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SAYING IT AS HE SEES IT

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"In little more than a year he has gone from being the dapper and eloquent godfather of the shock-jock clan to the embarrassing uncle who has to be kept away from the microphone during the wedding toasts," writes Malcolm Farr.Alan Jones apologised for …

IN THE DARK

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The government's spending promises could, by 2020, add $28bn per year in expenditure to a budget already struggling to cope with an aging population and a weakening tax base, according to a new report by former Treasury official Robert Carling. …

AT THE HIGH TABLE

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Overnight Julia Gillard used her first speech to the UN General Assembly to champion Australia's bid for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council.Julia Gillard is no Barack Obama when it comes to delivering a speech; even so, we can be sure that she …

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE ALP

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Former finance minister Lindsay Tanner is hitting the media hard this morning.  He's 'broken his silence', and 'launched an extraordinary attack' – a 'blistering assessment' of his former colleagues, for 'trashing' former leader Kevin Rudd and …

THE TRUST PROBLEM

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Last night, Malcolm Turnbull appeared on ABC's 7.30. Presenter Leigh Sales has reinvigorated the program recently with a series of illuminating interviews, and this one was an intelligent and nuanced discussion about the Coalition's alternative broadband …

IT’S UP TO U.N., NEW YORK

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Julia Gillard has arrived in New York where she will spend the week lobbying to win a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. She will lead a push that began in 2008 under Rudd, and will be trying to win over a majority of the African …

DELAYED RECOGNITION

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The government has announced it is shelving plans for a referendum vote on the formal recognition of indigenous people in the Constitution. This is unsurprising. There has been little momentum on the issue, as politicians have scarcely addressed it since …

DISCIPLINED

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QUESTION: You said Senator Bernardi’s comments were ill-disciplined. Do you think they were offensive and do you think they were wrong? TONY ABBOTT: They are views that I don’t share. They are views that I think many people would find repugnant. In …

CORY’S FUTURE STEPS

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Parliament will soon vote on a private members' bill legalising gay marriage. Julia Gillard has granted Labor MPs a conscience vote, but Tony Abbott has bound Coalition MPs to vote against it. So it will be defeated in both houses. Some in the ALP view …

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