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Harley Dennett

The Mandarin editor

Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Influential former public servant Terry Moran says Australians want a more robust public service.

Keep ex-Defence out of public service, mandarins plead

Keep ex-Defence out of public service, mandarins plead

Ex-Defence personnel can have problems with "unacceptable behaviour" that make them unsuitable for civilian public sector life, according to a new report.

Deeds, not words: women see through Defence's culture-change fakers

Deeds, not words: women see through Defence's culture-change fakers

A troubling report shows abuse is still a long way from over in Australia's defence forces.

Will America park its drones on our lawn? Military men talk options

Will America park its drones on our lawn? Military men talk options

Congressional hearings in Washington have revealed the US military is openly canvassing hosting controversial unmanned aircraft in the region -- including at Australian bases.

Coalition split on gay exemption aged-care providers don't want

Coalition split on gay exemption aged-care providers don't want

UPDATED: The Coalition wants to ensure church-run aged care providers can deny beds to gay people. But the organisations tell Crikey they don't discriminate -- and don't want the protection to do it.

Defence at Mardi Gras: a military step towards inclusiveness

Defence at Mardi Gras: a military step towards inclusiveness

The ADF plans to enter a uniformed marching formation in the 2013 Sydney Mardi Gras for the first time. It's about time, writes one journalist and gay Defence spouse.

Nuclear drumbeat grows as US eyes Australia

Nuclear drumbeat grows as US eyes Australia

Nuclear weapons and joint military bases aimed at containing our largest trading partner will, sooner or later, be put in our backyard. That's if US Republicans get their way.

Free speech gets a workout at Christian marriage clash

Free speech gets a workout at Christian marriage clash

It was an ugly scene more reminiscent of the 1957 Little Rock Nine than a movement on the right side of history. Crikey goes to church to hear the anti-gay marriage sermon.

Marriage inquiry: a 'consensus' of six divergent positions

Marriage inquiry: a 'consensus' of six divergent positions

A House of Representatives committee has dodged the question of whether to pursue marriage equality after a record 276,000 responses during its inquiry.

Campbell Newman's 'attack on gays' could face legal test

Campbell Newman's 'attack on gays' could face legal test

Family and human rights lawyers are considering grounds to halt what they see as a pair of targeted attacks on the LGBTI community from the Queensland government.