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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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iSentia index: football, foreign affairs and finance dominate

It’s rare for state politicians to make national news, but controversial WA MP Troy Buswell has managed it — and not for the first time.

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Essential: Coalition back into the lead despite underwhelming voters

While voters aren’t impressed by the government, the Coalition has regained its lead — and there remains a substantial core of voters who want to get even tougher on asylum seekers.

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iSentia index: Senators and state elections hog the media

Senator Stephen Conroy was the most unexpected entry onto this week’s lists.

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When governments drape a flag over their secrets, we need whistleblowers

The Coalition government is the most secretive of the modern era — except when it’s in its interests to share information. In that environment, we need whistleblowers more than ever.

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iSentia index: Manus Island dominates discussion

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison came close to being the most talked-about politician this week, following events on Manus Island.

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Our very own Colonel Blimp

Crikey readers have their say about Immigration Scott Morrison and whether you should send your child to private school.

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Morrison’s use of asylum seeker death unravels as facts come back to bite

Scott Morrison’s insistence on using an asylum seeker’s death as a political tool has left him exposed, as his initial claim about Manus Island was quickly shown to be false.

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Abbott government wants nothing to do with us plebs

Crikey readers have their say on the Immigration Department’s asylum seeker privacy breach, the truth about green spin and Anzac Day.

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Now Morrison puts his foot in it: comments compound asylum seeker threat

Scott Morrison has compounded a serious data breach by the Department of Immigration by providing the location of documents that reveal personal information on asylum seekers.

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iSentia index: Manus, money, movie stars dominate the discussion

A big week of scrutiny for the government, thanks to Manus Island and possibly dodgy ministerial staffers.

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Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: doom, gloom and stupidity edition

It turns out that those on the Left side of politics are smarter than those on the Right … plenty of people claim to have god on their side … climate change could end us all in 20 years …

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Death on Manus Island: the govt is offshoring the accountability

The government lost control of the Manus Island detention centre, and people are dead and seriously injured as a result. There must be full transparency in establishing what happened on our watch there.

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Finger pointing before the royal commission begins

Crikey readers talk the good old days of architecture, politicians and their lookalike animals, and what the government can expect from its royal commission.

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Dangerous brinkmanship with Indonesia could have disastrous consequences

Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison are playing a dangerous game with Indonesia. Unless someone starts taking responsibility Australia could find itself in a mess, says former diplomat Bruce Haigh.

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iSentia index: bushfires, boats and bans (oh my)

A big media week for politicians at state and federal levels, with all manner of disasters to mollify.

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Australia should leave Nauru alone — we’re doing more harm than good

Journalist and Pacific islands researcher Nic Maclellan argues that calls for Canberra to intervene in Nauru’s judicial crisis underplay Australia’s responsibility for the current mess.

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Essential: public backs Abbott’s asylum seeker ‘war’

An Essential poll has found the Coalition’s tough line on asylum seekers is popular with the public, who don’t think most are genuine refugees. And people remain fairly evenly split on whether anthropogenic climate change is real.

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iSentia index: culture wars fuel debate with pollies and the peanut gallery

Christopher Pyne’s plan to rid the school curriculum of “left-wing bias” kept people talking across all media.

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Media briefs: Trioli to AM … Morrison’s work … Jihadi mystery …

More movement at the ABC as Trioli returns to radio. And other media tidbits.

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Welcome to Elysium

Crikey readers talk Cory Bernardi, the “gold standard” of families and asylum seekers.

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Tips and rumours

How super funds check your pulse … which mayor’s fiancee dresses in newspaper? … let’s hear it for monashit.edu.au …

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