Christopher Pyne isn't a lobbyist, he's a 'strategic adviser'. But what's the difference?
Some legal notes on praise for Dyson Heydon, the Murdoch woman and Trump, plus more tips and murmurs.
Hiring former defence minister Christopher Pyne doesn't seem to have helped big four consulting firm EY lift its game in securing defence contracts.
The Department of Social Services has found an excellent way to streamline its grants process: get rid of that pesky "transparency" stuff!
Crikey readers on ministerial standards, Scott Morrison's PR and the fight for renewable energy.
Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne's absence at a Senate inquiry into their post-ministerial employment speaks volumes.
With a company that specialises in boxes, a CD store, and a baking brand ranking higher than Football Federation Australia, this year's list is a real Thermomixed bag.
It looked like the deal of the century. Now the $50 billion Future Submarine contract is coming under intense scrutiny as costs mount and timelines balloon.
The Commonwealth ministerial standards are almost impossible to breach, can't be properly monitored, and are unenforceable anyway. Which makes them perfect.
Good morning, early birds. Maverick Senator Jacqui Lambie agrees to support the government's tax cut plan -- oh, and there's just one condition... Plus, Labor turns the screws on Scott Morrison over former MPs' new commercial gigs.