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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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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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