When put together, the ANAO's last five years of audits reveal massive failures across the public service.
The government constantly insists Australia is under cyber attack — yet nearly three quarters of its departments fail to do even the basics of cybersecurity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The coronavirus tracing app represents a relatively limited threat to privacy. It's the government behind it that's the problem.