Bernard KeaneOct 17, 201610 Comments
Justin Gleeson has provided yet more damning evidence of how bureaucrats failed to consult him on a direction affecting him. And George Brandis has gotten the law wrong yet again.
Bernard KeaneOct 14, 201610 Comments
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has confirmed the lack of consultation behind the Attorney-General's direction restricting access to him in Senate committee hearings today.
Bernard KeaneOct 14, 201613 Comments
Already in trouble for trying to expand his power, Attorney-General George Brandis is now demanding the right to personally vet security researchers.
Bernard KeaneOct 13, 20161 Comment
Estimates of the cost of cybercrime continue to vary wildly as cybersecurity companies hype the risks to customers.
Bernard KeaneOct 13, 2016
Despite an unusual effort to downplay cybersecurity risks, the Australian Cyber Security Centre's latest threat report was the basis for the usual scaremongering.
Bernard KeaneOct 12, 20163 Comments
The merger of Immigration and Customs was expected to save the government money. Instead, the merged entity has gone a quarter of a billion over budget, its annual report shows.
Bernard KeaneOct 12, 201624 Comments
The Prime Minister might need a back-up plan for his back-up plan for when the same-sex marriage plebiscite bill fails.
Bernard KeaneOct 11, 20167 Comments
A pro-greyhound racing lobby group has celebrated the Baird government's backflip by threatening participants in the inquiry that led to the ban.
Bernard KeaneOct 11, 201620 Comments
Mike Baird's backflip in greyhound racing will alienate voters already unhappy with politics as usual. But hey, it's only animals, right?