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Crikey Worm: crunch time for the Citizenship Seven

Crikey Worm: crunch time for the Citizenship Seven

Good morning, early birds. The postal survey, the AWU raid, the dual-citizenship scandal -- it all comes to a head for the Coalition. Plus, the government has knocked back a proposal to establish a permanent Indigenous advisory body to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Gillard’s ex calm under pressure at unions commission

Gillard’s ex calm under pressure at unions commission

Julia Gillard's former boyfriend appeared in front of a packed house, giving evidence regarding his (and Gillard's) possible involvement in a union slush fund.

AWU commentator at <em>The Oz</em> forgets to note his Liberal past

AWU commentator at The Oz forgets to note his Liberal past

Beware he who proffers helpful advice about the AWU smear campaign in The Australian.

Time discrepancies and the strange lack of interest in Ashby affair

Time discrepancies and the strange lack of interest in Ashby affair

A peculiar double standard seems to apply in coverage of the Ashby affair versus the AWU scandal, with a blogger the one unveiling possible issues for Tony Abbott.

Obama Birthers take over <em>The Australian</em>

Obama Birthers take over The Australian

The Australian's campaign against Julia Gillard, kicked along by its legal correspondent Chris Merritt, has descended into ancient history and smear. Former Labor leader Mark Latham investigates.

Sentia Media index: politics over policy in Canberra

Sentia Media index: politics over policy in Canberra

It was the politics of Canberra, not the policy, which dominated media headlines, talkback radio and social media chatter this week.

Reith’s backdoor into WorkChoices could work for Abbott

Reith’s backdoor into WorkChoices could work for Abbott

Calls for an inquiry into trade unions could be an effective vehicle for the Coalition to return to aspects of WorkChoices -- without using that hated name.

Essential: Gillard comes out ahead on AWU

Essential: Gillard comes out ahead on AWU

Voters are indifferent to the AWU scandal, but still think the Prime Minister is too soft on asylum seekers.

Julie Bishop on her own legal past: the interview with a partner

Julie Bishop on her own legal past: the interview with a partner

Julie Bishop, the former lawyer who has led the opposition's charge against Julia Gillard over the AWU scandal, clarifies to Crikey her statement that she has never had a relationship with a client.

Gillard’s legal practices ‘less than kosher’ but not unusual: lawyers

Gillard’s legal practices ‘less than kosher’ but not unusual: lawyers

Was Julia Gillard's behaviour as a lawyer acceptable or not? Our legal affairs reporter asks some lawyers whether she breached any rules in working with the union and her partner.