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Operation Secretive Bureaucrats: it just keeps expanding

The cancer of Operation Sovereign Borders is extending into ever more absurd areas — including public statements of Scott Morrison himself.

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Bob Brown on the Greens’ preference deals

Crikey readers have their say on the Julia Gillard interviews, the US shutdown and Greens preferences in the senate.

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Tips and rumours

RBA who’s who … story behind troubled trucking company … found: one missing ex-environment minister …

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It’s Family First’s Day thanks to Greens preferences in Senate race

A Greens preference deal has snared votes for Sarah Hanson-Young while funneling preferences to conservative former HR Nicholls Society board member Bob Day, who has the effective balance of power.

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Greens post-mortem: back to 2004, and questions to be answered

The Greens election result has taken them back to 2004 in terms of their national vote. They need to determine how it went wrong after Bob Brown left.

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If Hanson-Young can sue Zoo, what about those Daily Tele shockers?

Sarah Hanson-Young has a good case against Zoo for a photoshopped bikini photo. And defamation lawyers tell Crikey the case could give other editors some pause for thought.

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Lazy voters + broken system = sport, motoring lobbies in Senate

Almost a quarter of Australians voted for small parties in the Senate this time around, and the bizarre flow of preferences has elected very strange micro-parties. Here’s the state of play.

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iSentia index: Abbott the king of news, talkback and social

Tony Abbott snared more media mentions than the Prime Minister, as Labor’s campaign loses steam.

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Greens try for rebranding in the face of a falling vote

The Greens are on track to underperform compared with the 2010 election. In which case, getting your competitor to differentiate you isn’t such a bad strategy.

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Sentia Media index: Armstrong tops state pollie peloton

Moving up the Sentia Media political index this week were state politicians Campbell Newman and Jay Weatherill, while Lance Armstrong nearly doubled Julia Gillard’s coverage figures thanks to his Oprah confessional.

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Greens crack-up in Sydney as SHY backs rival candidate

Was Sarah Hanson-Young backing a rival candidate to the Greens for the upcoming Sydney by election race? She says she was just supporting a friend but party hacks aren’t happy.

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Gruen: scripted questions are nothing new in Canberra

Is it any wonder that people sometimes make what they end up conceding are “errors of judgment” in an environment such as this, asks Nicholas Gruen?

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Allan Asher: the bell tolls for thee

Commonwealth Ombudsman Allan Asher will have the blow torch applied to his belly this week over revelations that he scripted questions for Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, writes Matthew Knott.

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Don’t waste your first time

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young warns young people about losing their political virginities: don’t waste your first time and make sure you practise safe polling.

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Sarah Hanson-Young: When will Kev and Tony end this human rights violation?

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott needs to stop reigning in their parties so tightly and let individual pollies stand up make a conscience vote on gay marriage, writes Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

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Sarah Hanson-Young: ‘Rudd, how does it feel to look in the mirror and see Howard?’

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young blasts the outdated Christmas Island detention centre, the insulting language pollies use for refugees and the fact that John Howard’s ghost still haunts immigration.

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Bernard Keane’s bits and bobs

Liberal Party of Tas plus Exclusive Brethren. Anna Bligh on accountability and Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young on comfort women.

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David Jones unhappy with ad agency?

From a Crikey tipster today: Well-sourced rumour is that David Jones are mightily displeased that their advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi dumped them in it by making pre-teen girls in its ads look sexy.

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Baby on board: the kind of stunt the Greens crave

Claims that federal politics is “one of the least family-friendly occupations in the country” are simply absurd nonsense, writes Former Liberal Party Senator Noel Crichton-Browne.

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Baby in the chamber: the ugly anti-family face of parliament

Our Parliamentary standards are still stuck in a Victorian era of old white male legislators, writes Bernard Keane.

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Anti-family attitudes are embedded in our parliament

Do we want mothers of young children (and hopefully fathers with child care responsibilities) to be MPs or not? asks Senator Sue Boyce.

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Stay at home, Senator, and raise your children

I don’t think that the primary care-givers of children should be parliamentarians, writes Helen Razer.

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Getting to know the Senate

Maiden speeches from our new Senators…

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