For the Turnbull government, its mates get to break the rules with impunity, but any critic or opponent who can be vindictively pursued will be.
Good morning, early birds. ASIC has been granted new supervisory powers over the big banks. Plus, John Lloyd and Tim Soutphommasane leave the building. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
To the lamentations of no one, Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is departing, though we're no closer to learning about his help for the Institute of Public Affairs.
Missing public servants and emails in a quantum state of flux dominated the first day of estimates.
While the Institute of Public Affairs likes government kept small, it's happy to use its research services where it can take them.