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Audit slams govt's 'risky and inefficient' handling of detention centres

Audit slams govt's 'risky and inefficient' handling of detention centres

David DonaldsonJan 20, 2017

The department, meanwhile, has blamed “immense” political pressure and a huge workload for the problems, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

Which pollies charged taxpayers for NQR expenses?

Which pollies charged taxpayers for NQR expenses?

Sophie WenderothJan 19, 20173 Comments

Sussan Ley and Bronwyn Bishop are not the only pollies found to have stretched the definition of ministerial entitlements. Crikey intern Sophie Wenderoth finds out who else has been in hot water over entitlements.

One Nation lies about Trump invite, gets caught out, cries 'fake news'

One Nation lies about Trump invite, gets caught out, cries 'fake news'

Josh TaylorJan 19, 20176 Comments

One Nation delivered the fake news of being invited to Donald Trump's inauguration and shouted down anyone who claimed otherwise.

Poll Bludger: why the Coalition doesn't give a toss about its Centrelink debt debacle

Poll Bludger: why the Coalition doesn't give a toss about its Centrelink debt debacle

William BoweJan 19, 20177 Comments

The highest concentrations of those on unemployment benefits tend to be in low-income areas of the big cities and remote regions with high indigenous populations. I.e. not seats the Coalition is ever likely to win.

Govt removes expiry limit on welfare debt, allowing Centrelink to hound you forever

Govt removes expiry limit on welfare debt, allowing Centrelink to hound you forever

Stephen EastonJan 19, 20171 Comment

Before January 1, Centrelink debts expired if the agency ignored them for six years. Now it can pursue them at any time like the Tax Office, but within the agency there is confusion about the implications, writes Stephen Easton, journalist with The Mandarin.

Manus and Nauru not just cruelty, but bureaucratic incompetence too

Manus and Nauru not just cruelty, but bureaucratic incompetence too

Josh TaylorJan 18, 20178 Comments

The ANAO has delivered yet another scathing report criticising the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's procurement in offshore detention.

Ley replaced with two men with similar scandals

Ley replaced with two men with similar scandals

Josh TaylorJan 18, 201713 Comments

Ley out, Hunt in, and Sinodinos promoted. And just what does George Brandis have to do to get the sack?

Tip or hack? Journos should be careful with secret info, security expert warns

Tip or hack? Journos should be careful with secret info, security expert warns

Josh TaylorJan 17, 20172 Comments

The next Choppergate scandal could be brought to you by foreign hackers, according to Australian Centre for Cyber Security's Greg Austin.

All the things Abbott wants now but failed to do as PM

All the things Abbott wants now but failed to do as PM

Josh TaylorJan 17, 201714 Comments

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is full of advice for his successor on policy, most of which he failed to do when he was PM.

Won't somebody please think of the Christian bakers?

Won't somebody please think of the Christian bakers?

Josh TaylorJan 16, 201714 Comments

Religious organisations won't be happy unless cake bakers are saved from gay weddings.

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