The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.
For John Faulkner, the definitional challenge of privacy is resolved by empowering people to make their own decisions about what personal information becomes available, writes Bernard Keane.
Special Minister of State John Faulkner today committed to legislation establishing a "preferred model" for whistle-blower protection in 2009, writes Bernard Keane.
Special Minister of State John Faulkner today announced the abolition of conclusive certificates that can be used to block Freedom of Information requests, reports Bernard Keane.
Special Minister of State John Faulkner has amended the Government’s new Register of Lobbyists requirements to address industry concerns, writes Bernard Keane.
Meaty snippets from the home of government plus the daily reality check and the pick of other people's political coverage. Richard Farmer writes.
Yesterday John Faulkner released the Federal Government’s long-awaited proposal for a Register of Lobbyists, but it will only capture a minority – a small minority – of lobbyists, writes Bernard Keane.
The political funding reform bill announced by John Faulkner last week is the most significant reforms to the mechanics of our political system in decades, reports Bernard Keane.
The optics of the link between Rudd chief of staff David Epstein and his lobbyist wife Sandra Eccles are not good, writes Bernard Keane.