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Poll Bludger: war is good business for the Greens

As Labor falls in line with the Coalition on Iraq, the Greens pick up support among doves.

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iSentia index: war, politics and Kimye

War managed to trump celebrity gossip this week, but only just.

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Crikey Clarifier: what exactly is a high terror alert?

On Friday Prime Minister Tony Abbott raised the terror threat level to “high”, suggesting a terrorist attack is “likely”. Should we all be at panic stations? Crikey intern Toli Papadopoulos explains.

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Abbott, the nervy pugilist who may or may not have taken us to war

Tony Abbott’s eagerness to get involved in the “war” against Islamic State obscures how little we know what we’re doing in Iraq, or with whom we’re doing it.

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Abbott has made Australia less safe — so he’s right to lift the threat level

Tony Abbott’s announcement that the terrorism threat level has been raised is correct — after all, he has taken a deliberate decision that will make Australians less safe, and done so for political purposes.

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Poll Bludger: Abbott’s dismal poll performance the worst since Whitlam

There has not been much of a honeymoon period for the Abbott government, with approval for the government and for Abbott dismally low.

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iSentia index: one year on, is Tony Abbott the foreign affairs PM?

The Abbott government’s most popular minister has had a good run in the media this week, unlike many of her cabinet counterparts.

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Essential: voters disapprove of Iraq venture, and it’s not helping Abbott

Voters narrowly oppose intervention in Iraq, and the focus on security and international matters isn’t helping the Abbott government, today’s Essential Report shows.

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The report cards are in — how our PM stacks up one year on

Media commentators have all filed their report cards for the Abbott government’s first year in office. The different reports share some striking similarities, writes Crikey’s intern Andrei Ghoukassian.

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They’ll never take our freedom: Scottish independence vote gaining ground

Scots may well take the view that it’s time to make their own history, despite protests from Tony Abbott, the Tories and the Murdoch press. Freelance journalist Alex Mitchell reports.

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Pink batts commission hands Abbott four explosive problems

Tony “the infrastructure Prime Minister” Abbott may well find that the report by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program comes back to burn him, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

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iSentia index: military action and axing taxes dominates discussion

A surge in international conflicts has kept our defence-related politicians in the media spotlight.

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Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

The government’s intervention in Iraq has been agreed without the claimed support of Iraq. But Labor is docilely following Abbott.

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Government breaches its own terror laws in returning to Iraq

In arming the Kurdish regional government, Tony Abbott is helping a proscribed terrorist organisation and placing Australians at greater risk of terrorist attack.

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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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