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Harley Dennett

The Mandarin editor

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

November 22, 2017

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

Keep ex-Defence out of public service, mandarins plead

January 14, 2016

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

January 12, 2016

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

July 26, 2013 64 Comments

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

June 18, 2013 15 Comments

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

December 24, 2012 1 Comment

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

August 2, 2012 61 Comments

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

June 27, 2012 19 Comments

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

June 18, 2012 2 Comments

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

May 24, 2012 14 Comments

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.