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How BuzzFeed makes its money

BuzzFeed brings in more than 690 million readers per month, but the company is still missing its revenue targets. Are these business models no longer sustainable? The post How BuzzFeed makes its money appeared first on Crikey.

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Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes

Despite being a year without major elections, the 2017-18 political donations data throws up some interesting stories — many months after we should have known . The post Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes appeared first on Crikey.

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How business commentators are failing Australian universities

Mark Bouris recently had some strong words on graduate employment rates. But strong words are better when they're backed by evidence. The post How ...

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We need a major demolition job on multinational tax evasion

Global inequality has reached a point that requires drastic action. As the saying goes: pay taxation, buy civilisation. The post We need a major ...

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Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Irrigators have been getting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to return water to the Murray-Darling when far less expensive, and ...

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With a steady lead, Nine leans on the repeats

Married at First Sight makes more ground. The post With a steady lead, Nine leans on the repeats appeared first on Crikey.

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Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is a microcosm of the National Party — his problems are theirs, and theirs are his. The post Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia? appeared first on Crikey.

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Government braces for Hayne recommendations

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison is urging careful responses to the banking royal commission's final report, and officials have revealed that ADF personnel were involved in the deaths of up to 18 civilians in a 2017 incident in Iraq. It's ...

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China’s surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

We need to stop kidding ourselves that we're so different from the Chinese on surveillance and control. They just do it better than us. The post China’s surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate appeared first on Crikey.

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Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election?

It's an election year and both Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are heading to Queensland. But why? The post Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election? appeared first on Crikey.

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Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Stubbornly low inflation means an interest rate cut is now a real chance in 2019. The post Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut ...

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What Morrison gets wrong on jobs-growth

Crikey readers discuss Scott Morrison's spurious employment figures, Kevin Andrews, and public art. The post What Morrison gets wrong on jobs-growth ...

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Julia Banks targets Greg Hunt in independent run

Good Morning, early birds. Former Liberal Julia Banks has confirmed that she will stand as an independent against Health Minister Greg Hunt in the federal election, and retirees mobilise against Labor's plan to end cash refunds for franking credits. ...

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All the vice-president’s men

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, rights for robots, vices of veeps, a profile of Polanyi, and why I now hate Twitter. The post All the vice-president’s men appeared first on Crikey.

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The media pick sides in the Kerri-Anne Kennerley racism debate

The Kerri-Anne Kennerley v Yumi Stynes stoush has highlighted something Australian media is obsessed with: when you can and can't call something "racist". The post The media pick sides in the Kerri-Anne Kennerley racism debate appeared first on Crikey.

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Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

The Reserve Bank will be watching the summer auction season closely for any glimpse of the the housing market's changing fortunes. The post Will the housing market bounce back in 2019? appeared first on Crikey.

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Will BuzzFeed Australia follow the playbook of its US counterpart?

It looks like the US BuzzFeed office is employing some tricky tactics around staff cuts. Keep your eyes on the Oz newsroom. The post Will BuzzFeed ...

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Why it’s simply impassable! Brexit deal enters an absurd Wonderland.

With the latest moves on Brexit in the House of Commons, absurdity and governance have fused completely. The post Why it’s simply impassable! ...

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Where will Morrison’s ‘1.25 million’ new jobs go exactly?

Scott Morrison's commitment to 1.25 million jobs in coming years is great news for migrants in the health sector. The post Where will Morrison’s ‘1.25 million’ new jobs go exactly? appeared first on Crikey.

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Morrison’s ‘major’ speech showed an empty man with nothing to offer but noise

Scott Morrison's speech on the economy was marked by complete silence on the three biggest issues facing the government. The post Morrison’s ‘major’ speech showed an empty man with nothing to offer but noise appeared first on Crikey.

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Wanted: strong non-left independent woman to run against Kevin Andrews

Who will rid the parliament of this corrosive Dutton-supporting conservative? The post Wanted: strong non-left independent woman to run against Kevin Andrews appeared first on Crikey.

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Reality shows continue to battle for first place

Married at First Sight and My Kitchen Rules give a glimpse of the reality battles to come. The post Reality shows continue to battle for first place ...

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Aging dinosaurs in the party room aren’t the Liberals’ main problem

Crikey readers discuss the Liberals generational problem, the IPA's infiltration of Australian discourse, and the global economic slowdown. The post ...

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US unveils criminal charges against Huawei

Good morning, early birds. The US has unveiled a multi-charge indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou, and former head ...

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How long since you had a decent pay rise?

Politicians complain that voters don't remember the last recession. Maybe they should wonder if they remember their last pay rise? The post How long ...

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Today’s new team faces an uphill battle

All eyes are on the ratings for Nine's rebranded morning show after a rough start to the year. The post Today’s new team faces an uphill battle appeared first on Crikey.

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The revolution will not be trending

The troubles of one website don’t amount to much, but the trouble at BuzzFeed perversely fulfils the site's mission of letting us know where things are at. The post The revolution will not be trending appeared first on Crikey.

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Swelling crowds and rising heat: the mixed emotions of Invasion Day

"While the marches are sometimes referred to as 'change the date' rallies, this is not accurate. These rallies are about changing the discourse." The post Swelling crowds and rising heat: the mixed emotions of Invasion Day appeared first on Crikey.

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