May, 2016

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Tips and rumours

, May 24, 2016

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Typos hurt ... energetic donations ... bat Bhathal ...

It all started so well with the NBN

, May 24, 2016

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Chifley tried to nationalise the banks in the late 40s. The law was passed but was declared invalid by the High Court (confirmed by the Privy Council in London). The Banking Bill of Menzies (1951) which was the basis of the Double Dissolution, simply removed the capacity of the Government to directly control the Commonwealth Bank, thereby relieving the private banks of its aggressive competition.

In a double dissolution, who gets three-year terms and who gets the full six?

, May 18, 2016

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All senators have to fight for their seats in a double dissolution election, but some are only elected for three years. How do we determine who gets the short straw?
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Essential: voters back double dissolution, but not company tax cuts

, Mar 30, 2016

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Malcolm Turnbull's double dissolution ploy has support from voters but would he win an election? It's a tough call, according to today's Essential Report.
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Play at home! Senate Snakes and Ladders

, Mar 22, 2016

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What happens if the Senate passes the ABCC bills? What if it adds unpalatable amendments? Play Crikey's Senatorial Snakes and Ladders, fun for all the family!

Essential: Turnbull’s gambit doesn’t turn off voters, with ABCC bill support on the rise

, Mar 22, 2016

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There's voter support for Malcolm Turnbull's double dissolution plan, today's Essential Report shows. And what do men and women think constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace?

How do we get to a July 2 election? Five Senatorial plays

, Mar 22, 2016

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Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to force a double dissolution election could blow up in his face.

Poll Bludger: on the constitutional arcana wily Mal used to recall Parliament

, Mar 22, 2016

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Malcolm Turnbull's decision to recall Parliament is not without precedent.
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Media briefs: a showdown or an ambush? … what price exposure … Gawker bankrupt? …

, Mar 22, 2016

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How the media reported Turnbull's announcement. And other media tidbits of the day.
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Tips and rumours

, Mar 22, 2016

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Ricky Muir Party? ... Labor movements ... life imitating art ...