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Minister for Cities Alan Tudge (Image: AAP)

Your Say: Give us a strong watchdog, and burst that Canberra bubble

Readers take on the integrity commission challenge, and show they've had enough of the 'Canberra bubble'.

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Taxpayers buy the farm

Good morning, early birds. The federal government reportedly bought land from a dairy farm operator at 10 times its market value, and Angus Taylor's "technology investment roadmap" will require key agencies to prioritise investments in five "low emissions" technologies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

University of Sydney has asked staff to 'suggest' how to cut up to 30% of jobs in some faculties.

A foreign-owned university gets government cash. Why not our public ones?

The National Tertiary Education Union says the Morrison government is deliberately decimating higher education.

Tips and Murmurs: the light shines in South Africa … heat turned up on unis

A South African community has had a David and Goliath win in court over mining in its area. Plus other tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.

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Transparency in the time of COVID-19: a short list of what’s going wrong with democracy

This is not the time for our leaders to go all secretive. Australians need information, and they need it to be timely and honest.

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

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?

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.

The buzzer won't beat this Parliament, only a lack of compromise will.

Quality time in Parliament, not quantity

The buzzer won't beat this Parliament, only a lack of compromise will.

Three other areas for the states to manage (and two to give to the feds)

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.

Every step you take: govt to pool CCTV images and facial recognition to track citizens

Soon government agencies will be able to access stills from CCTV cameras all over Australia.

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