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Topic: Rex Patrick

How you become Australia’s most powerful bureaucrat

What drives Mike Pezzullo — and how has he earned the title of Australia’s most powerful public servant?

Australia will have climate action despite government

Crikey readers discuss Australia's choice on climate change, and Rex Patrick's crusade for government scrutiny.

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick (Image: AAP /David Mariuz)

Meet Rex Patrick: the Senate’s warrior for transparency

Rex Patrick has a reputation for saying and revealing things that make powerful people uncomfortable.

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The Coalition’s tax plan hits snag in senate

Good morning, early birds. Crossbench senators are concerned that the government's tax savings will be wiped out by rising energy costs, there are more calls for union boss John Setka to resign, and today Crikey launches its inquiry journalism initiative. It’s the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

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.