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Deep in debt, can Nauru survive if Australia closes its detention centre?

Australia is set to give Nauru nearly $30 million in aid this financial year, but it won’t be enough to fix the island nation’s financial problems.

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Morrison seals refugees’ Cambodian fate — but for how many?

The Australian government will give Cambodia $40 million a year to take some of the refugees currently on Nauru. But will the deal involve five or 1000?

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Cambodia refugee deal costs soar, with moral price immeasurable

Scott Morrison’s new refugee deal with Cambodia has no cap on the number of people to be “resettled” in one of Asia’s poorest nations.

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RACV elections a done deal? … Harold Holt — we’ve found him! … Liberal candidate jumps the gun …

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Media briefs: Figments of Devine’s imagination … Stanley cops it … Mission accomplished …

It took a while, but Wendy Bacon has hit back at that Miranda Devine article. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Iraq debacle complicates Johnston’s tenure at Russell Hill

The demise of inept defence minister David Johnston may no longer be so imminent given we’re now at war… or something.

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Morrison fumes, Cambodia asylum seeker deal stalls

Australia’s plan to send refugees to Cambodia might not come to fruition, as the Cambodian government is dragging its feet.

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How army rankings translate to civilian middle management

Crikey readers have their say on terror threat levels, the real meaning of “moomba” and other issues of the day.

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Tips and rumours

Ministers’ defensive manouvres … Palmer’s Coolum competition … Leyonhjelm’s staff an interesting bunch

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Bureau of Regret: when spammers attack

Border Force and Team Australia couldn’t save Scott Morrison from a Twitter hacking over the weekend.

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iSentia index: Gaza, Justin Bieber and Ricky Muir spark discussion

Social media came into its own this week, as international events continued to dominate the local news agenda.

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iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

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iSentia index: with fancy footwork, Clive outshines them all

Clive Palmer certainly knows how to keep his name in the paper.

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iSentia index: Popes, PUP and that infamous wink

Budget woes were basically forgotten following the PM’s ABC Radio wink.

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Crikey says: Morrison needs to come clean on Manus

What ASIO knows about you. Morrison spins Manus violence report. Why we can’t blame misogyny for Santa Barbara massacre. SA’s Hamilton-Smith defects to Labor government. And a radical way to save the arts.

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Cornall report does no one — and not Morrison — any credit

The report into the death of Reza Barati is only a partial one, but it reflects poorly on Scott Morrison’s efforts to spin the tragedy.

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Fear and hypocrisy will only get you so far

Crikey readers have their say on broken promises and on-water matters.

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Operation Secretive Bureaucrats: the cover-up list

All the things the federal government says are “on-water matters” so must stay secret from the public.

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iSentia index: budget, Border Force and Beyonce

It was Joe Hockey’s week in the sun, with the release of his first federal budget.

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Saville’s Shout: cost of asylum seekers … eat fat … Angel eyes …

Listening to Scott Morrison talk up OSB is a great way to put yourself in a funereal mood. Plus, why carbs are more dangerous than fat.

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Cambodia not a safe place for Australian refugees — or anyone else

The Australian government appears to have struck a deal with Cambodia to house 100 refugees in exchange for a massive increase in foreign aid. But Cambodia is far from a safe place to settle.

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A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

Want to run Australia’s immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Serco might not retain it.

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Tips and rumours

Morrison inks $40 million deal with Cambodia? … Qld Libs go on refugee pub crawl (sigh) … better news for Barrett Brown …

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iSentia index: Knights, dames and boats

Prime Minister Tony Abbott was back at the top of the charts this week, with his latest announcements proving particularly unpopular.

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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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