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Former finance minister Lindsay Tanner savages leaders, media in new book - NEWS.com.au

Former finance minister Lindsay Tanner savages leaders, media in new book - NEWS.com.au: "







Former finance minister Lindsay Tanner savages leaders, media in new book
NEWS.com.au
Lindsay Tanner delivers a damning assessment of Australian politics in his book. Source: News Limited LINDSAY Tanner has lifted the lid on Kevin Rudd's election pledge to create a big business advisory panel headed by the respected Sir Rod Eddington, ...
Insider lets rip on Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd governments, labelled 'dumb ...Herald Sun
Commercial TV bereft of bright ideasThe Daily Telegraph

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Lest we forget the horror - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald



Lest we forget the horror
Sydney Morning Herald
TOMORROW, like every Anzac Day, is a good time to reflect on those whose lives were taken in wars involving Australia. With the extinction now of our First World War veterans the realities - not to mention the politics - of commemoration in Australia ...

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Lest we forget the horror - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald



Lest we forget the horror
Sydney Morning Herald
TOMORROW, like every Anzac Day, is a good time to reflect on those whose lives were taken in wars involving Australia. With the extinction now of our First World War veterans the realities - not to mention the politics - of commemoration in Australia ...

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Stability factor missing in action - The Canberra Times

Stability factor missing in action - The Canberra Times: "







Stability factor missing in action
The Canberra Times
There is one thing lacking in Australian politics right this minute. It is currently hampering all parties and it is glaringly obvious what it is. The crucial missing ingredient, quite simply, is stable leadership. Not one of the major parties, ...
Carbon-dated resurrectionSydney Morning Herald
Abbott wears the right clobber, cobberCourier Mail
Tax calls PM's leadership into questionThe Australian
Brisbane Times
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will an MP jump for Joyce? - Sydney Morning Herald

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will an MP jump for Joyce?
Sydney Morning Herald
Joyce's desire to shift to a House seat has been no secret, nor the fact that he could be a candidate for New England, held by independent Tony Windsor, if he couldn't get the safe Queensland National seat of Maranoa, now occupied by Bruce Scott. ...

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The Alternative Vote and the Centre Ground

The Alternative Vote and the Centre Ground: "Having been a feature of Australian politics since the early years of this century, preferential voting has become an 'embedded' institutional factor in Australian politics, enabling us to examine the effects of preferential voting upon ..."

Cripps does the hard yards - Farm Weekly

Cripps does the hard yards - Farm Weekly: "







Cripps does the hard yards
Farm Weekly
ANDREW Cripps has enjoyed a fairly meteoric rise in state politics. But he isn't finished yet - if the LNP is elected at the next state election he is the man who will be your new minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Queensland after Ray Hopper ...

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From division to resistance - Sydney Morning Herald

From division to resistance - Sydney Morning Herald: "





Sydney Morning Herald



From division to resistance
Sydney Morning Herald
But she already has strategies for working with the veteran of resistance politics, who in 1994 quit after four years as the head of Queensland's Department of Aboriginal Affairs in protest over that government's handling of native title issues. ...

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Fizz is gone - time for taste test to find next real thing - Sydney Morning Herald

Fizz is gone - time for taste test to find next real thing - Sydney Morning Herald: "







Fizz is gone - time for taste test to find next real thing
Sydney Morning Herald
Her identity crisis during the election campaign, the perceived woodiness during the Queensland floods and now the broken promise on the carbon tax have people wondering if she is the real thing after all. And there is little doubt her predecessor ...

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Carbon-dated resurrection - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald



Carbon-dated resurrection
Sydney Morning Herald
This could end up being a good year for political resurrection. On the evidence of the polls it seems Australia wants the election it never had - Rudd versus Turnbull. The resurrection of one is entirely possible. But the equal and opposite force that ...
Abbott wears the right clobber, cobberCourier Mail
Tax calls PM's leadership into questionThe Australian

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Lynas' Plant: Between Facts, Politics And Emotion - Bernama

Lynas' Plant: Between Facts, Politics And Emotion - Bernama: "







Lynas' Plant: Between Facts, Politics And Emotion
Bernama
Many claim that the project, owned by an Australian company, Lynas Corp Ltd, will produce 20000 tonnes of radioactive waste annually when fully operational. The amount is said to be 10 times higher than the Asian rare earth oxides plant in Bukit Merah, ...

