good Day!

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

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Memo to Kim Carr: stop dipping into taxpayers’ candy jar

When a business decides it’s time to go, there’s no point berating them or rashly and recklessly offering them suitcases of taxpayers’ dollars hoping to bribe them to stay, writes Greg Barns.

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Blokes make cars, women make clothes … guess who wins

Two industries, two vastly different amounts of protectionism, Bernard Keane reports.

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Just another Tuesday at Parliament House

The Government’s stimuls package arrives…

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