Bushfire coverage dominated the media landscape, with the ACT's same-sex marriage legislation a distant second.
Crikey readers have their say on Nicola Roxon, media plagiarism, 'colour-blind' casting and more.
What a spineless lot of Labor ministers Nicola Roxon exposed us to. Fancy a group of adults, tough enough to become politicians, being cowered into silent inaction by one man.
Nicola Roxon is engaging in self-serving revisionism in criticising Parliament's intelligence committee. Her record of conduct tells a much different story.
The Attorney-General's department was keen to rush data retention into law before the 2010 election. Their haste derailed it, new documents reveal, writes Bernard Keane.
The Attorney-General's Department pushed hard for data retention the moment Labor was elected, according to new documents released to Crikey under freedom of information.
MPs from across the political spectrum sum up years of experiences in federal Parliament as they give their valedictory speeches. Crikey intern Bension Siebert collates excerpts from their farewells.
The Attorney-General department has been given a bollocking by the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, after handballing the issue of data retention. It's a strong outcome for accountability.
When the government introduced a 70% tax hike on alcopops, it promised the measure would fill public coffers and limit teenage quaffers. Crikey intern Shaun Ewart reports the actual result was different.