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Reluctant government reveals chaos in a stacked AAT

Reluctant government reveals chaos in a stacked AAT

A scathing review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal shows how the government has created the circumstances that have allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to remain in Australia.

Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

Facing the wasteland of Australian arts

When artists can’t survive in a place making the art they want to make, they leave for a place where they can. 

Sorry, Barnaby, but you’re no leader

Sorry, Barnaby, but you’re no leader

Crikey readers discuss the Nationals leadership trumpeting, the NSW government and George Brandis' career prospects.

Did George Brandis breach the Public Service Code of Conduct?

Did George Brandis breach the Public Service Code of Conduct?

George Brandis's public begging to keep his job degrades the diplomatic corps and embarrasses Australia — but did it breach the code of conduct public servants must adhere to?

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

The foreign interference laws are a cover for a dramatic expansion in secrecy laws — one that has only partly been thwarted.

How the government helped the Commonwealth keep its breach secret

How the government helped the Commonwealth keep its breach secret

The Commonwealth Bank would have been forced to disclose its mammoth data breach if the government had fulfilled its promise of requiring companies to report breaches. But instead the government took three years to do it.

In conversation with new arts think tank program director Kate Fielding

In conversation with new arts think tank program director Kate Fielding

The inaugural director of Australia’s new arts and culture think tank has her work cut out for her.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Senate’s back, baby!

There were a few unexpected sights in the senate chamber on the first day of the year for parliament, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.