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Big business bludging, by the numbers

Crikey readers have their say on the Melbourne Cup, multinational tax dodging and other issues of the day.

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Sydney tunnel needs ventilation as Baird blows more hot air

Why did Mike Baird bury the announcement of a signature re-election policy plan amid the hubbub of the Melbourne Cup? Perhaps because it’s barely a plan at all.

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Armchair diplomacy is no help to anyone

Crikey readers have their say on our relationship with China, horse racing and other issues of the day.

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Razer’s class warfare: Sharri v Barrie — a tedious set of self-referential ping pong

Sharri Markson’s incorrigible self-interest is actually a symptom shared by many journalists in an industry that won’t stop talking about itself.

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The official, Pythonesque response to Melbourne Cup deaths

Even after the deaths of two horses at the Melbourne Cup, the racing industry still seems in furious denial about its treatment of animals.

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iSentia index: climate change and horse racing dominate discussion

The Melbourne Cup provided a brief respite from the argy-bargy over climate change action.

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Media briefs: pity the subeditors … Time Red Inc … Quantity v quality …

How subeditors tackled the Melbourne Cup. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Yes, I hate the Cup — and for damn good reason

The horseracing industry is cruel, exploitative, unsafe and reliant on organised crime and rentseeking. It shouldn’t be celebrated.

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Media briefs: Graham goes solo … Disney at Press Club … Shep Smith rants …

New Matilda’s editor Chris Graham takes on Barry Spurr. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Gambling expenditure a winning bet

Crikey readers talk gambling, Ed Killesteyn, anti-Semitism and why in the world Australia needs submarines.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: viewers ignore Ten’s morning offerings

Yesterday’s Melbourne Cup coverage is partially to blame for the woeful performance of Ten’s over-hyped AM TV line-up.

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Tips and rumours

Myer MIA in racing fashion furore … parli figure refused pub service? … Abbott govt staffing woes …

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Media briefs: RN upheaval … jumping Cup gun … Gai party …

Subeditors across Australia yesterday celebrated Gai Waterhouse’s Melbourne Cup win in punny style. Plus other media snippets

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A Birdcage flutter: how the boldly rich and beautiful spend Cup day

The Melbourne Cup Day carnival draws the rich and famous like no other event in Australia. Crikey snooped around the birdcage enclosure to see who was swilling champers with who.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

According to a two-year study by the Institute of Medicine and the George Soros-funded Open Society Foundations, medical professionals helped design, enable and participated in “torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment” of detainees at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.

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Tips and rumours

AEC chief’s previous career in immigration … Tom Waterhouse spotted … did someone smash glasses at News awards? …

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Meet the Rich Lister who owns a quarter of the Cup horses

One man on track today is a safer bet than anyone: Lloyd Williams owns six horses in the Melbourne Cup, including the defending champ, a long neck ahead of the other Cup rich-listers.

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Crikey says: follow the racing money

Bernard Keane says the royal commission into child abuse will be transformative — and unpredictable. Amid the BBC scandal, what does Mark Scott do as the ABC’s “editor-in-chief”? Possum dissects the federal polling trends. And how the internet is killing the world’s oldest profession (yes, that one).

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven on a Cup winner

The race yesterday had 2.664 million metro and 3.584 million national viewers, which under-estimated the real viewing audience because it doesn’t include the millions watching in pubs, clubs, race courses and other venues across the country.

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Horse and hat parade easily tramples the F1 crowd

The money behind the Australian Grand Prix must stare in envy at the endless parade of horses, hats and money that flock to the Birdcage during Melbourne’s racing season.

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Tips and rumours

What’s behind the Mamamia sacking? … some ABC insiders jealous of Crabb … ad war looms in Geelong …

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Crikey says: having a punt on a media stunt

It’s the race that stops … oh, spare us. We’re more interested in the US race (Rundle, Richardson and Poll Bludger report). Chris Mitchell — the country’s most powerful journo? — tells us he’ll quit The Australian. And inside St John’s — it’s more rowdy than our Cup sweep.

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A Rich List field of dreams: who’s behind the Cup stayers

Getting a horse in the Melbourne Cup field is an expensive business — even if racing idealists call the Cup an egalitarian race. James Thomson surveys the field of horse owners.

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New NotW claims … Brown’s newspaper licences … the political hashtag …

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph should be applauded for this fine interest rates/Melbourne Cup quinella. Plus the latest from the Department of Corrections and other media news of the day.

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Why does anyone give a damn about the Melbourne Cup?

Of all the things that Melburnians waste money on and are disproportionately obsessed about, the Melbourne Cup is the worst. It’s proof white trash is a state of mind and has nothing to do with how much money you have, says Thomas Caldwell.

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