The federal government is quite blatant about its lack of enthusiasm for an integrity body with teeth that will bite.
Bernard Keane takes a look back at some of the key events of the year in federal politics.
Crikey reader Sean Hoskings writes: "In line with the 'Monthly' saga, I request that Crikey give due coverage to the internecine fighting that has occurred in the P&C canteen of my daughter's public school." Ok, we get it, enough already.
If Keelty had had a skerrick of respect for his office or any sense of responsibility he would have quit over the Haneef business.
It's a cosy world at Qantas security, and most of it seems to avoid the cameras, writes Bernard Keane.
Marcus Einfeld ... Qantas ... Malcolm Turnbull ... a busy day at Crikey? ...
Mick Keelty may figure that if it's good enough for politicians to duck responsibility, then it’s good enough for chief executives. And he may be right in doing so, writes Bernard Keane.
Unlike the Howard Government, Labor has vowed to protect every orifice on every citizen, writes Fake Stephen Conroy.
The overnight decision by the AFP to re-investigate donations to the Liberal Party by colourful characters with alleged Italian Mafia links is like an unguided Exocet missile.
Today, the Senate is scheduled to begin debating an initiative that is sorely needed – the creation of an office of an Independent Reviewer of Australia’s tough anti-terrorism laws, writes Greg Barns.