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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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iSentia index: the Clive, Malcolm and Andrew show

A busy week in state and federal politics, with rogue MPs sparking headlines and speculation.

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How Bolt is setting the Liberal agenda

Andrew Bolt’s policy objectives line up neatly with the Liberal Party’s.

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Tips and rumours

DFAT axes OS postings … Turnbull v Bolt … vote in the museum dance-off …

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Media briefs: saving Peppa … ABC friends… Origin mix-ups …

Queensland has won the State of Origin! Well, so says the Tele. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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MIA: one Communications Minister

Crikey readers talk the Liberals’ economic policy, who should own our media, and where in the world Malcolm Turnbull might be.

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A floral tribute to the federal MPs who got a free ride at uni

Christopher Pyne reckons students should send flowers to taxpayers to say thanks for their education. Freelance journalist Sally Whyte discovers there ought to be a lot of flowers coming from Parliament House.

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The devil in the NBN’s satellite magic pudding

Yesterday’s announcement about changes to the National Broadband Network are mixed news for those waiting to get high-speed internet, writes technology writer and consultant Paul Wallbank.

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Media briefs: Rupert’s influence … sidebars of shame … Palin’s new low …

A gun ABC journo is breaking new online ground, and Facebook wants to be your new go-to media outlet. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Redundos to come at Qantas … Turnbull’s policy on the fly … coal emails MIA …

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SBS seeks ABC-style independence (and a $20 million loan)

With the ABC under pressure from the government, SBS wants to have the same level of independence. Bernard Keane and Farz Edraki on an FOI investigation by Crikey.

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Media briefs: Turnbull’s good news … TV two-faces … power PRs …

The most powerful corporate affairs executives in the country, how Turnbull boosted media stocks, and other media tid-bits of the day….

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The public interest in public broadcasting: accountability a two-way street

Accountability at the ABC and SBS should be a two-way street, writes former ABC executive Geoff Heriot at Inside Story. Erratic government scrutiny fails the public-interest test.

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Consumers and shareholders come last in media ownership reform

Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Tips and rumours

Turnbull submits to explosive check … ICT jobs to go in Melbourne … trouble at QSuper? …

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