Witness K Bernard Collaery
(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Labor's Graham Perrett once again refuses to toe the line, Cory Bernardi's thoughts on The Godfather, and Christian Porter's double standards on surveillance. Plus other tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

Abandoning the unity ticket One of the worst aspects of Attorney-General Christian Porter's vexatious pursuit of Bernard Collaery and Witness K is the federal Labor Party's near-complete silence.

Given the ALP's own role in this crime, it's perhaps unsurprising. But some ALP members have refused to be complicit. We've reported before that Queensland MP Graham Perrett has spoken out, while NSW state Labor MP Paul Lynch has led that branch's condemnation of it.