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  • September 3, 2021

Press council rules against Australian for campaign to attack transgender people

The Australian press council has found The australian broke the media guidelines by publishing several dozen articles attacking a youth gender clinic. (Image: AAP / James Ross) The australian it broke media guidelines in its coverage of the director of a high-profile children’s gender clinic, publishing incorrect information, not guaranteeing fairness and causing substantial distress,…

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Cash tells McGowan to open 80% or face legal challenge

In a blatant political whistle, the attorney general has threatened the Western Australian prime minister with another legal challenge from Clive-Palmer. Attorney General Michaelia Cash (Image AAP / Mick Tsikas) Attorney General Michaelia Cash has a message for her home state of Western Australia: Open your border with an 80% vaccination rate or another legal…

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Finding Relief in Tweets: Jeff Kennett’s Greatest Hits

The people of New South Wales are not the only ones to receive a gift. It may not be as good for mental health as a good picnic, but Victoria’s is almost as much fun – former prime minister and CrikeyThe estranged-grandfather-who-hates-us, Jeff Kennett’s Twitter account. Overnight he warned: They are aware of the Trolls,…

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get ready for a campaign on freedom and hope

Josh Frydenberg has been busy. Yesterday, the treasurer made nine media appearances, for a total of 24 in the past week. Each time, Frydenberg returned to the same phrase: If he was not vaccinated at 70 or 80%, when? “If we don’t open up to 70, 80%, [insert name of host], when do we open?…

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The battle for the pandemic is fraught with false hopes, secrets, and mysteries.

So many people, bodies, and businesses framed as critical to our response to the pandemic have dramatically faded or quietly faded away. (Image: Private Media / Gorkie) Remember the National COVID-19 Commission? Scott Morrison’s handpicked group of business leaders who were supposed to help guide us through the pandemic, but disappeared from sight after talking…

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Peter Doherty on our response to the pandemic

Nobel Prize winner speaks authoritatively about how Australia is dealing with COVID-19 in our latest Crikey talks subscribers event. The pandemic is not going away anytime soon, but the world is on the right track to handle COVID-19 and prepare for future emergencies. Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1997 Australian of the…

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Fossil Fuel Fans Will Use IPCC Report To Sell Carbon Capture Scam

Just watch as fossil fuel companies seize the opportunity to demand more money for carbon capture and storage completely discredited. (Image: AAP / Dean Lewins) While the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to be released tonight is expected to show the need for greater urgency in efforts to keep the…

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Businesses need data on the vaccine mandate, but the PM does not provide it

Business wants clarity, but Scott Morrison just waffles and refuses to give it. Is it because you are afraid of your own back bench? Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP / Steve Vitt) One of the most important and potentially divisive issues in the transition to “living with COVID” is the willingness of companies outside…

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The Dark History of Ben Roberts-Smith’s Hidden Crusader Patch

An image of Ben Roberts-Smith wearing a Crusader patch on his military uniform has emerged, and it is a symbol that has a long and ugly history in far-right circles. An image of Ben Roberts-Smith with a crusader patch and artwork commemorating Australian soldiers from WWI (Images: Australian War Memorial; ADF) For an alleged war…

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Australian diplomats may return to Kabul, but Afghan aides amid the fog of war

Australia is considering reestablishing a diplomatic presence in Kabul, a disturbing indication that its hasty withdrawal was “a complete fiasco”. Foreign Minister Marise Payne (Image: AAP / Lukas Coch) Months after closing its embassy in Afghanistan, Australia is considering reestablishing its diplomatic presence, the latest move in a quiet but confused withdrawal from a country…

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