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Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo and Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Philip Gaetjens (Images: AAP)

Is the public being served? Stonewalling bureaucrats and their battle against the auditors

When public servants decide to resist scrutiny by the Australian National Audit Office, the only thing they need to worry about is public shaming or a parliamentary committee.

Former minister for agriculture Bridget McKenzie, who was involved in the 'sports rorts' scandal (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Is the public being served? Auditor reveals a grim picture of widespread bureaucratic failure

When put together, the ANAO's last five years of audits reveal massive failures across the public service.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Gas-lighting ahead?

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison likely to back a gas-led recovery plan despite environmental concerns, and a Melbourne man is reportedly in an induced coma after his head was stomped on by police during his arrest. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Emission impossible?

Good morning, early birds. The National Farmers Federation has called for Australia to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050, and Scott Morrison's signed vaccine deal isn't all it was made out to be. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Sam Mooy)

The great cybersecurity fraud: government won’t comply with its own rules

The government constantly insists Australia is under cyber attack — yet nearly three quarters of its departments fail to do even the basics of cybersecurity.

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?

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Sam Mooy)

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.

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