As Australians suffer through a recession, taxpayers are funding some big pay packets.
Remember when NAB assured us of its efforts against money laundering? Plus other tips from the Crikey bunker.
A little tit-for-tat on Australia's part wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. The US reacted swiftly when three of its journalists were expelled.
Government minister Jane Hume goes gunning for a consultancy that... [checks notes]... her own department uses, while ASIO has a little fun with those wacky old draconian security laws.
Good morning, early birds. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has offered an unreserved apology in the wake of findings from the inquiry into the Ruby Princess outbreak, and almost all of Victoria's second wave cases can be traced back to travellers housed in hotel quarantine. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Peter Dutton is proposing that former Coalition MPs and staffers — including ones with hardline anti-civil liberties views — sign off on requests from foreign spy agencies to wiretap Australians.
ASIO heads are always "coming out of the shadows", but in fact remain hidden away from accountability and scrutiny.
Good morning, early birds. Julian Assange’s extradition hearing is underway in London, and ASIO has sounded a warning that neo-Nazis are one of Australia’s top security threats. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers respond to the case of 'Witness J' and Australia's neglect of its intelligence personnel, while elsewhere readers discuss the dark legacy of Trump mentor Roy Cohn and lament the death of medivac policy.