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Hinch's Senate Diary: how the voters of South Australia got dudded -- twice

Hinch's Senate Diary: how the voters of South Australia got dudded -- twice

Derryn HinchApr 27, 20174 Comments

South Australian voters just can't catch a break. And Senator Derryn Hinch remembers what was really said aboard Apollo 13.

Bernardi and Family First political marriage more about social values than economics

Bernardi and Family First political marriage more about social values than economics

Josh TaylorApr 26, 20179 Comments

Cory Bernardi has Family First's social policies but not its big government and censorship inclinations.

Immigration can't even protect our borders -- time for an inquiry

Immigration can't even protect our borders -- time for an inquiry

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 20178 Comments

A long series of independent reports has confirmed that the Department of Immigration is the most incompetent agency in the Commonwealth. A major intervention is needed.

Geoff Gallop: Australia needs a national corruption watchdog

Geoff Gallop: Australia needs a national corruption watchdog

Geoff GallopApr 26, 20173 Comments

The failure of the federal government to establish a corruption commission leaves a serious gap in Australia’s governance arrangements and undermines confidence in the system, writes former premier of WA Geoff Gallop.

Save Our Super crowd is everything ugly about Australian politics

Save Our Super crowd is everything ugly about Australian politics

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201719 Comments

The effort to drive Kelly O'Dwyer out of public life shows how powerful cliques within the Liberal Party resent efforts to pursue the national interest in ways that don't benefit them.

Poll Bludger: the accidental overnight success of Cory Bernardi

William BoweApr 26, 201714 Comments

Cory Bernardi was headed for electoral disaster with his one-man Australian Conservative band. But with the help of Family First, he could become a force to be reckoned with.

Just trust us on Manus facts, says secrecy-obsessed govt

Just trust us on Manus facts, says secrecy-obsessed govt

Josh TaylorApr 24, 201714 Comments

Coalition senators have criticised Parliament for relying on sources other than the government for information on what happens in offshore detention.

Lying dud Dutton and his lying dud department

Lying dud Dutton and his lying dud department

Bernard KeaneApr 24, 201726 Comments

The Department of Immigration has developed a years-long history of lying to expose its own spectacular failings, only for the lie to be exposed. Is the same happening about Manus Island again?

Poll Bludger: who is Australia's most popular crossbencher?

Poll Bludger: who is Australia's most popular crossbencher?

William BoweApr 24, 20176 Comments

Hinch? Lambie? It couldn't be Bernardi, could it ...?

Gambling restrictions are an assault on free speech

Gambling restrictions are an assault on free speech

Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201742 Comments

If gambling advertising is so unpopular, then consumers should vote with their feet. Nanny state regulations are just another assault on free speech.

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