As Abbott moves to decrease "red tape" in the mining and construction industries, has this increased workplace deaths? Freelance journalist Alan Austin explains.
Tony "the infrastructure Prime Minister" Abbott may well find that the report by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program comes back to burn him, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.
He was prime minister twice, and rarely off the front pages since 2007. Crikey runs through Kevin Rudd's successes and failures. You be the judge of his performance ...
As the pink batts program hits the front pages again, there's plenty of finger-pointing at Labor over workplace deaths. Look at the full picture, however, and it's a very different story.
They can have their rough spots, those honeymoons. The return of pink batts to the nation's headlines is not quite the start Kevin Rudd wanted ...
The CSIRO has released a statistical analysis of the reality surrounding large parts of the Home Insulation Program, providing yet more proof that the media's reaction was hysterically innacurate, writes Possum Comitatus.
We should return to the pre-1984 situation in which department secretaries have unambiguous responsibility for "the department and all the business thereof", writes Paul Barratt, a former secretary to the departments of Defence and Primary Industries and Energy.
In the wake of the damning Green Loans audit, the ANAO has released its audit of the insulation program, and found many of the same problems.
With virtually every major policy initiative of Kevin Rudd very publicly abandoned, there is one almighty policy that is not only surviving, but thriving: the $43 billion National Broadband Network.