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The new Defence Minister’s first visit to Russell Hill

The new Defence Minister’s first visit to Russell Hill

Scene One, Act One from the new Defence Minister's first visit to Russell Hill, and The West calls for voluntary redundancies.

Rudd reshuffle: a win for talent… and factional allegiances

Rudd reshuffle: a win for talent… and factional allegiances

You have to hand it to the Prime Minister -- he sure likes making things complicated. Bernard Keane wraps the weekend reshuffle action after Joel Fistgibbon's resignation.

Fitzgibbon, Faulkner and the cost of new appointments

Fitzgibbon, Faulkner and the cost of new appointments

Just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean that they’re not after you.

Laurie Oakes: Faulkner had better wear a flak jacket

Laurie Oakes: Faulkner had better wear a flak jacket

No one who knows new Defence Minister John Faulkner wants him as an enemy. But he'll still need to take care not to provide Defence's self-appointed key keepers with ammunition against him.

After Fitzgibbon, who can take the fight to Defence?

After Fitzgibbon, who can take the fight to Defence?

Replacing Joel Fitzgibbon will be no easy task.

Defence Minister Fitzgibbon’s gone

Defence Minister Fitzgibbon’s gone

The beleaguered Defence minister is gone (read the back story here). Who will replace him?

Think tanks as lobbyists

Think tanks as lobbyists

John Faulkner should remember the influence and power of think tanks when reviewing the effectiveness of the federal lobbyists register.

The Attorney General’s break with tradition

The Attorney General’s break with tradition

The Turnbull mistake ... Talking down the rates ... John Faulkner practices what he preaches

Faulkner’s Freedom of Information shake-up

Faulkner’s Freedom of Information shake-up

The Commonwealth Freedom of Information regime faces its biggest shake-up since its inception under draft legislation unveiled by John Faulkner today, writes Bernard Keane.

John Faulkner: Captain transparency

John Faulkner: Captain transparency

The 2010 election will be held under significantly stronger funding and disclosure requirements if John Faulkner has his way, writes Bernard Keane.