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Education and aspiration keys to membership of an open society - The Australian

Education and aspiration keys to membership of an open society - The Australian: "







Education and aspiration keys to membership of an open society
The Australian
Behrendt is a role model to young indigenous people in Australia. Putting aside whatever objections one may have to her political orientation, she is the success Australians have been wanting for its native people for a long time. ...

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Michael Kirby: Paradoxes/Principles - The Age

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The Age



Michael Kirby: Paradoxes/Principles
The Age
This is an important book about the intersection of law and politics in Australia in the postwar years. It is certainly favourable to Kirby overall, although the author is not frightened to confront some of the difficult aspects of the complex and ...

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Spies, lies and archives - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald



Spies, lies and archives
Sydney Morning Herald
A glamorous French writer and diplomat, a KGB intelligence officer and a federal Labor senator are key figures in a sex-espionage affair revealed in declassified Australian Security Intelligence Organisation files recently released by the National ...

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Resource wealth must be saved for the national good - Sydney Morning Herald

Resource wealth must be saved for the national good - Sydney Morning Herald: "







Resource wealth must be saved for the national good
Sydney Morning Herald
Given this uncertainty, Australia ought to be using this unique period to save for the future. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons - politics on the run, successful lobbying by mining companies or the general public's disdain for taxes - the issue ...

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Julie Bishop backs Donald Trump as Presidential hope - The Australian

Julie Bishop backs Donald Trump as Presidential hope - The Australian: "







Julie Bishop backs Donald Trump as Presidential hope
The Australian
Source: AFP DEPUTY Liberal leader Julie Bishop has passed an encouraging judgment on Donald Trump's flirtation with US politics, suggesting he could bring energy and motivation to the Republican Party. Ms Bishop told The Australian Online that if Mr ...

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South Australian minister quits amid internal Labor unrest - The Australian

South Australian minister quits amid internal Labor unrest - The Australian: "





ABC Online



South Australian minister quits amid internal Labor unrest
The Australian
But comments by Police Minister Kevin Foley to The Australian yesterday that the government's “nervous Nelly” backbench was filled with “immature political novices who run around pretending to be political geniuses” has only inflamed tensions in ...
SA premier announces minister has resignedSydney Morning Herald

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US defence cuts: Australia must step up - ABC Online

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ABC Online



US defence cuts: Australia must step up
ABC Online
In politics, as in physics, a vacuum will always be filled. And in international affairs, that principle applies with redoubled force. So for Australia the question is who will step in to the breach of strategic equilibrium triggered by the recession ...

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South Australia Labor MP arrested on child sex allegations - ABC Online

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South Australia Labor MP arrested on child sex allegations
ABC Online
Cases like this one are rare in South Australian politics as political scientist Clem Macintyre at the University of Adelaide explains. CLEM MACINTYRE: One of the more noticeable things about South Australian politics is the relative stability that ...
SA MP on child porn chargesThe Australian

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The guilty company you keep - The Canberra Times

The guilty company you keep - The Canberra Times: "







The guilty company you keep
The Canberra Times
The company you keep in politics is crucial. There is a positive side. Strong alliances across the political spectrum give you extra leverage on issues. On the negative side the concept of guilt by association has a long history in Australian politics. ...

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Rann caucus mulls replacement for Finnigan - The Australian

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Rann caucus mulls replacement for Finnigan
The Australian
THE Rann government must wait for a May 3 caucus meeting before it can replace former minister Bernie Finnigan as government leader in the South Australian upper house. Mr Finnigan, 39, the convenor of SA Labor's dominant Right faction, resigned his ...
SA premier announces minister has resignedSydney Morning Herald

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Drop the Gillard twang: it's beginning to annoy - Sydney Morning Herald

Drop the Gillard twang: it's beginning to annoy - Sydney Morning Herald: "

ABC Online

Drop the Gillard twang: it's beginning to annoy
Sydney Morning Herald
IN JUNE last year, this newspaper ran a poll (3623 people) on the most impressive voice in Australian politics. Guess who won the popular vote from a field that included Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott, Greg Combet, Penny Wong, Peter Garrett and Joe Hockey? ...
Perfect storm for carbon crusaderThe Australian
Thinking positively about getting a jobHomepageDaily
Gillard to broach human rights in ChinaSky News Australia

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Science, politics and certainty - The Australian

Science, politics and certainty - The Australian: "


Science, politics and certainty
The Australian
After years spent dealing with Canberra as a university vice-chancellor, Ian Chubb knows the difference between politics and policy. Australia's new chief scientist has also learnt when to advise and when to advocate; when to speak out and when to stay ...

