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Why the union movement should divorce the ALP

The two organisations have had a long history, but the past few years of politics shows their union is no longer viable.

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Tips and rumours

The Rupert Murdoch edition: Courier-Mail panics at visit … News awards itself … Rupert loves this vid on Lefties …

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Media briefs: Howes dumps Tele … Smith’s woman … Roosters splash …

Union boss Paul Howes has ditched The Sunday Telegraph for The Australian Financial Review. That and other media tidbits.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

The Prime Minister’s great diplomatic escape from Jakarta is a long way from being the political triumph some are portraying it as.

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Media wrap: Bolt gloats as scribes deliver post-mortems

The pundits weigh in on the significance of Abbott’s victory. Andrew Bolt and Piers Akerman, unsurprisingly, are over the moon.

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Tips and rumours

Paul Howes feted as new hero of the Right on IR … questions about IBM’s visa use … Bob Katter’s high-tech campaign material …

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$600b in voting rights wasted, now unions rally on super funds

The local labour movement is becoming increasingly bullish about how its members’ superannuation money is invested. What happens if more unions start putting their money where their mouths are?

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Qantas spinner and the union chief: conflict of interest?

Media, politics and business tongues are wagging after an intriguing new couple stepped out on the town. But is the partnership of Qantas’ Olivia Wirth and AWU boss Paul Howes a conflict?

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Green-hating News Ltd confirms Howes on the payroll

Ever since Senator John Faulkner told Paul Howes to “put a sock in it” last Sunday, the frenetic media tart, AWU national secretary and political kingmaker has been surprisingly quiet.

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Rundle: Labor’s genius war … cunning plan or just madness?

A week in and the Labor Party’s genius war against the Greens has gone exactly as could be predicted, i.e. it’s a total shambles and something of an own goal.

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Howes’ historical revision on life as a ‘young teenage Trot’

Union kingpin Paul Howes has made no secret of his heroic past organising for Trotskyite youth agitators Resistance during the 1990s. But one incident in particular might require a bit of historical revision.

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EMA debacle: more incompetent policy-making from Labor

The shambles around the announcement of the first Enterprise Migration Agreement is a good illustration of the incompetent state of Australian political policy-making.

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Shared understanding is what’s missing in productivity debate

Productivity” is starting to sound a little “gourmet” — a word that means very different things to different people, writes Jo-anne Schofield, executive director of policy network Catalyst Australia.

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Howes wants the magic pudding, OECD says it’s already here

The contrast between Paul Howes’ Press Club address yesterday and the OECD’s overnight forecasts demonstrates the current tension in economic debate. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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The return of protectionism: the gang’s all here

Protectionism is alive and well and has strong allies in the public policy arena.

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Forget game theory, Abbott’s a boxer

Crikey readers have their say.

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The Power Index: Paul Howes … all bark, no bite

Paul Howes doesn’t place in The Power Index’s top 10 political fixers because the man is all bark and no bite.

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Coup anniversary: where are they now?

Paul Barry and Matthew Knott look back at the main players in the Night of the Long Knives: where are they now?

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Pollies grumble at writers’ fest: ‘good govt and ALP are strangers’

Can the ALP survive? And if so, what form will it be in? There was huge interest in this topic at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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Doggone, Fairfax suits up … Howes’ mixed message

Fairfax Media’s ailing band of Melbourne suburban mastheads has a new mascot — Wilbur Weekly — a hulking promotional dog that attends community events to spruik the stable’s offerings and hand out stickers to children. Plus, other media news tid bits.

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Howes: If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t marry a gay person

There are definitely more pressing and important issues for Australia than gay marriage. But since all that has to be done is take six words out of the Marriage Act, we should just do it and quickly move on, writes Paul Howes, national secretary of the AWU.

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Grog: Could the real Paul Howes please stand up?

So-called “faceless” union man Paul Howes has bold visions for the future of the ALP, but sadly you won’t find them in his new book, writes Greg Jericho at Grog’s Gamut.

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Pure Poison Podcast #2

In this week’s Pure Poison Podcast, Jeremy and Dave discuss Paul Howes whining about trolls, America’s-man-shooting-TV-over-Bristol-Palin-dancing incident, “anonymous” anti-Green flyers and more.

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Howes on being a ‘critical friend of Israel’ and union embrace of boycott

The Middle East “quagmire” is largely “the fault of Israel”, according to Paul Howes, national secretary of the Australian Workers Union (AWU).

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Lunch with Richo and the Faceless Man: launching Labor’s progressive manifesto

Is there any finer way of spending an afternoon than sucking on a lobster leg, gargling chardonnay and listening to top-quality political gossip? Margot Saville went to lunch with Richo and the Faceless Man to get the Labor Party gossip.

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