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In defence of Labor’s brave and original policy direction

In defence of Labor’s brave and original policy direction

A close analysis of Labor's most recent manoeuvres proves they are still as much in opposition as they ever were!

Labor must take a stand on security oversight

Labor must take a stand on security oversight

Crikey readers discuss Labor's stance on security agencies, NIMBYism and Australian trade protectionism.

Labor changes position again in the government’s war on scrutiny

Labor changes position again in the government’s war on scrutiny

Labor's inconsistency on oversight of security agencies has left a crucial missing link on the response to the government's attacks on those who would subject it to scrutiny.

The ‘national security’ lie exposed by the Smethurst raid

The ‘national security’ lie exposed by the Smethurst raid

The raid on a News Corp journalist exposes how police can target journalistic sources with impunity — and how "national security" is simply a tool to protect the powerful from scrutiny.

Cut and paste your national security hype HERE

Cut and paste your national security hype HERE

Another budget, another drop to a News Corp journalist about amazing extra funding being given to our security agencies.

When should the military be deployed in Australia?

When should the military be deployed in Australia?

Crikey readers discuss the government's new military powers, and Labor's hurdles in Parliament.

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.

Labor can’t be trusted on national security

Labor can’t be trusted on national security

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.

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

In a new committee report, Labor has walked away from its previous commitment to fixing Australia's broken intelligence oversight system.

Collaery prosecution targets ABC but strangely misses News Corp

Collaery prosecution targets ABC but strangely misses News Corp

There's something suspicious about the charges against Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery -- in particular, the strange absence of a certain media organisation.