June, 2009

The new Defence Minister’s first visit to Russell Hill

, Jun 10, 2009

Scene One, Act One from the new Defence Minister's first visit to Russell Hill, and The West calls for voluntary redundancies.

Rudd reshuffle: a win for talent… and factional allegiances

, Jun 09, 2009

You have to hand it to the Prime Minister -- he sure likes making things complicated. Bernard Keane wraps the weekend reshuffle action after Joel Fistgibbon's resignation.

Fitzgibbon, Faulkner and the cost of new appointments

, Jun 09, 2009

Just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean that they’re not after you.

Laurie Oakes: Faulkner had better wear a flak jacket

, Jun 06, 2009

No one who knows new Defence Minister John Faulkner wants him as an enemy. But he'll still need to take care not to provide Defence's self-appointed key keepers with ammunition against him.

After Fitzgibbon, who can take the fight to Defence?

, Jun 05, 2009

Replacing Joel Fitzgibbon will be no easy task.
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Defence Minister Fitzgibbon’s gone

, Jun 04, 2009

The beleaguered Defence minister is gone (read the back story here). Who will replace him?

Think tanks as lobbyists

, Apr 20, 2009

John Faulkner should remember the influence and power of think tanks when reviewing the effectiveness of the federal lobbyists register.

The Attorney General’s break with tradition

, Mar 31, 2009

The Turnbull mistake ... Talking down the rates ... John Faulkner practices what he preaches

Faulkner’s Freedom of Information shake-up

, Mar 24, 2009

The Commonwealth Freedom of Information regime faces its biggest shake-up since its inception under draft legislation unveiled by John Faulkner today, writes Bernard Keane.

John Faulkner: Captain transparency

, Dec 17, 2008

The 2010 election will be held under significantly stronger funding and disclosure requirements if John Faulkner has his way, writes Bernard Keane.