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Essential: thumbs down to knights and dames, but RDA splits voters

Voters are split on changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, today’s Essential Report finds, while even those who favour deregulation want more regulation in those areas that affect them personally.

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Crikey Clarifier: the knights (and dames) of the occasional table

Tony Abbott has revived knights and dames. We look at who will pick them and how, and examine who’s in line for the (new) top gong.

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Richard Pratt’s OA is MIA

Sorry John Howard, but Richard Pratt does not deserve the posthumous return of his Order of Australia.

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Crikey Says

Richard Pratt has acted commendably in handing back his various Aussie honours … and provoking that sort of generous sentiment is presumably the intention of the gesture.

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Crikey Says

Today Richard Pratt, Companion of the Order of Australia, was the subject of deliberations in the Federal Court this morning that ended in a $36 million fine for admitted breaches of the Trade Practices Act. Which hardly seems becoming for a man who signs himself AC.

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Paddy McGuinness and ASIO’s APEC exclusion list

As Sydney prepares for the most repressive policing operation in Australia’s history, there’s a class of people who should be defending the APEC protesters — those ex-radicals from the seventies who have personal experience of ASIO harassment.

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