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High hopes for a Coalition comeback bogged down in scandals

Labor may be stumbling on the latest asylum seeker issue but it had Coalition scandals handed to it on a silver platter throughout the week.

If they’re lucky, Liberal women might achieve equity in 2044

Even with quotas, the pace of change in Labor was deadly slow. The Libs must get moving now.

Penthouse publisher and Yiannopoulos tour organiser fights multiple legal battles

Damien Costas is the subject of a bankruptcy petition signed by multiple companies, including the restaurant that hosted a speaking event for Milo Yiannopoulos.

Nine abandons regional news in TV and print

After less than two years in operation, Nine has closed two of its regional Australian newsrooms in order to cut costs.

Having a yarn: a short history of Aussie journos’ favourite word

Australian Twitter is full of journalists from Bondi to Fitzroy telling everyone to read their latest "yarn". What's the story here?

Morrison’s Christmas Island plan will be a costly disaster

Australia is set for years of costly legal battles — with the possibility of punitive damages — if plans to transfer sick asylum seekers to Christmas Island go ahead.

The Oz fishes for a new scare campaign

As the government offers a re-run of the asylum seeker scare campaign of 2001, News Corp run through the other classics.

Liberal jobs boom gets second wind (but it’s still not shifting wages)

Employment is once again growing very strongly — especially in NSW. So why are they getting zero credit for it from voters?

Should we treat agriculture like any other industry?

Crikey readers discuss Labor's proposed milk floor price and wage stagnation.

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In Denial

From climate change denialists to anti-vaxxers, Australia has its fair share of those who reject scientific consensus (and common wisdom).

Australia needs a royal commission on the pokies 

In the aftermath of the banking royal commission, should we have a royal commission into Australia’s $24 billion-a-year gambling industry?

How would Hayne’s disciplinary body actually work?

Yes this would be a huge step forward, but the devil is in the detail (or the lack thereof).

Morrison would be smart to get cracking on Hayne’s recommendations

Rather than hiding from parliament, there is political advantage in Scott Morrison bringing on extra sittings and going hard, early on Kenneth Hayne's royal commission recommendations.

What Hayne should have done

Kenneth Hayne failed to tackle the structural flaws of the financial industry in his royal commission recommendations. This is what he should have suggested.

A draft apology for the Liberal Party’s colossal banking fuck-up

The Liberals are having trouble saying sorry about the banking royal commission. We're happy to help out.

FYI & Side View
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Get to the PowerPoint

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen's presentation about PowerPoint.

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Sleepless in Sagittarius A*

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: Amazon is leaving New York, maps and legends in space, how quantum mechanics became part of life's rich pageant, and the strange currencies of millennial socialism.

What is the ABC for?

Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.

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Against hope: the global environmental catastrophe has already occurred

We have already reached catastrophic system collapse. Recognising that is the first step to fighting it.

Scott Morrison’s blatant and bungled lie

Scott Morrison's Trump-like lie about financial services yesterday suggests he has no interest in facts at all.

Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies

China hits Australian coal imports with indefinite ban

China has imposed an indefinite ban on coal imports from Australia ahead of strict new quotas, and Labor blasts the Coalition for stacking the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with former Liberal MPs and staffers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Who is Joe Hockey’s mate at the heart of the Helloworld scandal?

Helloworld CEO and Liberal Party treasurer Andrew Burnes was relatively unknown a few days ago. Now, not so much...

Debunking the conspiracy theories about the NSW Greens

Yes, there's friction within the party. But its source isn't as nefarious as some would have you believe.

Labor panders to dairy farmers with ‘harebrained’ milk proposal

Labor's proposal for a floor price for milk reflects an inability to see that agriculture is an industry like any other.

Is The Australian right about solar rebates causing higher electricity prices?

In attacking solar panel rebate schemes, The Australian shows a lack of understanding of how the energy industry even works — or a complete contempt for the facts.

Could high-speed rail be on the agenda this election?

High-speed rail is a tantalising pre-election option, but does it make any sense? Crikey does the maths.

Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7

Free-to-air viability in doubt as companies slash TV value

Southern Cross Austereo has followed Seven West Media in slashing millions from the value of its TV operations.

And the Wankley goes to… GetUp for ripping off journalists’ work without credit

In pushing its campaign to end offshore processing, GetUp published on its Facebook page a slick video interview made by BuzzFeed and the ABC. Not that you would've known that from watching the video.

Expanding calls for ‘digital gangster’ Facebook to be regulated

Attempts to regulate Facebook are growing around the world, and are getting bolder in their demands.

Advertising is facing a historic shift; can Australian media keep up?

It's time to find new ways for advertising to support the discovery of independent news.

‘The government can’t arrest them all’: a look at journalism under Duterte

Crikey speaks to veteran Filipino journalist and activist Inday Espina-Varona about Maria Ressa, Rappler, and the increasing dangers of reporting the news.

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