Penny Wong went wonderfully Stanley Kubrick to get an apology out of Michaelia Cash in Senate Estimates yesterday.
Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is adamant that criticising shadow ministers in private emails is a breach of the public service code of conduct. Which — oops — seems to be exactly what he did.
Vanishing public servants and Schroedinger’s emails at estimates
Missing public servants and emails in a quantum state of flux dominated the first day of estimates.
The 2017 Pollie of The Year is Dean Smith
Our pick for best politicians of 2017 represent different aspects of what it means to be a good senator.
Tips and rumours
Can Yarra Council refuse to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day? ... Penny Wong meets B1 and B2 ... Rob Mitchell's (literal) tinfoil hat ...
Matthewson: don’t give homophobes a platform in marriage ‘debate’
If you wouldn’t uncritically air the views of anti-vaxxers or climate change conspiracists, you should avoid lending credibility to those who would demonise gays or reframe marriage equality as an attack on free speech.