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Welcome to Stasiland Down Under

Welcome to Stasiland Down Under

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.

The quest for a boycott ban leads the Liberals into deeply unliberal waters

The quest for a boycott ban leads the Liberals into deeply unliberal waters

Scott Morrison's proposed boycott ban has nothing to do with a concern for preserving the foundations of democratic society.

Boycott ban just another desperate brain bubble

Boycott ban just another desperate brain bubble

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.

Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

Are politicians hypocrites or just deeply confused?

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.

Attorney-general’s ‘safeguards’ stoke press freedom concerns

Attorney-general’s ‘safeguards’ stoke press freedom concerns

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.

How Tony Abbott made sure the AAT would never come under scrutiny

How Tony Abbott made sure the AAT would never come under scrutiny

Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal were once subject to review via a separate council... until the Abbott government gutted it.

Meet the Liberal mates network that sits atop the AAT

Meet the Liberal mates network that sits atop the AAT

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, transparency and the AAT

The attorney-general, transparency and the AAT

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.

A Porter prime ministership? Don’t be so sure.

A Porter prime ministership? Don’t be so sure.

Crikey readers on Christian Porter's position in the Coalition, and post-election media despair.

Porter elbows out Frydenberg to become Morrison’s most likely successor

Porter elbows out Frydenberg to become Morrison’s most likely successor

Attorney-General Christian Porter has that political star quality that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg lacks.