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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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NSW voters disenfranchised … Rudd to give lecture on Chinese conflict … and there’s no better time to offend the Irish …

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What is driving Tony Abbott?

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: in UN attack, Abbott’s slip is showing

Abbott has again decided to kick an institution many Australians strongly support — dubious as the United Nations may be …

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The proud history of Abbott government backflips

The Abbott government has decided it’s going to give a handout to the car industry after all. Crikey takes a look back at some previous broken promises from a government with a very flexible spine.

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Abbott’s Stalinist antecedent

Crikey readers have their say on Tony Abbott’s decision to not fund remote Aboriginal communities.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott’s comments reveal more than a gaffe … government funded tweets … Leyonhjelm’s cat’s nine lives …

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Homelands under the hammer, again, from the aspiring PM for indigenous policy

There is a very good reason many indigenous Australians live in remote communities, and it’s not a “lifestyle choice”, writes Emeritus Professor Jon Altman of Australian National University.

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Rundle: what Abbott means by ‘lifestyle choice’

As a staunch Catholic, Tony Abbott genuinely believes non-Christian societies are inferior. And that is manifesting itself in the closing of 100 WA communities.

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Isentia Index: Policy debate returns from a long nap

Political debate has turned back to policy, as calls for a spill die out.

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Who’s a “friend of Joe”? … leaves are falling in Canberra … happy birthday to Rupert! …

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Essential: Abbott up, kind of — and new Iraq venture opposed

Voters are opposed to Australia’s return to Iraq, while Tony Abbott has improved his standing with voters to merely terrible, in today’s Essential Report.

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Tips and rumours

More claims of sexual harrassment … a new front for the freedom fight … and who’s that with the chubby cheeks?

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How fares Abbott’s recovery strategy?

Tony Abbott’s recovery hinges on whether he can bribe voters to think more positively about him whenever they stop thinking about national security and focus on issues of greater importance.

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