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ABC news anchor’s lucky escape … Theroux film ‘exploitative’ … Canberra farewells Andrew Meares …

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:29
The ABC's Tasmanian newsreader Peter Gee is recovering in hospital after a nasty bicycle crash. He won't be back on air until next year. The post ABC news anchor’s lucky escape … Theroux film ‘exploitative’ … Canberra...

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What exactly are the Fairfax papers worth after the Domain split?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:29
As Domain group shares begin trading on the ASX, questions about the real value of Fairfax media holdings are coming to light. The post What exactly are the Fairfax papers worth after the Domain split? appeared first on Crikey.

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Tips and rumours

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:17
Driving an Uber for the dole ... an exhibition to help MPs understand their nationality ... Turnbull watches TV like an alien The post Tips and rumours appeared first on Crikey.

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Euthanasia is the next issue that deserves a plebiscite

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:06
With politicians in different states standing in the way of the community's will on euthanasia, it's time for a plebiscite to resolve the matter. The post Euthanasia is the next issue that deserves a plebiscite appeared first on Crikey.

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Jacqui Lambie, ‘darling of democracy’, was hemmed in by her narrow views

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:42
The parliamentary love-in over Jacqui Lambie obscures her track record as a passionate advocate for Islamophobic and anti-immigrant policies, writes Klara Schlegl The post Jacqui Lambie, ‘darling of democracy’, was hemmed in by her...

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:34
The Good Doctor is still a winner for Seven. The post Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings appeared first on Crikey.

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Bullish film industry skirts around big issues at Screen Forever

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:13
Things are looking up for the Australian screen industry, writes Ben Eltham. So why is everyone so nervous? The post Bullish film industry skirts around big issues at Screen Forever appeared first on Crikey.

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Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:13
If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner. The post Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent appeared first on...

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Calculating the total cost of the postal survey (SPOILER: it was a lot more than $100m)

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:55
The important thing is that even with the $22 million saving, the $100 million cost to the government is nowhere near the whole cost of the plebiscite. The post Calculating the total cost of the postal survey (SPOILER: it was a lot more than...

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Rogue, out-of-control union mysteriously fails to get wage rises

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:43
The mining industry says industrial relations reform is urgently needed to rein in mining unions. Wages growth data begs to differ. The post Rogue, out-of-control union mysteriously fails to get wage rises appeared first on Crikey.

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Paterson’s ‘religious freedom’ bill was typical IPA twaddle

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:36
Paterson's abandoned 'religious freedom' bill threw the IPA's hypocritical libertarianism into stark relief. The post Paterson’s ‘religious freedom’ bill was typical IPA twaddle appeared first on Crikey.

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Crikey Worm: holy war delayed until further notice

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:47
Good morning, early birds. It looks like the parliamentary dust-up over protecting religious freedoms from the soon-to-be-reality of marriage equality will be delayed until the new year. Plus, a euthanasia bill has been narrowly defeated in the New...

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Revealed: Fox AGM shows democracy done Rupert Murdoch-style

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:00
Murdoch showed again today his shareholders shouldn't have a voice. Here's a full list of former AGMs that went much the same way. The post Revealed: Fox AGM shows democracy done Rupert Murdoch-style appeared first on Crikey.

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‘Dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion’: what life is like without mental health medication on Manus

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:42
Alongside starvation, the Australian government is condemning refugees to psychiatric horror by removing access to mental health medication. The post ‘Dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion’: what life is like without mental health...

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Hinch Senate Diary: the best five bucks I ever lost

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:31
It was a disgrace that we were even there, waiting to see what strangers had decreed as to how gay people would be allowed to live their lives, writes Senator Derryn Hinch The post Hinch Senate Diary: the best five bucks I ever lost appeared first...

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Marriage equality advocates owe dead-enders precisely nothing

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:25
After a cynical plebiscite filled with smears of LGBTI Australians, Yes advocates owe nothing to their opponents. The post Marriage equality advocates owe dead-enders precisely nothing appeared first on Crikey.

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A brief history of Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s fallen dictator

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:05
The Zimbabwean coup was triggered by army commander General Constantine Chiwenga threatening on Monday to "step in" to calm recent political tensions. The post A brief history of Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s fallen dictator appeared first on Crikey.

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Don’t blame Al Bundy or the Daily Telegraph for a monotone set of front pages

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:05
The Daily Telegraph has been panned for its front page coverage of the same sex marriage 'yes' vote. But why? The post Don’t blame Al Bundy or the Daily Telegraph for a monotone set of front pages appeared first on Crikey.

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US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:57
Stung by the loss of a trove of hacking tools, the US government has made public its rules for how it handles discoveries of flaws in computer systems used by businesses and consumers worldwide. The post US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA...

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:49
Australia’s vital World Cup qualifier last night won the night for Nine — 1.520 million national viewers, with 1.160 million in the metros — top spot for both. But not in the regions where the game, won 3-1 by Australia — could...

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