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The leak that saved the RET, good for jobs and energy prices

Reneging on the RET wouldn’t just cost jobs, it would actually increase electricity prices as well, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

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Senate voting blocs more complicated than they appear

Crikey readers share their thoughts on metadata, the Senate and other issues of the day.

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What’s Team Australia’s strategy?

Crikey readers talk the Abbott government and the Murdoch press.

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iSentia index: the Miley, Clive and Abbott show

The twerk team assembled this week, as media focus turned back home after weeks of foreign news.

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Tips and rumours

Fairfax’s new app … the Markson and Williams video that wasn’t … Joe Hockey’s staffing rumours …

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Rundle: the government’s Escherian spiral to nowhere

Are the adults really in charge? Not even the Coalition knows.

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Let’s hope porn connoisseurs can stop anti-terror laws — as Muslims leaders won’t

The Abbott government’s proposed anti-terror laws should be repelled by a unified front of civil libertarians and Muslims. Unfortunately, some groups have been lax in their duty, writes Irfan Yusuf.

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Captain Pander rehearses some tired terror rituals

We’re rehearsing many of the terrorism rituals that took place in the lead-up to the Iraq War, including the targeting of the Muslim community.

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Tips and rumours

Few guests for Abbott in Adelaide … Sydney arts community reacts to job losses … News Corp papers in hospital bins …

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Different names for the same thing

Crikey readers share their thoughts on the state of NSW Labor and the impact the church has on current affairs.

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Coalition’s recovery levels off — and a Hockey return to form is needed

The Coalition’s polling recovery in the wake of the MH17 tragedy has left it just shy of Labor; it still needs a boost to recover its lead.

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What we will lose if Scotland becomes independent

Crikey readers talk Tony Abbott, Scottish independence and the budget emergency.

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Rundle: Tony Abbott, Australia’s most powerful sycophant

Many voted for Abbott because they believed him to be a hard-headed warrior, but the reality has turned out to be different to the myth.

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iSentia index: Federal ministers struggle with words and NSW ICAC claims two more scalps

It was a week of gaffes and general embarrassments for MPs at state and federal level.

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Essential: Australians reject data retention, Abbott gains ground on Shorten

The latest Essential Report shows the only segment of the community that supports data retention is the one that uses IT least, and Tony Abbott records his best approval rating since April.

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Racism, double dissolutions and the ABS

Crikey readers pour cold water on hysteria over double dissolutions and bigotry.

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So much for ‘real Tony’, the pragmatist

Attempts to portray the government as newly “pragmatic” are more interesting for the light they shed on political communication than telling us anything about politicians.

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How journalists (except Guy Rundle) make a hash of science reporting

Crikey readers are full of praise for Guy Rundle.

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Poll Bludger: Abbott’s ‘women problem’

A deeper look into post-election polling trends reveals historical distinctions in how men and women react to leaders and political events — and why Tony Abbott may have real cause for concern with the female vote.

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Metadata and content: a distinction without difference

Anyone still pushing the angle that stuff called “metadata” is less revealing than stuff called “content” is either a fool or a liar, writes Stilgherrian.

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The curious case of Galilee Basin coal

Despite falling demand for coal and enormous climate consequences, the Abbott and Newman governments are pushing full steam ahead to open the world’s biggest coal mines.

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On racist cartoons

Crikey readers have their say on racist cartoons, Eddie Obied and World War I.

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An insider’s take on job seekers and human resources

Crikey readers have their say on the Coalition’s job seekers requirements and other news of the day.

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iSentia index: a big week in international news puts Bishop on top

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dominated news coverage, despite the political struggles back in Australia.

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Will anyone miss Nielsen polling?

As the last ever Nielsen poll is published, the Coalition may be hoping for too much if they’re expecting an opinion poll bounce in the wake of Abbott’s handling of MH17.

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