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Abbott blows his carbon budget in first Direct Action auction

With a quarter of its money spent in the first round, has the government’s carbon policy failed straight out of the gate?

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‘The Nats are a waste of space’: Windsor opens up about life in politics

Tony Windsor told a rapt audience at Gleebooks about the problem with the current government, what he thinks of The Australian and who Tony Abbott’s parents might be.

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Business bites: car-policy slash drives rise … Fortescue not so wise … Flash Cash Guy

Axing of salary-sacrifice tax policy leads to earnings rise, Fortescue reveals its desperation, plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Skull? Scol? Skal? What do we say when a PM drinks a beer?

Abbott’s ale action gives us a taste of our booze history, writes Lochlan Morrissey, theoretical linguist and PhD student at Griffith University

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Abbott’s gifts to the IPA: part 4

Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian and former Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook have sifted through all 100 policies promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs and found the Abbott government has promised quite a few of them.

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Abbott’s gifts to the IPA: part 3

Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian and former Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook have sifted through all 100 policies promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs and found the Abbott government has promised quite a few of them.

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Isentia Index: GST carve up in the air as Hockey calls for change

State politics have taken a national bent, with WA fighting to keep its GST revenue.

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How Abbott rewards the IPA: part 2

Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian and former Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook have sifted through all 100 policies promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs and found the Abbott government has promised quite a few of them.

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Essential: voters still (really) down on Abbott

Tony Abbott continues to be deeply unpopular with voters, today’s Essential Report shows, but Bill Shorten has failed to capitalise on it.

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What Abbott has delivered (or promised) to his IPA mates

Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian and former Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook have sifted through all 100 policies promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs and found the Abbott government has promised quite a few of them.

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Pyne’s sleepless nights ahead of 2016 election as Xenophon soars

Tony Abbott’s Coalition is losing footing in former Liberal strongholds. And the party’s stocks in South Australia just keep on sliding, posing serious problems for one colourful frontbencher.

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Isentia Index: Easter holiday sees politicians and media check out for chocolate

Pop stars, reviews and commissions all get Australians talking.

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The winners and losers of Abbott’s energy white paper (SPOILER: Tony likes coal)

In many ways, the Coalition’s energy white paper is a predictable piece of backward-looking falsehoods. But it does make some surprising concessions to a future of renewable energy.

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Rob Oakeshott: with no ‘plan B’, nothing in NSW — or Canberra — will get done

Political parties are good at making big, sweeping promises in the lead-up to an election. But as former independent federal MP Rob Oakeshott asks, does everyone forget the upper house?

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Poll Bludger: ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Mike Baird propping up popularity of embattled PM

NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird is seen by many as a down-to-earth everyman to the extent that, instead of Tony Abbott’s image dragging Baird down, Baird’s popularity is lifting Tony up.

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Mia Freedman’s dad takes on Guy Rundle

Crikey readers, including the father of one of Australia’s most successful businesswomen, discuss issues of the day.

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Isentia Index: detention centre review and budget speculation dominate political news

Political discussion returned to business as usual, despite the release of the damning Moss Review into the Nauru detention centre.

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How Roundup really works

Crikey readers discuss Abbott’s St Patrick’s Day message and other issues of the day.

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The reality of Fraser glossed over after his death

Crikey readers discuss Malcolm Fraser’s death and other issues of the day.

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Confused? So is the government, and the rest of us

The confusion about the government’s fiscal policy isn’t new — it reflects its constant shifting on the budget over several years.

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Rundle: Abbott’s Goebbels gaffe sticks to the script

Tony Abbott follows a strict three-step process to cocking up — and all three were in evidence yesterday with his Goebbels remark.

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Surveillance, discrimination and other fun things to do with data

Crikey readers discuss data retention and other issues of the day.

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Rundle: the Tony Abbott guide to cock-ups in three easy steps

With his Paddy’s Day address, Abbott managed to insult a people who are quite happy to acknowledge that they’re drunks.

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Tips and rumours

Australian veterans snubbed? … Campbell Newman is moving on … and the stupidest laws in Britain …

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Mayne: Turnbull should pursue media reform, despite leaks and his pro-Murdoch PM

Despite being harangued over a damaging leak, Malcolm Turnbull is right to start thinking about media reform. Whether he’ll be able to get the PM and his old mate Rupert Murdoch on board is quite another matter.

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