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When the Liberals aren’t inconsistent in their privacy policy, they’re hypocritical

When the Liberals aren’t inconsistent in their privacy policy, they’re hypocritical

Crikey readers discuss the Chelsea Manning visa denial and the neoliberalism of the Productivity Commission.

Manning doesn’t pass government ‘character test’ — yet these people do

Manning doesn’t pass government ‘character test’ — yet these people do

The government's threat to deny a visa to Chelsea Manning reminds us that, to enter Australia, it's better to be a chauvinist or white supremacist than a whistle-blower.

Liberals block Manning but allowed in convicted leaker to raise funds for them

Liberals block Manning but allowed in convicted leaker to raise funds for them

The government wants to block Chelsea Manning from entering Australia but allowed another convicted, and more dangerous, leaker to come into Australia to raise funds for the Liberal Party.

Did the ABC and Fairfax just kowtow to our bumbling, repressive government?

Did the ABC and Fairfax just kowtow to our bumbling, repressive government?

The ABC and Fairfax got lucky in getting access to sensitive documents. In both cases they decided to play fair with a government hellbent on undermining transparency.

Why Julian Assange won’t give himself up to the Americans

Why Julian Assange won’t give himself up to the Americans

Is Julian Assange's long stint in the Ecuadorian embassy a martyr's travail or a narcissist's temper tantrum?

Rundle: Manning, Assange and our complicated relationship with transparency

Rundle: Manning, Assange and our complicated relationship with transparency

People want the revelations that WikiLeaks makes, without wanting WikiLeaks or its methods overmuch.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Think of the children! (and the butts) ... Donald Trump, Superbowl entertainment ... is Assange turning himself in? ...

Rundle: the horror of non-horror — killing time in the modern prison system

Rundle: the horror of non-horror — killing time in the modern prison system

Modern prisons present themselves as places that detain dangerous people, but their purpose is really to use time and duration as a form of torture.

The problem with massive data leaks like the Panama Papers

The problem with massive data leaks like the Panama Papers

The size of the material whistleblowers are leaking is expanding dramatically, facilitated by technology and governments willing to secretly countenance crime.

G-strings and racists — how cost-cutting cheapens our papers

G-strings and racists — how cost-cutting cheapens our papers

It's not that traditional media have grown more racist or sexist, it's just all they can afford to print.