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How far will the Coalition go to shore up strength in the Senate?

How far will the Coalition go to shore up strength in the Senate?

The Coalition is contemplating a slew of changes to further strengthen its position in the Senate. Are we set for a Republican-style assault on democratic norms?

Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

The government justifies its reshaping of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by claiming it brings it into line with 'community standards'. For some seeking the tribunal's judgement, the changes could mean life or death.

How Tony Abbott made sure the AAT would never come under scrutiny

How Tony Abbott made sure the AAT would never come under scrutiny

Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal were once subject to review via a separate council... until the Abbott government gutted it.

How Liberal staffers, candidates and MPs arrived at the AAT

How Liberal staffers, candidates and MPs arrived at the AAT

With their mates at the top of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Liberal government was able to fill the ranks with former staffers, party faithfuls and failed candidates.

The road from political backrooms to the people’s court

The road from political backrooms to the people’s court

A job at the top of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is, by definition, apolitical. So why are so many gigs going to former Coalition politicians and staffers?

Is Australia falling for another red scare?

Is Australia falling for another red scare?

Crikey readers discuss Australia's anti-communist hysteria, and nuclear power in Australia.

How will Nine prove its independence?

How will Nine prove its independence?

There is value in the former Fairfax papers' commitment to independence — value that Nine is rapidly losing.

Have abortions after 20 weeks increased 39% in Victoria post-decriminalisation?

Have abortions after 20 weeks increased 39% in Victoria post-decriminalisation?

Academics from the University of Adelaide Law School are using this statistic to criticise a provision in The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill — but are they right?

We need to talk about Peter

We need to talk about Peter

The decision of Nine to host a fundraiser for the Liberal Party raises serious questions about the company's political bias and casts fresh scrutiny on the chairmanship of Peter Costello.

Officials to be grilled over Chinese influence

Officials to be grilled over Chinese influence

Good morning, early birds. Commonwealth officials and Labor figures will be grilled as Chinese influence and Crown conduct come under the spotlight, and former Liberal staffers speak out about sexual assault within the party. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.