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GREAT BIG NEWS

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Here's a good news story: the carbon tax is working.As Lenore Taylor writes, "the carbon tax has helped drive a sharp fall in the carbon emissions of Australia's power generation as coal-fired stations are closed, mothballed or sell less into the …

NONE THE WISER

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What are we to make of the newspapers this morning? The Age splashes across its front page that there's a 17-year-old file missing from the Slater & Gordon archives, and the legal firm has no comment to add to previous ones about Julia Gillard. …

A MAN APART

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Craig Thomson is again on the front pages this morning, following Fair Work Australia's decision to lodge 62 civil charges against him, relating to alleged misuse of union funds between 2002 and 2007.The case will begin December 7 and, it being …

NO SURPRISES THERE

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Despite entering a war-zone, Prime Minister Julia Gillard looked happy to be out of Australia. She paid a surprise visit to Australian troops in Afghanistan before scheduled trade meetings in India and, judging by the photos, the reception she received …

TIME OUT

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The week reached peak silliness yesterday when it was declared that a function room should have been immediately evacuated when a comedian made a bad joke. It seems everyone has been caught up in the moveable feast of outrage and victimhood.The press …

WHAT THEY KNEW BEFORE

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Julia Gillard's speech on Tuesday is the subject of much debate, and for good reason. It was an important moment in the life of this parliament.The press gallery interpreted the speech critically, describing it in these terms: to defend the government's …

HIGH DRAMA

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Yesterday's dramatic day in parliament evoked wildly divergent responses. Following Julia Gillard's barnstorming speech, social media reactions were immediate and overwhelmingly supportive: Abbott's gaffe had appalled, and Gillard had responded to this …

SINKING STANDARDS

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Yesterday brought another disgraceful incident of online sexist abuse (aimed at the Prime Minister), and another round of accusations and counter-accusations about the worsening, personalised tone of public debate. Is Julia Gillard the real victim, or …

SOMETHING NEW

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When 2GB suspended advertising from Alan Jones' show, its flagship program, it signalled something major and new in the national public debate.The forces marshalled via Twitter and Facebook have paralysed one of the nation's most powerful broadcasters, …

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