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Replacing the entire media with these geniuses sounds like a great idea

Replacing the entire media with these geniuses sounds like a great idea

Listen. Engage. Make very little sense to the average person.

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

Cap in hand in Canberra: how Australian media execs do business

Cap in hand in Canberra: how Australian media execs do business

The first instinct of Australia's biggest businesses isn't to innovate but to go to Canberra to demand help, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Keen to evade data retention? Here’s how to choose a VPN

Keen to evade data retention? Here’s how to choose a VPN

There are readily accessible ways of evading the government's mass surveillance scheme, but you'll need to assess what's best for you, technology consultant Dave Sag writes.

Essential: voters don’t trust companies on data retention

Essential: voters don’t trust companies on data retention

Voters don't trust communications companies to store their metadata safely, today's Essential Report reveals, and they don't back the AFP using it to go after downloaders.

The five data retention lies you were told

The five data retention lies you were told

The government's unveiling of its data retention scheme was accompanied by blatant falsehoods by people who have no excuse not to know better.

A tough sell: can these spinners change your mind on climate change?

A tough sell: can these spinners change your mind on climate change?

Australians just aren't convinced on climate change. So we commissioned some spinners -- who are not necessarily greenies themselves -- to sell the message on global warming.

It’s been a bad week for the anti-NBN brigade

It’s been a bad week for the anti-NBN brigade

Media attacks on the NBN foundered this week on some inconvenient facts and annoying rules of mathematics. But getting it wrong won't stop the critics ...

Does the Labor narrative narrative stand up?

Does the Labor narrative narrative stand up?

We all complain Labor lacks a narrative. But what if positive narratives are now impossible to effectively communicate? Look overseas and it may well be the case.

The Coalition’s leaked policy notes: what you found

The Coalition’s leaked policy notes: what you found

Readers have been running the ruler over the Coalition's "speaker's notes" leaked by Crikey yesterday. Here are the best responses ...