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‘There’s fuck-all you can do’: why the govt is losing the PR war with the ABC

From “down-payments on future efficiencies” to talk of the ABC pulling its weight, the government has failed to strike a chord with voters, spinners told Crikey.

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ABC board talks potential program cuts, with Holmes not invited

Hundreds of ABC supporters gathered outside the broadcaster’s Ultimo HQ this morning to urge the board to save Lateline and a host of other ABC programs.

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How ABC and SBS could save millions without touching programming

It’s traditional for new governments too look at reducing ABC and SBS’s tremendous transmission bills. But as a new player puts up its hand to bid for the contract, things could be different this time.

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Media briefs: Howards and Keatings … the next Rove … Press Council v SMH

Andrew Bolt uses the Howard ratings to slam the ABC, but he’s reading the ratings selectively. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Turnbull dismisses paltry community TV viewership

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his decision to take away community TV’s spectrum allocation from December 2015.

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Turnbull sends community television to the gallows, leaves sector fuming

Thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise announcement yesterday, community TV stations have 15 months left on air.

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Tips and rumours

Arianna Huffington and the “magic of the internet” … did Brickworks get value for money? … Aussie scientists don’t make the news …

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Tips and rumours

Searching for UTS students at News … redundancy whispers at Leighton Holdings … Glenn Milne at a Crikey function? Seeing is believing …

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Media briefs: Strewthwatchwatch … ABC cuts ‘substantial’ … Oz price hike …

Next week the Oz’s Monday-to-Friday cover price rises from $2.20 to $2.50. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Govt modelling says NBN is just fine — as long as you don’t want to use the internet much

The government’s estimations of the download speeds we’ll need in the future are laughable — and alarming.

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‘It’s very dire’: ABC budget cuts shaping up to be far worse than expected

Cuts to the ABC budget first flagged in May are shaping up to be far larger than expected, with insiders describing the situation as “very dire”.

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Infographic: politicians and their properties

Our politicians have pretty impressive property portfolios, according to parliamentary documents.

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Don’t listen to Bernard Keane: in defence of data retention

Should you be worried about the government’s data retention scheme? Alastair MacGibbon, director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra and security general manager for Dimension Data Australia, explains why not.

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Turnbull finally provides some progress on metadata definition

After a discussion with ASIO and the AFP, Malcolm Turnbull has presented a definition of metadata that makes more sense than any offered so far by his colleagues.

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Government flags copyright crackdown to overturn iiNet decision

The government wants to make it easier for the copyright industry to sue ISPs and force them to censor the internet, according to a draft paper about to be circulated.

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Mal Turnbull so camera-shy at Rupert’s party

The Australian celebrated its 50th birthday with a gala dinner in Sydney — but why was Turnbull so shy, and where was Ken Cowley? Crikey stood outside to get the goss.

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Essential: voters sour further on Direct Action, Turnbull top of the pollies

Voters prefer an emissions trading scheme or carbon price over doing nothing on climate change - but only narrowly - while Malcolm Turnbull rates highest along the government’s ministers.

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iSentia index: sport and foreign affairs dominate discussion

A big week for sports fans made for a quiet week politically — the first one since the budget was delivered.

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iSentia index: Victorian Parliament stumbles on while Abbott stays in the limelight

The Prime Minister’s overseas trip took the attention off the budget, at least for a little while.

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iSentia index: major parties held to ransom by their smaller opponents

Micro-parties and independent MPs caused plenty of grief at both state and federal levels this week.

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When in Rome, refrain from selling off state assets

Crikey readers have their say on asset sales, Malcolm Turnbull and tobacco plain packaging

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Why selling a budget is far harder than in the days of Hawke and Howard

It’s no longer as easy as it once was to communicate difficult budgets, and that’s unlikely to change.

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Education is an investment, not an expense

Crikey readers have their say on class and the benefits of “free” education.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: stop loving Malcolm Turnbull

So all you progressives love Malcolm Turnbull. Why, when he’s destroying the NBN and represents the ruling class?

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What we will lose if we destroy the public broadcaster

The ABC is under threat, with the cuts announced in the budget likely to be the tip of the iceberg. ABC journalist and public broadcasting advocate Quentin Dempster warns Coalition MPs to be careful what they wish for: a Murdoch monopoly won’t be all they hoped.

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