May, 2018

Tips and rumours

, May 01, 2018

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Dasher's new gig? Bluenotes' conspicuous silence. Plus, ASIC's Twitter stuff-up.

Stability? Shorten throws an uneasy Labor pact into chaos

, Oct 21, 2016

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The Victorian stability pact has prevented outright war in Labor. Bill Shorten has unbalanced it, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly .
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Tips and rumours

, Oct 11, 2016

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Free TV spruiker now at SBS ... is Gavin Marshall on the way out? ... Andrew Bogut corrects his "expletives" ...

Labor branch stacking becomes an arms race, with Stability Pact a possible casualty of war

, Aug 23, 2016

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The Conroy-aligned Right faction and Carr-aligned Left faction have daggers drawn in Victorian Labor. And Kim Carr could be the first casualty. Labor insider Ben Chiefly gives a behind-the-curtain look at the machinations of Victorian Labor.
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Tips and rumours

, Apr 15, 2016

Prime ministerial guns ... Labor practising their electioneering ... stop with the continuity and change ...

Innovation! Turn to the left. Innovation! Turn to the right …

, Dec 07, 2015

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"Innovation policy" is a big challenge for policymakers. And they tend to let their ideology dictate how they approach it.
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Media briefs: Gillard’s old knife … SMH in Ashes … psychic pains …

, Jul 12, 2013

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Everyone's talking about Ashes debutante Ashton Agar's brilliant knock overnight. The Daily Telegraph shoehorned the story onto the front page but it was buried in The Sydney Morning Herald.
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Carr and cars: policy behind Rudd’s ‘make things’ pledge

, Jun 28, 2013

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Kim Carr is set for promotion to cabinet under Kevin Rudd, along with a renewed focus on innovation -- and possibly more manufacturing subsidies. The fallout over the leadership continues.
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Buckets of ink on what’s wrong with Labor

, Jun 13, 2013

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Every publisher in the country is releasing at least one political book this year, and although they vary in style, there’s really only one overarching theme: "What the F-ck is Wrong with the Labor Party?"
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

, Apr 04, 2013

The gender bias in scientific studies, plus other political issues of the day.