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Topic: Nicola Roxon
iSentia index: bushfires take precedence over pollies

iSentia index: bushfires take precedence over pollies

Bushfire coverage dominated the media landscape, with the ACT's same-sex marriage legislation a distant second.

Stop the rorts, stop calling them entitlements

Stop the rorts, stop calling them entitlements

Crikey readers have their say on Nicola Roxon, media plagiarism, 'colour-blind' casting and more.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

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.

Roxon revises history in whinge about intelligence committee

Roxon revises history in whinge about intelligence committee

Nicola Roxon is engaging in self-serving revisionism in criticising Parliament's intelligence committee. Her record of conduct tells a much different story.

A-G FOI investigation: how data retention was derailed

A-G FOI investigation: how data retention was derailed

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.

Revealed: Attorney-General’s drive for data retention law

Revealed: Attorney-General’s drive for data retention law

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.

Pollies collect perks while working-class women struggle

Pollies collect perks while working-class women struggle

Crikey readers talk Edward Snowden, the Newstart Allowance and why the heck anyone is going to vote for an Abbott government.

MP valedictories: wish them well as we wave them goodbye

MP valedictories: wish them well as we wave them goodbye

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.

A debate we had to have on security measures

A debate we had to have on security measures

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.

Get Fact: did the alcopops tax curb teenage drinking?

Get Fact: did the alcopops tax curb teenage drinking?

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.