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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 4 UNLOCK?

Committee recommends (marginally) reining in new security laws — but media still face jail

A parliamentary committee has signed off on the first set of national security reforms, but wants some tightening on controversial proposals.

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UNCATEGORIZED | 10 UNLOCK?

Crikey says: Shorten lacks Crean’s courage on Iraq

The Australian companies making big bucks off war in Iraq. How Cambodia rebuffed Morrison on refugees. Mayne: questions for Packer ahead of Crown AGM. Colombian cyclists in nude fashion faux pas. Why Vic Labor dumped East West Link. The colourful past of Scotland’s ‘No’ man. Sex and death: jihadi brides make for good headlines. Why Shorten’s union schtick doesn’t cut it. And vote aye or die! Groundskeeper Willie’s advice to Scots.

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SALLY WHYTE | UNCATEGORIZED |

Victorian independents hope to pull a McGowan

Independent candidates are popping up in throughout Victoria. They might not win seats, but they hope that they can make the major parties sit up and take notice.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 10

Australia’s whistlebower protections lag in private sector, national security

A new report shows we’re in the back of the pack when it comes to protecting whistleblowers in the private sector and on national security.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 18 UNLOCK?

The deceit at the heart of the terrorism hysteria

The global rise in terrorism in 2013 disguises that it is the West’s intervention in Iraq that is still causing misery and death.

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UNCATEGORIZED | 1 UNLOCK?

Tips and rumours

Korea FTA hiccups … voters targeted by surname in Victoria … a hairy question for the Greens …

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PADDY MANNING | UNCATEGORIZED | UNLOCK?

Where did it go so wrong for NT miner Western Desert?

Western Desert is the latest victim of the iron ore crash, sure, but is there more at play?

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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 5

Coalition’s week that was had a familiar feel

The Coalition had a better week, indeed an almost Howardesque one, as it thrashed out a detail with Clive Palmer, intervened in Iraq and came up with nonsense about regional development.

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JASON WHITTAKER | UNCATEGORIZED |

Anything Goes, even Alan Jones stealing a real actor’s job

Why has Australia’s most heavily subsidised arts company, Opera Australia, cast Alan Jones in its production of Anything Goes? The company’s artistic director, Lyndon Terracini, claims it’s the shock jock’s “wicked sense of humour”. Hmmm, only one of those words accurately describes Jones…

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SALLY WHYTE | UNCATEGORIZED | 7

No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

A lack of specialist care is to blame for deaths and health crises on Manus Island, say insiders.

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