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Tips and rumours: Hastie relations?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is in Western Australia today to lend his support to the Liberal candidate for the seat of Canning, Andrew Hastie, the ex-SAS officer who seems to be have come from a 3D printer programmed with Tony Abbott’s dreams. In a profile in The Saturday Paper this weekend, Hastie told the Liberal Party’s Western […]

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‘Pervasive culture of secrecy’: how Immigration ignores abuse on Nauru

Outsourcing of accountability and poor contracts have enabled the Department of Immigration to remain ignorant of sexual and child abuse on Nauru, a senate committee has found.

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Tips and Rumours: Remember when?

While Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Australian Border Force Commissioner blame the media for reading their press release and pledge to investigate their “processes,” a tipster tells us the history between the two goes back quite a distance: “It seems not to be common media knowledge that Peter Dutton and Roman Quaedvlieg were both apparently […]

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Essential: is your party too far to the left or the right?

Voters are still gloomy about the economy, and prefer Labor’s version of the NBN, today’s Essential Report shows.

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Tips and rumours

Do Peter Dutton and Roman Quaedvlieg have a history? … Dyson Heydon’s computer illiteracy … Sharri’s scoop from dear old dad …

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Tips and rumours: Papers, please?

Late on Friday, as the protesters who thwarted the Australian Border Force’s Operation Fortitude dispersed around the city, photos appeared on social media of City of Melbourne officers fining pedestrians for littering, and they were heard to be asking people “how long have you been in the country?”. While the City of Melbourne isn’t among […]

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Has MH370 really been found? More Malaysia Airlines screw-ups mean we still don’t know

Was the debris found on La Reunion Island from MH370? If only Malaysia Airlines kept accurate records we might know by now …

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Border Farce at home in Abbott’s shambolic dystopia

The debacle of Operation Fortitude is the bureaucratic consequence of the Abbott government’s deliberate trampling of basic rights.

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Does taking public transport actually make you healthier?

A new US study finds that mode share and accessibility by public transport aren’t correlated significantly with health outcomes. If the study’s right, how could that be?

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Double standards, Crikey?

Crikey readers have their say on Julia Gillard, marriage equality, Mark Latham and the Kurds.

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Tips and rumours: report from the Brandis meeting we were banned from

Brandis’ arts fiesta. On Wednesday we reported that Minister for the Arts George Brandis would be in conversation with Liberal MP Kelly O’Dwyer at an arts forum, held yesterday, but O’Dwyer herself told Crikey’s Ben Eltham he wasn’t welcome, because having a journalist present could stifle the opinions of her constituents. But Crikey’s excellent tipsters delivered the goods. It was quite […]

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Want economic reform? Here’s someone who could deliver it

Effective implementation of an economic reform agenda requires voter trust and a capacity to communicate effectively, Only one Liberal possesses those qualities.

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Hunt caught out: Carmichael failure breached parliamentary guarantee

Greg Hunt’s failure to do adhere to legal requirements for the approval of the Carmichael mine explicitly broke a commitment Hunt made to parliament in 2013.

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What Helen Razer learnt at a romance fiction conference

The tough-minded ladies who write romance fiction have to have a certain turn of phrase, but they also have to understand the real meaning of love.

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NT Health Minister says caring for old people isn’t worth the cost

John Elferink has advanced some pretty outrageous ideas about aged care. Here are the facts.

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Why are we committing to road projects that cost more than they’re worth?

Victoria’s Auditor-General reckons the government hasn’t properly assessed the unsolicited proposal from toll operator Transurban for the widening of CityLink and Tullamarine freeways.

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There is no Middle Eastern solution without dealing with Assad

It’s a most convenient case of good timing: barely a week after the head of Parliament’s Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security called for Australia to start bombing Islamic State militants in Syria, we have learnt via a report in the government’s favoured media outlet that the United States has asked Australia provide greater support […]

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Government’s war on transparency shifts to tax avoidance

The committee investigating multinational tax avoidance has recommended a suite of transparency measures to improve accountability for large companies. But the government implacably opposes it.

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Our pathetic, do-nothing government

Sheer volume of legislation isn’t necessarily a metric of good government: it can certainly be true that sometimes the government that governs least governs best. But right now Parliament is, quite literally, running out of legislation to debate — not because the government is in the grip of a libertarian orthodoxy, but because it refuses to bring […]

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West Papua crash exposes our grubby little xenophobia

Yes, Indonesian carrier Trigana is on a European banned list. But Air France isn’t, and it has had many more fatalities.

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Remorselessly dumb: why was MH17 allowed to fly over a war zone?

Malaysia Airlines allowed a passenger jet to fly over war-torn eastern Ukraine. As a result, 298 people died. Now we ask, who’s to blame?

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Hold onto your tinfoil hats, MH370 has not definitively been found

The good news: bits of a passenger plane might have been found on a remote island. The bad news: Overly zealous beach-combers have burnt them.

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