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Media briefs: eating roos … who wore it better … Lewis’ ABC? …

The Press Council’s ruling on that infamous kangaroo piece. And other media tidbits of the day.

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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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Training, lifeboats and asylum seekers in the ‘battle space’

The legal and operational framework for forcing asylum seekers into lifeboats and towing them back to Indonesia has become a little clearer, despite the government’s secrecy efforts.

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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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Media briefs: ANZ news … Sat papers … HuffPo Korea …

The Huffington Post is launching Korea, which is one step closer to a planned Australian launch. Plus fun with Photoshop at The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Look beyond Manus to see the real asylum seekers

Crikey readers talk Manus Island, Operation Sovereign Borders and the situation in Thailand.

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Can’t handle the truth? On the front line in the Coalition’s war on scrutiny

The soldier heading “Operation Sovereign Borders” is indeed engaged in a political cover-up. Other bureaucrats aren’t quite so skilled. Crikey compares some key hearings in Canberra yesterday.

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Will Labor’s reform momentum now grind to a halt?

Bill Shorten’s election as Labor leader might end the “phony war” post-election period. But Labor must continue to consider party reform.

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Albo v Bill: Butler, Feeney rally troops for Labor leadership

The battle between Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese for the Labor Leadership is ratcheting up. David Feeney will lead Shorten’s campaign, pitting him against Mark Butler for “Albo”.

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Love will tear us apart at Albo’s campaign launch

Plenty of old and new Laborites at Anthony Albanese’s campaign launch, but do the rank-and-file actually have any real say in who will be the leader?

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No deal: Left tell Shorten and Conroy to sort out spat

The Labor Party’s Left have told the bickering Victorian Right to take a cold shower and come and see them again when they’ve sorted out their differences.

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Rudd’s caucus debacle in Balmain’s ALP theme park

Feral protesters, horrendous traffic and the riot police: whose stupid idea was it to have the Labor caucus meeting in Balmain of all places? Crikey’s Sydney correspondent jostled with the press pack.

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Vic Labor at war over Senate, Hotham

The Victorian ALP has received five nominations for the number three spot on the party’s Senate ticket vacated by David Feeney.

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iSentia index: it’s all about Labor

Tony Abbott is the only Coalition politician in the top 20 this week as K-Rudd’s ascendancy and cabinet reshuffle take centre stage.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has taken political communication to a massive high point with his performance last night on Lateline.

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Live odds: mishandled by everyone, from first to last

The live odds ban is a debacle presided over by broadcasters, the gambling industry, sports administrators and politicians. And it’s not a healthy sign, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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You’ll love the How Fast is the NBN site … until you read this

A clever website purporting to show the difference between the speed of Labor’s NBN and the Coalition’s broadband plan has gone viral — but is it a fair and accurate representation? We fact-check How Fast is the NBN.

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Tim Watts blazing trail towards ALP glory in dirty Gellibrand fight

A former adviser to Stephen Conroy looks the goods to succeed Nicola Roxon for Victoria’s safe ALP seat of Gellibrand, where a nasty preselection battle looks likely to spill over into other seats.

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Ninety billion maybes: 13 questions about Turnbull’s NBN

Some time this week we will see “the 12-page costing” for the Coalition’s broadband policy. Stilgherrian lists 13 questions to ask as you flip through the pages.

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Crikey analysis: how the papers responded to media reform

Crikey crunches the numbers on how the newspapers have covered the federal government’s proposed media reforms — and finds the coverage heavily negative, with few alternative views presented.

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Crikey says: a lopsided debate on media reform

A magnum of pinot noir to celebrate an alleged dodgy deal: another day at ICAC. Remember when News Ltd backed media reform? Bernard Keane does. Oliver Yates’ $10 billion green warchest. Your invite to dinner with Rupert Murdoch. And is Nathan Tinkler finally broke?

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Freedom of speech at risk? How Conroy’s advocate could hurt

Is Stephen Conroy’s Public Interest Media Advocate a threat to free speech? Crikey digs into the detail to find out just what power the position will hold.

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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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Conroy’s ‘quick and dirty’ committee to rule on media marriages

The “perfunctory” committee established to investigate Stephen Conroy’s media reforms is unlikely to get media industry unanimity, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Conroy’s public interest test in international perspective

Labor’s proposed public interest test for media ownership changes has drawn howls of protest. Matthew Knott examines how the proposal compares with the UK and US.

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