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iSentia index: Lambie leaps as PUP split dominates broadcast coverage

The split between Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party kept the media entertained, but voters just weren’t into the personality politics.

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Hizb ut-Tahrir leader’s murder exposes Abbott’s (and our) ignorance

Tony Abbott has accused Hizb ut-Tahrir of supporting terrorism, and Emma Alberici has accused it of having links to Islamic State. But tell that to the leader of HT recently murdered by IS. Lawyer, author and commentator Irfan Yusuf reports.

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Coalition’s mid-term blues deepen as Abbott looks back to McMahon

The government’s domestic woes deepened this week, and a focus on foreign policy won’t salvage its fortunes.

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iSentia index: G20 a mixed bag for PM, despite Modi magic

G20 coverage dominated the media this week, with PUP troubles providing local relief.

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Tips and rumours

The Victorian Nationals have balls … what’s in a title? … NSW parliament selling books …

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With FTAs like these, who needs China?

While China persists with its counterproductive carrot-and-stick approach to trade, Australia should look to more manageable economic relationships in south-east Asia.

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Poor week for the government, but will Lambie make life easier?

As politics switches focus to the G20 and foreign visitors, the government’s woes continue.

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A little ditty ’bout Tony and Vlad

When did Russia’s kleptocratic, despotic and murderous leader become everyone’s favourite wacky, lovable hunk?

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Xi-Obama deal leaves Abbott with nowhere to hide on climate

The climate action agreement between China and the US removes the assumption on which the Coalition’s entire contradictory approach to climate change is based.

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From ‘shirt-fronting’ to ‘the sidelines’: how Russia reported the Putin-Abbott chinwag

The Australian media has raved about the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Tony Abbott, but Russian media was more interested in Putin’s chivalry, writes Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov.

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iSentia Index: Defence pay, budget woes and a “tense” Putin-Abbott handshake

PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie dominated discussions this week as she agitated for a better defence force pay deal.

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Abbott’s ambitious China free trade agreement a decade in the making

If the Abbott government manages to secure a free trade agreement with China, it will be quite the diplomatic victory, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott’s forgives even when there is no apology … Clive Palmer’s hotel a field of gold? … Preferences on the esplanade in St Kilda …

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A plan for getting tax out of multinational corporations

Crikey readers have their say on taxation, the ABC and the whereabouts of Margie Abbott.

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‘Ditch toxic Tony!’ — and other headlines you’ll never read

If a Labor government had performed as poorly as this one, the media coverage would be very different.

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China’s political fox hunt calls for some shirt-front diplomacy

Instead of quietly bowing to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party to help net fugitive Chinese officials, the Abbott government should be leveraging the opportunity to agitate for the release of Australians questionably imprisoned in China.

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iSentia index: climate change and horse racing dominate discussion

The Melbourne Cup provided a brief respite from the argy-bargy over climate change action.

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Tips and rumours

Open warfare in the Greens … Michael Danby likes cats … are FIFO workers exposed to Legionnaire’s?

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Public had a right to know about the content of Peris’ emails

Crikey readers have their say on Nova Peris’ leaked emails and Abbott’s calls for a “mature debate”.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott’s media standards revealed … Jedi mind tricks and money … heroin allowed in the House of Reps? …

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From pinko plots to political masturbation: what pollies thought in their salad days

Christopher Pyne and Joe Hockey were staunch advocates for free university education, but Tony Abbott was seeing reds under the bed.

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iSentia index: budget negotiations drag on as voters lose interest

Even the most hardcore political junkies are tiring of the government’s dog-whistling on terrorism, asylum seekers and the budget.

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iSentia index: Ebola finally gets some attention in a slow week for politics

The death of Gough Whitlam sparked discussion in what had been an otherwise quiet week.

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Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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Tips and rumours

The PM believes in radio … working for the dole as a journo … preference gossip in Victoria …

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