The bureaucrats behind the long-running push for mass surveillance have laid bare their reasoning for data retention. Too bad they didn’t do their homework.READ MORE
If Australian nationality means anything, the Australian government needs to do everything in its power to prevent its citizens — even the ratbag, drug-smuggling ones — from being executed abroad.READ MORE
Journalist Barrett Brown, who first exposed the sinister links between the cybersecurity industry and the US government, has been sentenced to five years’ jail.READ MORE
Redundancy pools are painful but necessary, says the ABC’s head of people, arguing there was no other way to fairly terminate staff as the ABC ramps up for 2015.READ MORE
A Pakistani theatre company threw caution to the wind by performing a controversial, satirical play about burqas and freedom of expression.READ MORE
We have a duty of care to those under Australian jurisdiction to provide adequate mental health services — and on Manus Island, that duty of care is not being met, writes Minto Felix.READ MORE
We’ll be hearing a lot more about Alan Jones’ dealings with Campbell Newman. And other media tidbits of the day.READ MORE
WHAT WAS SAID:
"Australians spend the first six months of the year working for the government with tax rates nearly 50 cents in the dollar."
"Oh, except for poor people on lower tax brackets. They don't count, or drive for that matter. "