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Truss rules Joyce out of seat - The Australian

Truss rules Joyce out of seat - The Australian: "


Truss rules Joyce out of seat
The Australian
Mr Truss told The Australian "there is no vacancy" in the safe seat of Maranoa after Mr Scott, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, made clear he was reluctant to retire from the seat he has held for 20 years. ...

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Carbon tax has a lot to do with the price of eggs - Sydney Morning Herald

Carbon tax has a lot to do with the price of eggs - Sydney Morning Herald: "


Carbon tax has a lot to do with the price of eggs
Sydney Morning Herald
... of the Australian economy? Politicians have been so busy slinging mud at each other that the public has been left none the wiser. It is by far the most important and perplexing issue in this debate. The political story goes something like this. ...
Australia set to turn its back on warming scareCSR Asia

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Questioning credentials of an Aboriginal elite - The Australian

Questioning credentials of an Aboriginal elite - The Australian: "


Questioning credentials of an Aboriginal elite
The Australian
Behrendt's message exposed deep-seated differences within Aboriginal politics. Until now, Behrendt's career has had a dream run. She is the present Australian of the Year for NSW and was Indigenous Person of the Year in 2009, the same year she won the ...
When an ideology diesABC Online

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SA MP arrested over child exploitation - The Australian

SA MP arrested over child exploitation - The Australian: "


SA MP arrested over child exploitation
The Australian
SOUTH Australian politics has been rocked by revelations that police investigating child exploitation have seized two computers from the home of a prominent state MP. It is understood the politician has been arrested and is being processed in the ...

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Yes to AV risks 'dog whistle' politics - WalesOnline

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Yes to AV risks 'dog whistle' politics
WalesOnline
A LONDON-BASED organiser for the Australian Labor Party has warned that voting Yes in the referendum on whether to change the Westminster voting system to AV would encourage “dog whistle” politics. ...

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Trade policy stoush - Weekly Times Now

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Trade policy stoush
Weekly Times Now
"Part of that policy that I was attracted to said we shouldn't let politics, unions and others influence those we do business with," Mr Cobb said. However, he remained critical that Dr Emerson had seemed to suggest Australia had used quarantine as a ...

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Hot and cold over Newman's gay marriage statement - SX News (blog)

Hot and cold over Newman's gay marriage statement - SX News (blog): "


Hot and cold over Newman's gay marriage statement
SX News (blog)
BRISBANE: A statement of support for same-sex marriage by Queensland Liberal National Party Leader Campbell Newman has drawn a mixed reaction from equality advocates. In an interview with Sky News on Sunday, Newman said he personally supported gay ...

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Drip-feed approach to strategic cropping - Stock and Land

Drip-feed approach to strategic cropping - Stock and Land: "


Drip-feed approach to strategic cropping
Stock and Land
... this stuff out a crumb at a time, trying to play politics with it, trying to press their political issue rather than addressing the bigger issue of the conflict between mining and incompatible land uses," Mr Seeney told Queensland Country Life. ...

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Genuine Policy for Queensland - My Sunshine Coast (press release) (blog)

Genuine Policy for Queensland - My Sunshine Coast (press release) (blog): "


Genuine Policy for Queensland
My Sunshine Coast (press release) (blog)
"The Queensland Party is not going to adopt the minimalist policy approach of other parties,' said Aidan McLindon, Leader of the Queensland Party. "For too long, voters have been dished up a surface politics based on gimmicky media campaigns and ...

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Campbell Newman's bid for state politics could lead to early ...

Campbell Newman's bid for state politics could lead to early ...: "Campbell Newman's bid for state politics could lead to early Queensland election. CAMPBELL Newman has launched an audacious bid to become premier from outside Parliament but he could have just months to win over Queenslanders. ..."

MP asks when is Can-Do coming?

CAMPBELL Newman has come under attack after he urged Ipswich residents to back the LNP at the next state election, without even setting foot in the city.
Ipswich MP Rachel Nolan.

