Scroll to top
Topic: Home Affairs
Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Darren England)

Dutton opens door to new surveillance of journalists via foreign orders

The government is planning to give itself the power to override restrictions on accessing journalists' data as part of a deal with the United States to spy on each others' citizens.

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

The lack of accountability at Home Affairs is costing Australian lives

The Home Affairs portfolio has been dysfunctional for years, and never held to account. Why should we expect any different now that it is charged with protecting us from the coronavirus?


The government stopped the boat-stopping boats (and other news you may have missed)

The government gave its navy patrol boats a... conveniently timed holiday. In a news-packed week, here are the stories you may have missed.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

It’s 1987 again in the public service — but the problems won’t change

Scott Morrison's public service changes restore management practices of previous decades, while failing to address core problems in the APS.

Department of Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Is discontent within Home Affairs set to boil over?

The Senate has heard new complaints that reveal a long list of grievances about senior leaders within Home Affairs.

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

Why is Home Affairs sticking its nose into online porn?

Politicians are coming under pressure as a push for age verification systems on online pornography heats up.

How long will Home Affairs’ security ambitions be contained?

Crikey readers on Peter Dutton's security push, celebrity endorsements and spinning the climate crisis.

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie

Hastie and co derails another overreach by Home Affairs

Home Affairs tried to lay the groundwork for a new national mass surveillance scheme. A parliamentary committee spotted it and killed it.

Assange has extradition delay denied

Good morning, early birds. Julian Assange has been denied a delay in his fight against extradition, and there are new calls for an independent parliamentary body for defence and intelligence whistleblowers. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Trump whistleblower letter released

Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump's Ukraine troubles deepen as a whistleblower complaint is released, and Home Affairs is set to make a High Court challenge against asylum seeker compensation claims. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.