If the media get on the political donations reform bandwagon, it will hard for Turnbull and Shorten to twiddle their thumbs.
With Labor too incompetent and embarrassed to investigate the bribery of people smugglers, there are no mechanisms for investigating criminal conduct by intelligence agencies.
The way we oversee security agencies has improved in recent months, but big reforms are still needed.
Crikey readers have their say about John Faulkner and who might support the GP co-payment.
Labor Senator John Faulkner's retirement marks the end of an era in Australian politics.
The Senate privileges committee has issued a damning report on the use of CCTV footage in parliament -- and a controversial figure is again under pressure.
The powerful Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security wants significant changes to the government's "foreign fighters" legislation -- and a much greater future role for itself in overseeing legislation.
Senator John Faulkner's call for reform of the Labor Party does not shy away from the party's largest ally -- trade unions.
John Faulkner has gone further than ever before in urging Labor Party reform -- but his analysis of the threats and opportunities to his party is every bit as important.