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Snowden a threat to Australian lives? Brandis refuses to show proof

Snowden a threat to Australian lives? Brandis refuses to show proof

George Brandis' accusation that Edward Snowden has placed Australian lives at risk is the same unfounded accusation we've seen before from national security politicians desperate to avoid scrutiny.

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.

Farewell to McClelland, a ministerial cipher for the security state

Farewell to McClelland, a ministerial cipher for the security state

Robert McClelland's time as attorney-general were lost years representing how Labor has been co-opted by the security establishment. Farewell.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Gillard loyalists turning on McClelland? ... what the authorities are telling those on Nauru ... does this Senate candidate live in his electorate? ...

Surprise! Gillard brings Bob Carr to Canberra

Surprise! Gillard brings Bob Carr to Canberra

Julia Gillard has shocked Canberra by bringing Bob Carr into her Cabinet as Foreign Minister.

Solar subsidies just the tip of energy policy confusion iceberg

Solar subsidies just the tip of energy policy confusion iceberg

Is it any wonder that Australia’s energy and climate change policy is in a permanent state of confusion, writes Dr Richard Denniss, executive director of Canberra-based think tank The Australia Institute.

A dumb reshuffle puts spotlight back on Gillard’s woes

A dumb reshuffle puts spotlight back on Gillard’s woes

Julia Gillard's federal cabinet reshuffle -- promoting Bill Shorten and Mark Arbib while sacking good ministers -- again demonstrates her lack of judgment and fragility.

Attorney-General Roxon’s to-do list

Attorney-General Roxon’s to-do list

Nicola Roxon's appointment as Australia's first female Attorney-General presents several opportunities to address issues handled poorly by Robert McClelland.

Transparency please! Why the tax breaks for pokies clubs?

Transparency please! Why the tax breaks for pokies clubs?

Has there ever been a more self-serving public campaign than the one being mounted by Clubs Australia? It's time for a closer look at the alleged benefits of clubs to the Australian community.