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Poll Bludger: dead-cat bounce for Tony, with Malcolm lurking in the wings

Voters factor in a range of complex information when they answer hypothetical polling questions, and the recent boost in support for the Coalition is obviously good news for the party, but it isn’t necessarily good news for the PM.

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How ‘independent’ is the Human Rights Commission anyway?

Independent” statutory bodies like the Human Rights Commission are, in reality, beholden to their ministers and departments over funding and direction. Tom Burton of The Mandarin explains how it really works in Canberra.

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Tips and rumours

The Greens campaigns on public transport revealed … Daily Tele price rise hurts News’ hip-pocket … counting the costs of the census

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Tips and rumours

Will the census get downgraded? … watching Turnbull’s every move … Pyne looking for a new job?

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Razer’s Class Warfare: why Bolt wants to spank Malcolm Turnbull

Despite Bolt’s bile, Abbott has only one person to blame for his government’s ongoing strife — himself.

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Five things Abbott can do to help the economy and his government

Despite claims that the cause of reform is lost, there are some things Tony Abbott can do that will be both good policy and good politics.

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Rundle: Abbott has been unmasked, and so has the batty Right

Abbott has survived, but his party has no idea what it is anymore.

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We are asking the wrong questions about the Liberal leadership

What does Malcolm Turnbull stand for? What would Julie Bishop do in the top job? We focus far too much on the “who” and not nearly enough on “what”.

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And the winner is … Turnbull

The leadership spill result this morning leaves Malcolm Turnbull perfectly placed to become Prime Minister with the strong support of the Liberal partyroom.

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Reserve Bank downgrade makes choice of treasurer crucial

The Reserve Bank has downgraded its forecasts for the Australian economy, showing why it’s critical that a new treasurer be someone voters can trust, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Libs give us illusion of choice, but leave the same bad taste

Don’t fall for the label on the can — no matter who’s in charge, the Liberal Party’s unjust equations will hurt us all.

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Loyalists and insurgents do battle in a leadership crisis on speed

The Liberal leadership dynamic is now playing out at speeds never seen before, with the political-media cycle shifting repeatedly through the course of a single day.

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Rundle: why they can’t roll Abbott, Australia’s David Brent

Tony Abbott is living in a nonsensical world of his own creation, but his colleagues will find it difficult to force him out now.

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Keane: the right time to dump Tony Abbott

Political debate is now focusing on the details of Abbott’s removal — who, how and most importantly, when.

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The 2014 Crikeys: Sexiest Politician

Will Malcolm Turnbull be Crikey’s Sexiest Politician five years running? Or will Greens hero’s Scott Ludlam’s hair finally get the recognition it deserves? Vote for Crikey’s sexiest male and sexiest female politicians!

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The 2014 Crikeys: Arsehat of the Year

Will it be real-life Bond villain Vladimir Putin? Human yeast infection Redfoo? Or closer to home, our very own Jacqui “Ban the Burqa, Straya!” Lambie? Vote for the worst person of the year — Crikey’s Arsehat 2014!

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Poll Bludger: could the Greens be coming for Turnbull?

The Greens’ electoral success in Prahran was due to a number of demographic factors, with the seat an interesting mixture of hip young things and old money. Sounds like a certain federal Sydney seat we know …

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Keane: reshuffle the key to a better 2015 for the Coalition

The government needs a ministerial overhaul to more effectively play to its strengths.

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Commercial TV’s worst nightmare is an ad-supported ABC

Allowing the ABC to run ads would siphon profits out of free-to-air TV networks and lead to an overall lower price per ad slot, even for newspapers.

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How much of the Murdoch agenda has the government delivered?

The government is well on the way to delivering the Murdochs what they want in media policy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

The Communications Minister confirmed the ABC budget will be slashed by $254 million over the next four years — or 2.6% of its $5.5 billion budget — while SBS will lose $25.2 million (1.7%) over the period.

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Mark Scott gets some gratuitous advice — from duds

The ABC isn’t short of gratuitous advice from its media rivals — despite the inept performance of the latter, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Keane: will Brandis and Turnbull go after encryption next?

The growing use of encryption and anonymisation tools by companies and consumers is infuriating security agencies and the copyright industry. When will they move against them?

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SBS insider reveals secret plan to kill Dateline

SBS’ international current affairs show Dateline has won numerous awards in its 30 years on air. But supervising producer Allan Hogan reveals the show is about to be gutted.

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Up to 500 jobs to go as ABC, SBS funding cuts are finalised

As the magnitude of cuts to the public broadcasters firms up, decisions on how to reshape ABC and SBS are beginning to emerge.

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