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Julia Gillard and the Australian Workers Union

Alan Jones 2GB Alan Jones is joined by Michael Smith to discuss the Prime Minister and the AWU. Listen to the podcast

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Austerity May Last Beyond 2020, Says Cameron

SKY News The Prime Minister admits the economic crisis is far worse than expected and warns he cannot predict when the cuts will end. David Cameron has admitted he cannot envisage a time when the austerity programme will end and … Continue reading

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Campbell diaries: Murdoch ‘called Blair over Iraq’

BBC News Rupert Murdoch called Tony Blair urging him not to delay the invasion of Iraq, former Number 10 communications chief Alastair Campbell has said. The claim is made in the latest part of Mr Campbell’s diaries, which are being … Continue reading

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Assange to run for the Senate: Wikileaks

Nine News Wikileaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate, despite being under house arrest in the United Kingdom, the whistleblower group has tweeted. Wikileaks announced its intentions on Saturday, saying the organisation also … Continue reading

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Spanish spring protests: ‘Enough is enough’

Méabh Mc Mahon EU Observer Thousands of students gathered in the eastern Spanish town of Valencia this week to protest against education cuts and corrupt politicians. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has already raised taxes and cut spending to reduce the … Continue reading

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‘No critics’ to attend NHS meeting

BBC News Some of the fiercest critics of the planned NHS reforms in England say they have not been invited to a meeting about the changes with David Cameron. The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing, which … Continue reading

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The Predictability of Unpredictability

Nassim Nicholas Taleb RSA Renowned academic and author Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses his groundbreaking ideas and their relevance to the current economic crisis, national policy making and other topics with Rohan Silva, senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister. Listen … Continue reading

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Ministers banned from talking to editors

7 News Prime Minister Julia Gillard has ordered cabinet members to refrain from talking to major newspapers in a bid to stamp out leadership speculation. Ministers must now seek express permission from the prime minister’s office before any meeting or … Continue reading

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Greece announces breakthrough in bail-out talks

Valentina Pop EU Observer The new Greek bail-out began to take shape on Thursday (9 February) afternoon, when Prime Minister Lucas Papademos got political backing for his austerity plan and the European Central Bank signalled it might help. “The government’s … Continue reading

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Fred Goodwin stripped of knighthood

Source: Independent Ex-banker Fred Goodwin has had his knighthood removed, it was announced today. The Cabinet Office said the award had been “cancelled and annulled”. David Cameron tonight hailed the decision to remove Fred Goodwin’s knighthood. The Prime Minister said … Continue reading

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