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[FREE] We spent $40m to resettle 4 asylum seekers in Cambodia ... and the Cambodian govt has no idea where it went 
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EXCLUSIVE: Brandis’ advisor says no money for “offbeat art”
A private discussion with a key adviser to George Brandis has confirmed the Arts Minister's real reasons for shifting funding away from the Australia Council.
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The TPP and other "free" trade deals have been savaged by the Productivity Commission [$]
The Productivity Commission has launched an extraordinary attack on the centrepiece of the government's economic agenda, and supported widespread concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Australia will be stuck behind the rest of the world as long as we have Abbott as PM [$]
Returning to his negative roots has been the basis for Tony Abbott's political recovery. But it means he will accomplish nothing that can't be reduce to a simple negative narrative.
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Will you a/a put your bloody glasses on? YOU look totally bloody ridiculous. Just because pseudo-mummy does it. PUT THEM ON!
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If you don’t already care about asylum seekers, the media won’t change your mind. Sorry. [$]
Fairfax made a big splash with allegations that both the Liberal and Labor governments had paid people smugglers. And Australia issued a collective
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Labor and Liberal govts look equally guilty regarding paying people smugglers -- so how to get them to confess? 
With Labor now in the frame for bribing people smugglers, the media has the chance to break the
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From draft dodgers in the 70s to Hawke taking issue with Iraq War coverage, 40+ yrs of govt taking issue with the ABC
The ABC has been at the centre of a political tug-of-war for decades, writes freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian.
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A court ruled that News Corp and Channel 9 encouraged Zaky Mallah's extremism in the early 2000s: [$]
News Corp is in no place to take the moral high ground on giving Zaky Mallah a media platform, write lawyer and author Irfan Yusuf and senior lecturer at UNSW Helen Pringle.
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Rudd and Gillard left Howard's legacy largely intact, while Abbott destroyed theirs:
Tony Abbott has dismantled almost half of Rudd and Gillard's major policy initiatives, but when they were in power they left John Howard's legacy largely untouched, writes freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian.
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The NBN one is misleading. Shouldn't be green, yellow at best.
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[FREE] How Australia's spy agency broke the law and two successive governments covered it up: 
Our foreign spy agency blatantly broke the law in 2004 when it bugged the East Timorese cabinet. But those who lawfully revealed it have been smeared and attacked.
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[FREE] Shorten-led Labor has shown nothing but cowardice & contempt. We need a real opposition. 
The Shorten-led opposition has had it too good for too long.
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And they try to smear the Greens? Yeah, that will really work for them. 
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The consequences for the govt paying off people smugglers are much more serious than it is letting on:
The legal consequences of bribing people smugglers are potentially serious -- especially if the government insists people smuggling funds terrorism.
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