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Barry O’Farrell’s premiership has been brought to an end by a bizarre lapse in memory, but will politicians realise their close relations with business are the real problem?

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A big Crikey list of senior Liberals who are also senior lobbyists or big in business would be most enlightening. US ordinary taxpayer / consumer types don't have a chance 
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Who are Australia's most influential climate change deniers? Here's part one of the list of Clive Hamilton's Dirty Dozen:

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When the reckoning comes, these stooges will be judged harshly.
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While farmers have been fighting CSG companies, their lobby group has been undermining their cause, writes Paddy Manning.

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If you're no longer cool, you might as well have fun. Boom Crash Opera's Peter Farnan writes about being an "ageing rocker" on your as part of the A Day On The Green festivals.

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I leap onto the monitor wedge, perch precariously and tear into a guitar solo, which blasts out of the 50,000 watt PA. 8,000 punters put their hands in the air. I am in my mid 50s. Will my back hold out? Will my earplugs stay in? Why am I doing this? Why are we all…
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Female comedians are still coming up against sexism and tired stereotypes in 2014. What's up with that?

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For whom the (wedding) bell tolls: haven't the denizens of Westeros figured out that weddings are a bad idea? Jacob Robinson reviews the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Spoilers abound, obviously. 

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For whom the wedding bell tolls… Why would anyone in Westeros ever want to get married again? In the very first episodes of Game of Thrones we were informed that a Dothraki wedding with less than three deaths was considered a dull affair, and their Westerosi counterparts are certainly developing a similar perspective of nuptials.…
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The IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. The Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, while dismantling regulations around greenhouse gas emissions. It's a bad look, writes Giles Parkinson. 

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+Jimmy Call no flat earth, centre of the universe and no evolution or birth control were all told as fact even after being proved wrong....the church did this indoctrination.
Like deniers today they have a fact of there's disproved and they still spout it.

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Don't dismiss The Hunger Games as kid's stuff. It's a window into our dystopian present, writes Guy Rundle. 

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The current crop of young adult novels are more about the oppression of a chronic underclass than vampires. We envision ourselves the heroine – plucky, yes, but facing almost insurmountable odds and a class structure beyond our control. Abnegation wear grey clothes, no makeup or decoration, never look in mirrors. They reject selfish action; all…
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Has Malcolm Turnbull sounded the death knell for the NBN? More than 3.4 million homes in Australia have been struck off the potential network as of yesterday, as the new NBN board looks towards implementing a "multi-technology mix" for the network. 

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Another thing on the list - you will never be forgiven for this. It is getting to be a long list. 
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The ongoing battle between QLD's doctors and the LNP government has left patients and junior doctors floundering.

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