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Crikey Blogs | UNCATEGORIZED |

Dying with Dignity campaigner ‘shut out’ of doctors’ conference

Dr Rodney Syme says the Royal Australasion College of Physicians’ decision to withdraw his invitation to speak is “cowardly” and “insulting”, writes Croakey contributor Marie McInerney

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SOPHIE BENJAMIN | UNCATEGORIZED | 4 UNLOCK?

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Claims of plane hack are plain rubbish — but could MH370 have been hacked?

Claims of hacking a plane have sent conspiracy theorists into a tailspin. The idea of hacking into a plane from your seat is nonsense — but it is possible it can be done elsewhere.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: thumbs up for the budget, but no bounce for the Coalition

Voters like the 2015 budget much more than last year, but don’t think they’ll benefit and don’t think it will help with Australia’s “budget emergency”, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Pel-Air crash victim wins right to compo for PTSD

The case could have wide-ranging implications for victims of future crashes.

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Mad Max revels in burning down the blockbuster

Mad Max: Fury Road is not your momma’s action movie. And it’s deliciously, wickedly fun.

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Three things Di Natale needs to do to reform the Greens

Political commentators agree Richard Di Natale is more policy oriented than his predecessor, so he should review a couple of recent transport issues where the party has lost sight of its progressive rationale.

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CASSIDY KNOWLTON | UNCATEGORIZED | 2 UNLOCK?

A softer, gentler budget ahead

It’s budget day! Humiliated Hockey delivers Rupert’s agenda. Journos to keep schtum in lockup. Crikey fantasy budget: scrap Centrelink; hand out cash. Bob Day’s big idea: abolish the ABC. Adam Bandt a no-show at Di Natale’s drinks. Fairfax journos sprint for the exits. And do the Greens have the stomach to go mainstream?

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Driving Miss Daisy mad: should we take old people off the roads?

The rapidly growing number of elderly drivers is an issue because of their high casualty rates in crashes. A bigger issue though is the growing number who can no longer drive.

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Essential: nannies, retaliation against Indonesia and retirement

While voters continue to look askance at the government’s capacity to handle foreign relations, its nannies policy might be a winner, Essential Report reveals.

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On yer bike: would more motorcycles end urban congestion?

Imagine if the streets of inner-city Australia teemed with small, quiet motorcycles, scooters and bicycles with only the occasional car or truck. Imagine if they looked more like Hanoi than LA.

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‘Grossly inadequate’: NT juvenile detention system in crisis

The NT’s juvenile detention system’s staff are undertrained, operational practices are haphazard and overly punitive, and there have been cover-ups when things go wrong. And the system is doing nothing to rehabilitate the young people it locks up.

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The powerful message of Sukumaran’s art

Myuran Sukumaran’s art speaks for him and says all of the things he no longer can.

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Qantas foams home as jet mishaps further stresses fleet

Qantas faces a contest between higher efficiency and its legendary excellence in engineering and maintenance. Let’s hope it gets it right.

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Diamonds are forever (and so is misery)

If gemstones can be cursed, then blood diamonds out of Africa are leading candidates. Freelance arts journalist Patricia Anderson reports

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