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Liberals play spot the hypocrite on political accountability

Liberals play spot the hypocrite on political accountability

The opposition bags the government over fundraising, but stays conspicuously silent on other accoutability issues, writes Bernard Keane.

Privacy Oz style in a google world

Privacy Oz style in a google world

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.

Whistle blower protection too late for Orkopoulos staffer

Whistle blower protection too late for Orkopoulos staffer

Special Minister of State John Faulkner today committed to legislation establishing a "preferred model" for whistle-blower protection in 2009, writes Bernard Keane.

Government takes its time reforming FOI

Government takes its time reforming FOI

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.

Faulkner’s fight for transparency lands some big blows

Faulkner’s fight for transparency lands some big blows

Special Minister of State John Faulkner has amended the Government’s new Register of Lobbyists requirements to address industry concerns, writes Bernard Keane.

Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

Meaty snippets from the home of government plus the daily reality check and the pick of other people's political coverage. Richard Farmer writes.

Why Faulkner’s Lobbyist Register won’t work

Why Faulkner’s Lobbyist Register won’t work

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.

Time for Libs to put up or shut up on political funding reform

Time for Libs to put up or shut up on political funding reform

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.

That lobbyists’ register would help, Mr Rudd

That lobbyists’ register would help, Mr Rudd

The optics of the link between Rudd chief of staff David Epstein and his lobbyist wife Sandra Eccles are not good, writes Bernard Keane.

People’s Choice: 2007’s Sexiest Male & Female Politicians

People’s Choice: 2007’s Sexiest Male & Female Politicians

Here they are, the annual People's Choice Award for Sexiest Male and Female Politician. Hot.