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Attorney-General Christian Porter (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

While Porter parties, his protection racket inflicts misery

As Alan Tudge tried to protect Christian Porter from embarrassment, so Porter is trying to protect Alexander Downer from scrutiny over his role in the bugging of Timor-Leste.

Minister for Resources Keith Pitt and a Woodside Energy development (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch; Woodside Energy)

Woodside pockets millions from government to clean up its own mess

Woodside Energy being paid to take care of its own mess is certainly eyebrow raising, but it's simply a small part of the long and questionable relationship between the company and the Australian government.

Witness K's lawyer Bernard Collaery (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Porter’s Collaery cover-up gets legal blessing, but is Labor starting to do its job?

As the government scores a win in its shameful secret prosecution of Bernard Collaery, it seems like Labor is finally starting to wake up.

Tony Abbott and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest (Image: Hungarian Prime Minister's Press Office/EPA)

Where’s the outrage about conservatives fawning over Hungary’s far-right?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made his name by employing ethnonationalism and anti-Semitism. Where's the outcry about his Australian cheer squad?

 (Image: AAP Image/Joel Carrett)

Morrison blasts UN’s ‘negative globalism’

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has taken a swipe at the UN, and the Russia probe escalates as Alexander Downer rejects Republican claims he was "directed" to contact the Trump election campaign. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison follows behind US President Donald Trump. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

With his promise to Trump, Morrison sells Australia’s soul

The Australian government has offered its full support to Donald Trump's investigation of the FBI's Russia probe. The fact that the investigation is bullshit doesn't seem to matter.

Alexander Downer (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The unfortunate legacy of Alexander Downer

The conservative, Queen-loving Alexander Downer will forever be remembered, in the US at least, as the Australian who kicked off the Mueller investigation. That's got to sting a bit.

Another string to Downer’s colonial bow

The former foreign minister, now ex-pat, has found a gig close to his heart.

Downer bells the cat: Coalition set to renew its war on industry super

The issue has been dormant for a few months, but expect the Liberals to go after industry super again if they're returned to government.

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