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

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

"Innovation policy" is a big challenge for policymakers. And they tend to let their ideology dictate how they approach it.

Petrol prices must go up

Petrol prices must go up

Crikey readers talk fuel excise, Joe Hockey and why Labor shafted single mums.

‘Stand up and fight!’ Combet gets feisty at book launch

‘Stand up and fight!’ Combet gets feisty at book launch

The former climate change and energy minister launched his book to a packed house -- but will it resonate outside the ALP bubble?

Love will tear us apart at Albo’s campaign launch

Love will tear us apart at Albo’s campaign launch

Plenty of old and new Laborites at Anthony Albanese's campaign launch, but do the rank-and-file actually have any real say in who will be the leader?

iSentia index: Abbott gleeful witness to Labor’s pistols at dawn

iSentia index: Abbott gleeful witness to Labor’s pistols at dawn

It's all about the machinations at the top of the Labor Party this week, but voters are jack of all the leadership speculation.

Asbestos and the perils of an activist government

Asbestos and the perils of an activist government

The attempt to link Telstra's asbestos / NBN problem with the pink batts fiasco ignores the basic facts -- and the Coalition's own uncomfortable history on the issue. Think twice before you point the finger ...

iSentia index: O’Farrell edges out Swan, Diggers march up the ranks

iSentia index: O’Farrell edges out Swan, Diggers march up the ranks

Tony Abbott got more print mentions than the Prime Minister this week, and that may continue as more and more Australians see him as the likely next PM.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: our finest political performers

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: our finest political performers

It was a close call but Greg Combet has been rated by Crikey readers as doing the best job in the Labor cabinet. Malcolm Turnbull easily won in the shadow cabinet.

Australia signs up to lame duck climate deal — with good reason

Australia signs up to lame duck climate deal — with good reason

Australia is to sign on to the Son of Kyoto, a dummy UN protocol which aims to get the world back on track on climate change. Is this a good idea, and what does it mean for the carbon price?

Sentia Media index: Greens are nowhere to be seen

Sentia Media index: Greens are nowhere to be seen

Andrew Wilkie shot up the rankings in a week dominated by superstorm Sandy, the US presidential elections and an Australian horse race, writes Sentia Media's John Chalmers.