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Media briefs: Torney responds … Danby the Prescient … honest notes …

Malcolm Turnbull gets his answer. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Why crying wolf on anti-Semitism harms us all

The pro-Israel lobby is quick to use the term “anti-Semitism” where it is not warranted. But there really are people who hate Jews and by overusing the term we reduce its power, writes Larry Stillman from the executive of the Australian Jewish Democratic Society.

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Tips and rumours

Is a union boss in hot water? … Should AAP be watching its back … and some more wonderful uni acronyms

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Yeah, science!

Crikey readers have their say on Greens how-to-vote cards, science journalism and the political meanderings of Guy Rundle.

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Danby rounds behind Barker as Hotham preselection explodes

Victorian Labor is at breaking point as the battle for preselection in Simon Crean’s seat of Hotham turns nuclear. Letters and accusations are flying ahead of tonight’s vote.

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Tips and rumours

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Who’s the M-pee? Which Liberal MP apparently pissed in someone’s shoe while a little under the weather at a Japanese restaurant in Canberra last week? Shortening his odds. Canberra’s been buzzing all weekend over news that Labor powerbroker Bill Shorten may or may not withdraw his […]

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Danby and Sheridan hammer home an own-goal for data retention

A national security committee member’s poor judgment has inflicted serious damage on the push for data retention by Australia’s security agencies.

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How Bolt got Abbott to start the Freedom Wars

Andrew Bolt is poised for victory in his crusade to repeal sections of the Racial Discrimination Act after Tony Abbott committed to changing the law. Andrew Crook and Matthew Knott report.

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Danby tells Rhiannon to reject Stalin ahead of her maiden speech

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has hit back at Labor MP Michael Danby’s rehashing of allegations surrounding her communist past as she prepares to deliver her maiden speech to parliament this afternoon.

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Danby: Damn it Downer, China is tricky

Recently, ex-foreign minister Alexander Downer blasted the government’s relationship with China, leaving MP Michael Danby none too happy about the criticism. China is more aggressive and friends with the most oppressive nations in the world now. Patronising advice by old timers isn’t needed, says Danby.

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Sheehan: The 10 commandments of the refugee lobby

The issue of asylum seekers is one of principle, not one of race or poverty. “Non-citizens are not entitled to self-select as residents before their bona fides have been established”, writes Paul Sheehan.

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Tabloid Crikey?

Crikey readers weigh in on Michael Danby’s criticisms of New Matilda and Crikey and Mark Day on Mark Day.

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The Rundle vs. Danby rumble continues

Crikey readers weigh in on Zionism, the Telstra split, student politics and more.

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Danby threatens La Trobe Uni over Gaza money

The Federal Member for Melbourne Ports, Michael Danby, used a former staffer and daughter of a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner to deliver an anonymous threat to a student union president.

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SBS TV: more commercial than ever

A Crikey tipster writes: The steady descent of SBS TV into commercialism continues. Now all ad breaks are broadcast at noticeably higher volumes than the programs — the technique used by “real” TV stations for years.

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Forest industry “does not support a ‘burn, burn, burn’ approach”

Crikey readers weigh in on forest fires, unemployment figures, Michael Danby and more.

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Rudd’s first Question Time: happy as a pig in mud

Kevin Rudd is as happy as a pig in mud. Wayne Swan is as happy as a goldfish in a blender. They’re the conclusions that can be drawn from the first Rudd Government Question Time, writes Christian Kerr

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Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

Family First farce … it does rain more under Labor … detention centres, riots, refugees … dizzy with all the polls … of cacti and taxes … Turnbull knows how to calculate risk …

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