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.
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 gave its navy patrol boats a... conveniently timed holiday. In a news-packed week, here are the stories you may have missed.
Scott Morrison's public service changes restore management practices of previous decades, while failing to address core problems in the APS.
The Senate has heard new complaints that reveal a long list of grievances about senior leaders within Home Affairs.
Politicians are coming under pressure as a push for age verification systems on online pornography heats up.
Home Affairs tried to lay the groundwork for a new national mass surveillance scheme. A parliamentary committee spotted it and killed it.
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.
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.