CAMPBELL Newman has come under attack after he urged Ipswich residents to back the LNP at the next state election, without even setting foot in the city since becoming leader.

Ipswich MP Rachel Nolan condemned Mr Newman for using Ipswich residents’ suffering after the floods as a political football after comments he made in last Saturday’s The Queensland Times.

“People in Ipswich right now are facing real challenges. The last thing we need is misleading advice from a man who walked away from his own community,” Ms Nolan said.

In a statement she said Mr Newman was wrong to claim that the Premier’s Fund, chaired by Ipswich local David Hamill, had income thresholds that excluded poor people.

“The first round of $2000 payments per adult and $1000 per child had no income test at all; the second round for people whose homes were totally destroyed in Cyclone Yasi also had no income test; and the third round - which is now open - to repair homes is available to people with a household income of up to $150,000,” she said.

“These are reasonable tests. Is Campbell Newman really saying that people on $50,000 should get less so that millionaires don’t miss out?”

The Finance and Arts Minister said Mr Newman had the arrogance to tell Ipswich people what was good for them without even bothering to set foot in Ipswich since becoming leader.

“Campbell Newman has now been out campaigning for nearly a month and has not even come to Ipswich,” she said.

“That’s what Ipswich people need to know about how highly he rates us.”

Mr Newman, who was yesterday continuing a tour of central and northern Queensland, responded to the comments by reiterating that he would love the opportunity to have his team represent the people of Ipswich after years of Labor neglect.

“I am simply appealing to the people of Ipswich to have a good look at us - and if they like what they see to give us a go,” Mr Newman said.

“The Ipswich area has been a Labor stronghold for many years and everywhere I go people tell me they are sick of this old, tired Labor Government which has failed to plan for the future and saddled us with a huge amount of debt.”

Mr Newman told The Queensland Times last week that the main issues in the next election would be the increases in cost of living and the “under-investment in rail services and under-investment in the roads”.

He said he had received plenty of feedback from residents about the failings of the Premier’s Disaster Relief Fund, including pensioners who had been knocked back.

The next state election is due in March 2012.

Labor currently holds the seats of Ipswich, Ipswich West and Bundamba, while the LNP’s Ian Rickuss holds the seat of Lockyer.


MP asks when is Can-Do coming? | Ipswich News | Local News in Ipswich | Ipswich Queensland Times

Gillard treads finest of lines in China trip - Sydney Morning Herald

Gillard treads finest of lines in China trip - Sydney Morning Herald: "

Brisbane Times

Gillard treads finest of lines in China trip
Sydney Morning Herald
Gillard has to live down her past as Victorian Labor left-winger - historically the most anti-American section of mainstream Australian politics. Both have felt they need to prove to the voters that they are loyal to the alliance That is why Gillard's ...
Perfect storm for carbon crusaderThe Australian
Thinking positively about getting a jobHomepageDaily
Gillard faces a testing time in ChinaThe Age
Sky News Australia
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Liberals not necessarily jumping for Joyce - The Australian

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Liberals not necessarily jumping for Joyce
The Australian
You could argue Australian politics needs mavericks, but in the short term they are rarely helpful to their colleagues. Joyce has been a thorn in the side of successive Liberal and Nationals leaders since assuming his seat in 2005. ...

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George Wright doesn't belong to a faction and wants to promote consensus - The Australian

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George Wright doesn't belong to a faction and wants to promote consensus
The Australian
The National Australia Bank's outgoing public affairs manager will wear a hefty pay cut to take on one of the hardest jobs in politics -- coming up with a strategy to get the Gillard government re-elected. He told The Australian he was excited by the ...

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Push to end intervention - Sydney Morning Herald

Push to end intervention - Sydney Morning Herald: "

Sydney Morning Herald

Push to end intervention
Sydney Morning Herald
It is about race politics and the lack of political accountability by government,'' Mr Malezer said. ''The $2 billion wasted on this supposed emergency could have been and should have been paid as compensation to the women and children whose lives were ...

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What happened to the meat axe? - The Australian

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What happened to the meat axe?
The Australian
In fact, according to the Australian Public Service Commission the number of commonwealth employees rose from 155421 people in 2007, the last year of the Howard government, to 164596 last year, an increase of 6 per cent during the period. ...

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