Keane: what the Attorney-General’s Department doesn’t get about its own surveillance scheme. Rundle: Australia should consider blood money for the Bali Nine. Abbott’s talkback caller has form. Why businesses must put up or shut up on IR reform. Barrett Brown’s tireless piss-taking and grim sentence. What if all ministers were health ministers? Meet Pakistan’s burqa-wearing free speech defenders. And Christopher Pyne the sharpest pencil in the box.
Today in Crikey, the nation’s best news outlet, we have the nation’s best line-up of stories:
- The nation’s best media reporter, Myriam Robin, on the staff cleanout at the ABC;
- The nation’s best politics editor, Bernard Keane, on the Attorney-General Department’s failure to understand its very own mass surveillance scheme;
- The nation’s best writer-at-large, Guy Rundle, on what Australia must do to save the Bali Nine; and
- The nation’s best Tips and Rumours correspondent on Christopher Pyne’s secret second life.
The nation’s best business editor, Paddy Manning, is having the nation’s best holiday this week and will be back in your inboxes on Tuesday — as will we.
We hope you have the nation’s best long weekend.
(With apologies to The Australian).
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