Politics - Crikey - 2014-11-26 01:05:17.

Same-text marriage: Family First in bed with far-right Christian groups

Despite saying it would preference "centre" parties, Family First has given its preferences to anti-abortion, anti-gay and Islamaphobic parties, write University of Melbourne masters students Elyas Khan, Daryl Holland and Andy Hazel.

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Politics - Crikey - 2014-11-26 01:05:17.

Essential: Abbott’s international foray underwhelms voters

After an intensive focus on international issues, the government has gone backwards in voter estimation of its performance, Essential Report shows.

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Hizb ut-Tahrir leader’s murder exposes Abbott’s (and our) ignorance

Tony Abbott has accused Hizb ut-Tahrir of supporting terrorism, and Emma Alberici has accused it of having links to Islamic State. But tell that to the leader of HT recently murdered by IS. Lawyer, author and commentator Irfan Yusuf reports.

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Keane: the black and white world of Abbott’s spinning

The government's default communication strategy is to to tell people they're wrong. And, unsurprisingly, it's not working.

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Tony Abbott’s big MH370 problem: is the Malaysian government lying?

The question that has been increasingly heard as the months pass is: who or what is the Malaysia government protecting?

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Family (and property) First: micro-party more like a mega-clan

Many of Family First's network of candidates in Victoria are related to one another (and to state director Ashley Fenn). And they have an awful lot of property developer links, write journalism students Daryl Holland, Elyas Khan and Keryn Reynolds.

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