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ON THE OTHER FOOT

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The week ended with Julia Gillard looking stronger than she has in many, many months. It began with her under siege, following pumped-up allegations that she had 'lost her job' at Slater & Gordon because of her actions 17 years ago. But despite the …

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF

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"The resources boom is over," said Martin Ferguson, Resources Minister. "No," said Penny Wong, it still has "a long way to run." "The boom's not over," said Mitch Hooke of the Minerals Council, "it's just different." In the wake of yesterday's announcement …

GILLARD, SLATER & GORDON

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The Australian is running hard on the story about Gillard's departure from Slater & Gordon. This is the sort of campaign the paper prides itself on. Today it has devoted nine articles to it, including its front page, lead editorial …

EDUCATION NEEDS

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The Gillard government is methodically grinding through its list of reforms, and next comes education funding.The Gonski review recommended an extra $5bn annually and a more needs-based funding system, benefiting poorer state schools especially. The government …

HER ACCUSERS

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There is a story from Julia Gillard's distant past that her most vocal critics continue to pursue, and it raised its head again on the weekend. The details are murky and contested, but it revolves around her relationship with a former AWU union official, …

A MESSAGE FOR TONY

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There has been a distinct step up in criticism of Tony Abbott this week. Following Laura Tingle last Friday, there have been strongly worded articles by Tim Colebatch, Dennis Atkins, Mark Latham and Barrie Cassidy, amongst others. Cassidy notes that 'the …

VICTORY, PLAIN AND SIMPLE

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The government's win against big tobacco in the High Court yesterday must have come as a relief. After recent major losses (on the Malaysia Solution and the school chaplains program), another defeat would have been devastating for its credibility.But …

INDEFINITELY YOURS

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In parliament yesterday Opposition members lined up, proud and vindicated, to crow that the government had 'back-flipped' and 'caved in', and also come to its senses by adopting Coalition policy. Though in a bizarre twist, Opposition speakers then announced …

TURNING BACK THE POLICY

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The Federal Government immediately accepted the 22 recommendations of the Houston panel, and will put them to Parliament today. The Opposition will support the legislation, claiming vindication for what they've been saying all along. So the deadlock is …

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