Let’s indulge in a flight of imagination for a moment. Could we change the fundamental shape of government so climate change et al are not ignored?
Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.
If the federal government wants to empower the states to collect income tax, perhaps it should also give them responsibility for other areas.
Soon government agencies will be able to access stills from CCTV cameras all over Australia.
Reading headlines about ICAC and Eddie Obeid might have you thinking successful lobbying is mostly graft with some slippery footwork thrown in. But Alistair Nicholas, senior adviser in the government relations and public affairs practice of Weber Shandwick Australia, says there's quite a bit more to it.
The High Court's declared the federal government's funding of chaplaincy programs in state schools unconstitutional. It's another sign the constitution needs serious reform.
Crikey readers add their own suggestions of what the federal government's Commission of Audit should cut.
Joe Hockey is struggling to swing from the opposition to government, write Crikey's Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer. The rhetoric from the Treasurer isn't consistent.
Tony Abbott is unlikely to take an axe to the public service, as John Howard did when he became PM. There are just two senior civil servants who should be nervous, writes governance expert Stephen Bartos.