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Former minister for agriculture Bridget McKenzie, who was involved in the 'sports rorts' scandal (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Is the public being served? Auditor reveals a grim picture of widespread bureaucratic failure

When put together, the ANAO's last five years of audits reveal massive failures across the public service.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Sam Mooy)

The great cybersecurity fraud: government won’t comply with its own rules

The government constantly insists Australia is under cyber attack — yet nearly three quarters of its departments fail to do even the basics of cybersecurity.

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The hypocrisy around TikTok is nothing short of astonishing

Everyone's against big tech, but no one has a problem with TikTok being forced into the hands of Microsoft by Trump.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Cyber strategy light on detail, but clear on more commercial espionage by agencies

The government's melodramatic new cybersecurity strategy is embarrassingly vague — but points to dramatic new powers for intelligence agencies to spy on Australians and engage in commercial espionage.

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Time for the government — and media — to tell the truth about cyber hysteria

The government has no right to lecture anyone about cybersecurity while it is party to making the world's IT networks less secure — all in the name of spying for western corporations.

Labor MP Mike Kelly at a press conference announcing his retirement from parliament (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Life after Eden: Kelly joins a tech force of evil with eyes on Australian government contracts

A former Labor MP has joined a company ranked as one of the most evil in the tech world, which has been growing its presence in Australia.

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Un-appy, Scott: flaws and inconsistencies start to mount for troubled surveillance app

The haste with which the government has rushed out its surveillance app means flaws are now emerging that could be exploited by stalkers and domestic abusers.

Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy at the launch of the COVIDSafe app (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Download if you will but the COVIDSafe app is not a condom — or even sunscreen

Glib tech solutions to complex problems rarely work as well as their spruikers claim, and bring other problems in their wake. So it is proving with the government's contract tracing app.

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‘Team Australia’ or watchdogs of the powerful? A struggling media can’t decide

When the media become cheerleaders for measures that curb privacy, they undermine any defence against further government encroachments and fail the basic role of journalism: to hold the powerful to account.

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The tracing app isn’t a huge threat to privacy. But from past experience, the government is

The coronavirus tracing app represents a relatively limited threat to privacy. It's the government behind it that's the problem.

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