November, 2008

Liberals play spot the hypocrite on political accountability

, Nov 11, 2008

The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.

Privacy Oz style in a google world

, Oct 03, 2008

For John Faulkner, the definitional challenge of privacy is resolved by empowering people to make their own decisions about what personal information becomes available, writes Bernard Keane.

Whistle blower protection too late for Orkopoulos staffer

, Sep 09, 2008

Special Minister of State John Faulkner today committed to legislation establishing a "preferred model" for whistle-blower protection in 2009, writes Bernard Keane.

Government takes its time reforming FOI

, Jul 22, 2008

Special Minister of State John Faulkner today announced the abolition of conclusive certificates that can be used to block Freedom of Information requests, reports Bernard Keane.

Faulkner’s fight for transparency lands some big blows

, May 15, 2008

Special Minister of State John Faulkner has amended the Government’s new Register of Lobbyists requirements to address industry concerns, writes Bernard Keane.

Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

, May 01, 2008

Meaty snippets from the home of government plus the daily reality check and the pick of other people's political coverage. Richard Farmer writes.

Why Faulkner’s Lobbyist Register won’t work

, Apr 03, 2008

Yesterday John Faulkner released the Federal Government’s long-awaited proposal for a Register of Lobbyists, but it will only capture a minority – a small minority – of lobbyists, writes Bernard Keane.

Time for Libs to put up or shut up on political funding reform

, Mar 31, 2008

The political funding reform bill announced by John Faulkner last week is the most significant reforms to the mechanics of our political system in decades, reports Bernard Keane.

That lobbyists’ register would help, Mr Rudd

, Mar 03, 2008

The optics of the link between Rudd chief of staff David Epstein and his lobbyist wife Sandra Eccles are not good, writes Bernard Keane.

People’s Choice: 2007’s Sexiest Male & Female Politicians

, Dec 21, 2007

Here they are, the annual People's Choice Award for Sexiest Male and Female Politician. Hot.