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How can local govts trim the fat? Stephen Mayne has an idea, albeit an unpopular one: 
If you want to trim the fat of local government, start by looking at how much public service providers, like firefighters, get paid.
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The govt's own research confirms its anti-piracy legislation is useless: 
In trying to sell its piracy legislation, the government commissioned a survey into whether it would stop piracy. Unfortunately for Malcolm Turnbull, his proposed law is not worth a hill of beans.
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Is Shorten's ramped-up RET a good idea?
Bill Shorten's higher RET is intended to exploit the gap between voter enthusiasm for renewables and Tony Abbott's pathological hatred of them. But it's not the best way to achieve decarbonisation.
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um. NOT dumb economics, more like the only way to go !!
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Why exactly is the govt ignoring better tax options in favour of bumping up the GST? 
The government is trying to pretend it is the party of lower taxes while encouraging a GST rise. Meanwhile, better tax options are ignored.
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Because it's the poorest people who shoulder most of the burden of value added taxes.
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It's not a good look. [$]
To effectively prosecute reform, politicians need to be trusted by the electorate. Bronwyn Bishop and Bill Shorten haven't helped that cause.
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Snouts and at least 2 trotters 
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The govt wants a "mature debate" about tax, but also wants to shoot down Labor's reform ideas. Tough pick. [$]
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We'd welcome him showing any signs of maturity on any topic. Not holding my breath though.
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If nothing else, the weekend's #ALPConf2015 proved Bill Shorten's leadership is safe.
Bill Shorten emerged from Labor's national conference with his authority repaired and the party leadership issue settled.
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"This is a subset of a broader issue: are Western countries morally obliged to take all refugees who can reach them?"
While the moral and policy issues around boat turnbacks are complex, politically the issue is very simple for Labor.
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EXCLUSIVE: George Brandis reveals he doesn't actually understand the changes he's made to arts funding. [$]
Struggling Arts Minister George Brandis has revealed he doesn't actually understand the changes he's made to the Australia Council. Additional reporting by Crikey intern Joely Mitchell.
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[FREE] If Labor is serious in its pursuit of Bronwyn Bishop, it will reform the MP expenses system.
If Labor is serious in its pursuit of Bishop it will push for a more rigorous, independent system of funding official travel.
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Bill Shorten has finally declared who donated to his 2007 election campaign, and it makes for interesting reading: [$]
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If the royal commission into union corruption was mostly about undermining Shorten's credibility, it worked:
Bill Shorten's standing with voters has crashed in the wake of his appearance at the trade union royal commission. And as Tony Abbott can tell him, it's a long road back.
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Shorten was never a big hit anyway - and didn't look like he ever would be. Labor sure need to take the hint and get someone in with a bit of... something. Fire in the belly, charisma, good ideas. And hurry up!!
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