Bureaucrats like those in the Attorney-General's Department have such extensive powers in our police state that even friends of the government aren't safe.
Scott Morrison's proposed boycott ban has nothing to do with a concern for preserving the foundations of democratic society.
The PM's plan to outlaw boycotts of businesses that support the resource industry smacks of desperation. The last thing the left should do is give it more credit than it deserves.
After backing the government's attacks on journalists and whistleblowers for the last six years, Labor might want to keep a low profile when it comes to media freedom.
Good morning, early birds. There are already grave concerns surrounding the government's press freedom 'safeguards', and UK opposition parties discuss a temporary government to stave off no-deal Brexit. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal were once subject to review via a separate council... until the Abbott government gutted it.
One's a former Western Australian state Liberal minister. The other was president of the Australian Liberal Students Federation. Both scored high-paying jobs on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
The attorney-general commissioned a review into the AAT, failed to disclose a key relationship and then shelved the findings for seven months while appointing more Liberal-linked members.
Crikey readers on Christian Porter's position in the Coalition, and post-election media despair.