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As politicians frolic, the Witness K scandal unfolds in a crowded courtroom

As politicians frolic, the Witness K scandal unfolds in a crowded courtroom

The greatest intelligence scandal of recent decades continued in a small Canberra court yesterday when Witness K and Bernard Collaery were put on trial. The government wanted to hide it.

Labor stands shoulder to shoulder with Turnbull on Timor Leste cover-up

Labor stands shoulder to shoulder with Turnbull on Timor Leste cover-up

As the prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery shows, the establishment of a police state in Australia is a bipartisan affair.

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

The foreign interference laws are a cover for a dramatic expansion in secrecy laws — one that has only partly been thwarted.

Crikey Worm: Woolies whistleblowers hit the slot

Crikey Worm: Woolies whistleblowers hit the slot

Good morning, early birds. An internal Woolworths document shows how staff encourage pokie machine use. Plus, texts from the disgraced head of Border Force to his girlfriend have emerged. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Hi, this is Christian, he’ll be your Attorney-General from now on

Hi, this is Christian, he’ll be your Attorney-General from now on

Who is Christian Porter exactly, and why do so many people think he'll be PM one day?

Is the government still going through your sewage to find drugs?

Is the government still going through your sewage to find drugs?

The government's announcement that jobseekers in Canterbruy-Bankstown will be drug tested shows a departure from original plans to use wastewater to choose locations.

SBS killed drug testing for welfare trial scoop in exchange for Turnbull interview

SBS killed drug testing for welfare trial scoop in exchange for Turnbull interview

SBS knew about the drug testing for welfare recipients trial weeks before the budget but sat on the story in exchange for an interview with the PM.

Matthewson: Tony Abbott’s plan for revenge has gone horribly wrong

Matthewson: Tony Abbott’s plan for revenge has gone horribly wrong

Tony Abbott was counting on a fifth column of conservatives within the Liberal Party to help him bring down Malcolm Turnbull. But the conservatives are closing ranks.

Government’s omnibus turns into a flaming wreck

Government’s omnibus turns into a flaming wreck

What started out as a sensible way of progressing two longstanding welfare reforms has crashed due to government overreach.