The 2016 census is a huge threat to your privacy — boycott it 

By Bernard Keane

The ABS' response to concerns about privacy, and the way it has changed the census, means the only option for citizens who want to protect their privacy is a boycott.

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Malcolm’s choice: Rudd’s UN no-go hurts both men 

By Bernard Keane

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Kevin Rudd would have made an awful UN Secretary-General — but Malcolm Turnbull's refusal to back him is the sign of a wounded and weakened leader.

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Governments may be the chief reason why ‘rate cut looms’ 

By Crikey

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Australia may soon face a monetary policy challenge other countries are dealing with of very low interest rates — the product of an economy where pricing pressure is coming from governments, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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