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Media briefs: Latham on The Bachelor … Hedley’s grassy knoll …

Mark Latham loves The Bachelor, Hedley Thomas smells a conspiracy. And other media tidbits.

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Mark Latham on Labor’s warlords: the reform that’s really needed

The factional warlords still run the Labor Party, despite Kevin Rudd’s leadership reforms. In a new book, Labor’s former leader argues the case for breaking factional power in the party.

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A show of hands

Crikey readers have questions about debate handshakes and questions the major parties should answer.

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Media briefs: AAP staff disgust … Guardian’s Greenwald love … Latham on Rudd …

The Guardian is calling on its readers to help them profile its own controversial columnist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the National Security Agency scandal last week. Plus other media news of the day.

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Media briefs: Kennett’s letter … McClymont on freedom … Fairfax car crash …

Fairfax warns in-vehicle technology is causing plenty of car crashes — but is that what their own data shows?

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Tips and rumours

Rebekah Brooks enjoys Sydney holiday … renaming the Sunday SMH? … Chris Bowen turns his hand to writing …

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The real education revolution Labor needs

Money alone won’t solve the crisis in Australian education, the former Labor leader argues in the current Quarterly Essay. Only system-wide institutional change will arrest declining standards.

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Maxine McKew v Geoff Gallop, more or less

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

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To cut carbon emissions, we must go nuclear

Crikey readers have their say on carbon, Mark Latham and the new-look Age.

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Latham: I only said what Robb had said himself

The former Labor leader is standing by his reference to Andrew Robb’s mental health issues in a newspaper column last week. He says the Right-wing commentariat has no right to call for his comments to be censored.

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Paying the best teachers the most money

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

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Latham v the commentariat: three howlers from Akerman

The former Labor leader turns his attention to Daily Telegraph warrior Piers Akerman — three errors in one sentence from his Sunday Tele column.

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Hinch vs Latham vs Henderson

Crikey readers weigh in on the big issues of the day.

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Obama Birthers take over The Australian

The Australian’s campaign against Julia Gillard, kicked along by its legal correspondent Chris Merritt, has descended into ancient history and smear. Former Labor leader Mark Latham investigates.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: a lunar Right eclipse? It’s a cover-up!

Make no mistake: Andrew Bolt is Australia’s answer to Donald Trump — a devastating commentary on the moral and intellectual decline of conservatism in this country, declares Mark Latham.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: meep, meep, it’s Coyote and the Road Runner

To examine the criticisms by Andrew Bolt and others (including Julie Bishop) that Julia Gillard should have reported to police about her ex-boyfriend’s “slush fund”, Mark Latham speaks to the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Michael McGarvie.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: ‘He will say and do anything to get at Gillard’

In round two of Bolt Watch, Mark Latham takes on more assertions made by blogger Andrew Bolt over the Julia Gillard AWU story.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: Why Andrew is wrong on Gillard and Slater & Gordon

The former Labor leader trawls the coverage of the Julia Gillard’s Slater &Gordon affair on Andrew Bolt’s blog to test the allegations — and Bolt’s assertions — against her.

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Latham’s Henderson Watch: that’s a giant mistake, tiger

Last Friday the Dog was off his leash, dragging dear old Ita Buttrose into his mistake-ridden ways, writes former Labor leader Mark Latham.

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Latham’s Henderson Watch: False Prophet at a loss

Clearly Gerard Henderson is sleep-deprived as he bumbles from one howler to another, writes former Labor leader Mark Latham.

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The weakness of republicanism

Crikey readers have their say.

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Simons v The Oz … Press Council backs Latham … new Ten late news …

Over the past week Margaret Simons has been subjected to a sustained attack on her reputation in the pages of The Australian. It’s a non story, says Simons.

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Rundle: time to work out what a Labor Party is for

In the aftermath of Queensland — a place that, like Vietnam or Dresden or Hell, has become an event — it’s worth revisiting a debate that’s been going on round Leftish traps, regarding the ALP in power.

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Louise Adler: the politician’s publisher

Louise Adler, the MUP boss who got Mark Latham, Peter Costello and Tony Abbott’s tomes on the shelves, has become one of the most visible figures in Australian publishing, writes Tom Cowie.

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Tony Abbott, ordinary man extraordinaire, revisited by Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy, author of Latham and Abboott, has talked again at some length with one half of his joint biography, reports Richard Walkins.

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