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Labor's plan to scrap cash refunds on unused franking credits could change the game for some investors in Australian companies.

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AWU boss Paul Howes is pushing for social privatisation of government infrastructure to improve our cities. Should the ALP take heed of his advice, asks Mark Rolfe. 

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Given the importance of the seats of Dobell and Robertson, the political parties should have done their utmost to get good quality candidates without troublesome baggage, argues Mark Rolfe.

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The banks are howling in protest but the new levy on bank deposits is a good idea that should have been introduced in 2008, writes Ross Buckley. 

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While Kevin Rudd isn't infallible or a sure winner at the coming election, it will take more than the ICAC recommendations to knock him off his game, writes Marke Rolfe. 

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Perhaps the real question that the Labor Party needs to ask itself is what conditions need to be in place for any leader to succeed, writes Chris Styles.

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Craig Thomson has been playing the media game all along, including his statement to parliment yesterday, writes Mark Rolfe.