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In November, Christian Porter professed outrage that Tony Abbott had been pursued by his own department under foreign interference laws. Except he'd known about it all along.
After backing the government's attacks on journalists and whistleblowers for the last six years, Labor might want to keep a low profile when it comes to media freedom.
There are rumours swirling about Mark Dreyfus' exit from parliament — rumours he's categorically denied. So who's benefiting from leaving the question open?
Hastie isn't just another backbencher, he's chair of parliament's most important committee. What he says carries weight.
In yet another bungle, the Home Affairs portfolio has been savaged by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security for trying to suggest a radical change in Australia's stance on citizenship.
The government has decided parliament's Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security "stymies" security agencies and is a threat to national security — all in the name of wedge politics.
Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.
The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?
Labor used to be the party that was sceptical of Australia's intelligence agencies. It's time for MPs to speak out on their party's collusion with the cover-up of the Witness K scandal — even if it means admitting Labor's own culpability in the affair.