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HORSE-TRADING

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If it's take it or leave it, Tony Windsor told Lateline last night, we'll leave it. Rob Oakeshott had indicated earlier that he wouldn't be voting for any of the six elements of the media reform package in their current form. So without …

MINOR ADJUSTMENTS

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It's the final sitting week before the budget. There's another bad Nielsen poll out (44-56) and an important piece of legislation, the media reform bill, hanging in the balance. It will be "a crucial week for the ALP leadership," as they say, though …

HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW

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The latest ABS figures show the biggest monthly growth in jobs in over a decade. Last month there were 71,000 new jobs created in Australia. But perhaps more remarkable than the figures themselves has been the response of the media. The Age didn't …

COUP DE FIL

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Fairfax reported it as a coup of two records: "Adam Giles has become the first indigenous Australian to lead a state or territory, after Terry Mills became the first chief minister, premier or prime minister to be removed in a party room coup while out …

"FREEDOM, LIBERTY AND DEMOCRACY"

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Stephen Conroy announced the government's plan for media regulation changes yesterday, in a long-awaited response to the Convergence and Finkelstein reviews. The reaction by all of big media, as to any proposals to regulate the media, was predictably …

NOT DEAD YET

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It's fair to say no-one was expecting the numbers in today's Newspoll.  Labor's primary vote was up 3%, the two-party preferred is back to a respectable 48-52 (in favour of the Coalition), and Julia Gillard is once again preferred prime minister …

BRAND DAMAGE

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Perversely, the kindest words to be said about Julia Gillard in the aftermath of the West Australian election came from the state’s reinstalled Liberal Premier.Colin Barnett said it was a mistake to keep her away from the state during the campaign: …

UNALTERED STATES

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It remains largely unreported in the media today, but West Australians go to the polls tomorrow. Premier Colin Barnett, regarded as having done a decent job, will be returned and probably with a handsome swing. His Liberals are unbackable favourites ($1.01) …

ALL AT SEA

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As Andrew Bolt wrote this morning, "What a cock-up." After a few days of ructions and minor scandal, topped off by the resignation of Liberal backbencher Geoff Shaw, Ted Baillieu quit last night. It hasn't yet been explained exactly why Baillieu quit, …

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