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Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Australia’s first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

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Tips and rumours

Rural doctor scholarship to go? … No sure tomorrow for Today Tonight … Dennis Shanahan into the sunset? … Pollies in economy — the sad tales …

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Expenses scandal: the rules leading MPs into temptation

Lead me not into temptation, oh Finance Department … governance expert Stephen Bartos explains how the rules around MPs’ entitlements encourage unscrupulous pollies to claim, claim, claim.

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Brough, Jones, Riewoldt, Albrechtsen: our most sexist crowned

It’s a gong no one wants, the Ernie awards for sexist remarks have been dished out over an evening at NSW Parliament.

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Disillusionment sets in early for a government that promised better

The travel expenses scandal will hasten the inevitable voter disillusionment that happens to all governments.

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Politicians need to be more forthcoming while in office

Crikey readers have their say on MP expense claims and former Bendigo MP Steve Gibbons.

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Nick Xenophon hits back at Bob Brown

Crikey readers have their say on Greens senate preferences, ASIC and the ATO.

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The extreme winners and losers — outliers from an election

We have a Coalition majority and a Senate that is shaping up to be pretty interesting, but what about the unsung place-getters? Crikey intern Angelo Risso crunches the numbers.

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Tips and rumours

Seafood haunts Slipper? … News Corp protest … dirty poster tricks in Melbourne …

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It’s Slipper v Brough, a battle of Shakespearean ennui

Freelance journalist James Rose is in the infamous seat of Fisher, with Peter Slipper on one side, Mal Brough on the other and apathy as far as the eye can see in between.

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Tips and rumours

Cranky K-Rudd makes an appearance in the make-up chair … The Age refuses to suspend subscriptions … Salary packaging firms go on the attack …

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Droning on

Crikey readers have their say about American drones in Australia and paying for pollies’ indiscretions.

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iSentia index: it must be election season …

The major parties are getting the lion’s share of media coverage, and they are likely to continue to do so until the election, whenever that may be.

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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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Fond farewells: more valedictory speeches from departing MPs

We say goodbye to many long-serving parliamentarians this week, including Rob Oakeshott and Stephen Smith, Crikey intern Bension Siebert collected the best thoughts from them.

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Media reform: how the House crossbenchers will vote

Bandt, Slipper, Windsor, Katter, Oakeshott, Thomson, Crook: they all stand in the way of Stephen Conroy’s media reforms. So how will they vote? Crikey intern Carrington Clarke asked them.

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Poll Bludger’s Seat of the Week: Fisher

Despite an avalanche of controversy, polling indicates Mal Brough will have little trouble winning the Sunshine Coast seat of Fisher from its equally contentious incumbent, Peter Slipper, writes William Bowe.

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Time discrepancies and the strange lack of interest in Ashby affair

A peculiar double standard seems to apply in coverage of the Ashby affair versus the AWU scandal, with a blogger the one unveiling possible issues for Tony Abbott.

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Salvos doing a dirty job, but someone had to do it

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

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Crikey Calling #4: the Peter Slipper affair

In this week’s Christmas party hangover edition of Crikey Calling, Bernard is joined by editor Jason Whittaker and deputy editor Cathy Alexander to talk about the fallout from the Peter Slipper-James Ashby ruling and also predict what might happen in federal politics in 2013.

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Coalition with questions to answer

Crikey readers weigh in.

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Media briefs: Bolt’s breach … 2012 radio ratings … Tele buries Slipper …

Andrew Bolt has gotten into trouble with the press watchdog over his climate change coverage. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Richard Farmer’s political snippets: Libs a bunch of gutless wonders

The Liberals ran away in fear yesterday when it came to commenting on the Slipper case, as well they might. A truly disgraceful episode.

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Peter Slipper case: why Mark McInnes is grinning

Former David Jones chief Mark McInnes might be feeling quietly vindicated after Justice Rares’ judgment in the Slipper trial. The same lawyer has been slammed by the judge for his tactics.

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Gina isn’t that bad

Crikey readers weigh in.

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