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THE DAMAGE DONE

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The sexual harassment case against Peter Slipper was thrown out of court yesterday. The judge called it a planned attack by James Ashby, with assistance from Karen Doane, former minister Mal Brough and Ashby's solicitor Michael Harmer, …

FANTASY LAND

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"Business confidence in Australia is now worse than it is in Italy," writes Alan Kohler. "In fact Australian businesses are among the gloomiest in the world."Italy is in the midst of a two-year recession, has a dysfunctional government, 11% unemployment …

RIGHT TO BE OFFENDED

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ABC chairman Jim Spigelman yesterday delivered a speech warning that the government's planned overhaul of discrimination law was going too far. The boundary between hate speech and free speech would be moved significantly, he declared, making it unlawful …

SLOW PROGRESS

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On this day, twenty years ago, Paul Keating delivered his seminal Redfern speech. "Keating brought indigenous Australians and the challenge of reconciliation to the main table of national priorities," says Noel Pearson, writing about it today. "The …

COAG DAY

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It's COAG today, where the Prime Minister meets with premiers to negotiate the pointy end of state/federal relations. The main item on the agenda will be the NDIS, in which Gillard will be trying to convince all premiers to match federal funding of the …

THE FOURTH ESTATE

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There is a theme running through several articles today: the distortions of media coverage and how these shape our perceptions and our democracy. And while it's not a new issue, these are thought-provoking contributions.Mark Latham writes a …

FAULKNER’S 3D VISION

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In recent years there has been no shortage of Labor Party figures decrying what has happened to the party. John Faulkner, often at the forefront of calls for reform, yesterday issued another strong statement. The widely-admired senator said the party …

THIS XMAS WE’RE SCROOGED

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If we are to believe the business press and betting markets, the Reserve Bank will today announce another rate cut, returning official interest rates to the emergency lows of the global financial crisis.Recent economic data has not been great: retail …

HOT AIR

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The UN climate negotiations in Doha received little attention here last week, lost in the haze of the final parliamentary sitting week.The goal of the negotiations, which continue this week, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to hold the global …

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