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                $500m splash on the War Memorial will help soldiers’ stress? Really?

                The government is using veterans' PTSD to justify a wasteful expansion of the War Memorial in the name of military glorification.

                Westpac has crossed the Rubicon

                Even within the frame of our lowered faith in the banking sector, Westpac's alleged 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws may be a bridge too far.

                Rupert denies deniers, but no one told The Oz

                Rupert says there are no climate deniers at News Corp. Just don't read The Australian...

                Lambie sells out her voters

                If Lambie is purporting to represent the non-elites, and Tasmania, and especially northern Tasmania, then hobbling union power is a hell of a way to go about it.

                Netanyahu and Packer: the bromance that could bring down a PM

                Benjamin Netanyahu and James Packer's friendship is once more under the microscope following criminal charges brought against the Israeli PM.

                Kevin Rudd writes…

                'We on the centre-left who are committed to climate action have never let up on this fight.'

                Remembering US-funded state terror in Central America

                Amid a year of important anniversaries, a forgotten massacre in El Salvador reminds us of the danger state-sanctioned terror.

                Don’t expect anything to change in the broken banking sector

                Crikey readers respond to recent revelations of transgressions by Westpac, and question whether we'll ever see the effects of the banking royal commission (or even an adequate response from the government).

                Shame File: the biggest bank blunders since the royal commission

                Westpac has allegedly breached anti-terrorism and counter-money laundering laws more than 23 million times. And that's just the beginning...

                ASIO's very own call-out culture

                ASIO’s very own call-out culture

                Good morning, early birds. A former ASIO director is urging Chinese-Australians to assist security agencies in weeding out Chinese interference, and the immigration minister wants to help new refugees adjust to rural life Down Under. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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                AAT set for shake-up following Inq investigation

                The government is set to address AAT appointments following Inq's revelations of partisan stacking.

                The debt that wasn’t: one woman’s story

                For 12 months, Elisha Mathews was pursued by a private collection agency over an alleged $800 debt she did not owe.

                Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

                CHAPTER ELEVEN: The government justifies its reshaping of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by claiming it brings it into line with 'community standards'. For some seeking the tribunal's judgement, the changes could mean life or death.

                Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

                CHAPTER ONE: Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in?Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12.?What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale???

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                Inside the debt-collecting machine that’s chasing billions from people on government benefits

                The debt collection industry is netting millions of dollars' worth of government contracts — yet, there appears to be little accountability for their behaviour in chasing robo-debts.

                Assange extradition battle could cause an international mess for Australia

                Is an extremely large, uncomfortable, embarrassing international dilemma about to land in the lap of the Morrison government?

                If now isn’t the ‘right time’ to ‘talk about’ climate change, when on earth is?

                Despite what politicians say, now is precisely the time to talk about the link between bushfires, drought and climate change. Anything less is recklessness and corruption that kills Australians.


                Did The Australian misrepresent the ‘hippies of Nimbin’?

                A recent anti-Greens hatchet job in The Australian has raised a few questions.

                Rupert claims there are no climate deniers at News Corp

                So does that make him a denialism denialist?

                ‘Carbon capture’ is a get-rich-quick scam for fossil fuel companies

                Carbon capture and storage is a fossil fuel industry scam — one that the Coalition seems to be considering spending more taxpayer money on.

                Climate polls suggest most Australians are ‘raving inner-city elites’

                The Coalition would like us to believe that climate change is only a concern for a hysterical group of fringe-dwellers. But polling data says otherwise.

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                Well you’re right it would buy a lot of slabs of VB, wouldn’t it? But over four years, in terms of economic stimulus, not a great deal.

                PHIL COOREY

                The AFR editor tells RN Breakfast why $3.8 billion of infrastructure spending won’t do much to stimulate the economy.


                 

                Meet the earthquake truthers

                This week in Side View: meet the earthquake controllers, it's raining plesiosaurs, how to write legislation, and ageing takes firm hold in Japan.

                 

                The left needs to take a stand on China

                If reports about horrific human rights abuses under President Xi Jinping are accurate, then the global left needs to speak out.

                Both left and right miss the point in Folau furore

                The latest upset surrounding comments by Israel Folau has once again revealed the left's tabloidism and the right's hypocrisy.

                UK Tories pose online as independent fact-checkers

                The Tories have been accused of misleading the public after attempting to temporarily rebrand their twitter as an anti-Labour fact checker.

                AAT set for shake-up following Inq investigation

                The government is set to address AAT appointments following Inq's revelations of partisan stacking.

                What is the ABC for?

                Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.


                Disney joins the streaming wars as competitors vie for monopoly

                Feel like the TV streaming market was already a little crowded before the launch of Disney+? It's only going to get worse.

                SBS punches above its weight with lavish food and exciting programs

                The SBS Upfronts were another reminder that the public broadcaster can go punch-for-punch with its better-funded competitors.

                Too big to break: Facebook’s game plan to escape regulation

                To stave off threats of forced break-up or regulation, Facebook plans to get bigger, more integrated and more influential — fast.

                Will Wikipedia co-founder’s new social media project crash and burn?

                With WT:Social, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales joins a long list of entrepreneurs looking to build an 'ethical' alternative to the social media giants.

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