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Fraser’s political manifesto not all it seems

Crikey readers discuss Fraser’s political plans and other issues of the day.

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Tips and rumours

The Small Business Minister is in the shadow of his higher-profile (and better-looking) colleague, but he doesn’t mind. Plus other whispers and innuendo …

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How the metadata war was won: the seven tactics of the security elite

A powerful, secretive clique within government has at last won a long battle to impose mass surveillance on Australians. Here are the key tactics that enabled their success.

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Media briefs: SBS a minnow, says Turnbull … early deadlines at Fairfax … unsettling encounters …

Turnbull says SBS hardly earns any commercial TV revenue, so the networks should stop complaining. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: Turnbull should pursue media reform, despite leaks and his pro-Murdoch PM

Despite being harangued over a damaging leak, Malcolm Turnbull is right to start thinking about media reform. Whether he’ll be able to get the PM and his old mate Rupert Murdoch on board is quite another matter.

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Rundle: one cheer for Clive, unlikely saviour of the Left

It was Clive Palmer who stopped the government passing its disastrous budget, so stop dancing on his political grave.

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Hillary’s in the hot seat, but Malcolm’s sitting pretty

The American media and public are outraged by Hillary Clinton’s decision to use her personal email while she was secretary of state. But when it was revealed our pollies use encrypted messaging, all we got was a collective shrug, writes Crikey intern Brihony Tulloch.

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Dr Malcolm’s budget diagnosis deeply flawed

Malcolm Turnbull’s critique of the government’s flaws is self-serving and plainly wrong.

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ACMA armed to the teeth: prepare for a media-regulation brawl

A surprise High Court decision has seen ACMA armed to the teeth with powers the media would rather it didn’t have. Expect communications policy to suddenly become very, very tricky for the government.

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Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Turnbull’s secret messaging an insult to transparency

Encrypted messaging apps pose new problems for politicians, freedom of information laws and government transparency.

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Isentia Index: the phoney war inside the government confuses everyone

Australians are tiring of leadership speculation as the media continues to stoke the flames.

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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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