Last minute appointments, messy estimates, and fast-tracking the Adani mine — Scott Morrison called the election this morning later than initially expected, following a frantic few days in Canberra.
Labor went-in on supposed Treasury politicisation during Senate estimates last week. It didn't go as well as planned.
Someone has lied to the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs estimates committee this week: either the most senior police officers in the country, or Michaelia Cash.
Despite bureaucrats' attempts to justify the appointment of the mysterious Paladin company to provide offshore processing services, plenty of questions remain about the scandal.
If you're wondering why ASIC doesn't crack down on corporate crooks harder, it's because it has to focus on the "strength" and "efficiency" of the financial system as much as fairness for customers.
Good morning, early birds. Pauline Hanson has backflipped on the government's corporate tax cuts. Plus: the first day back at Senate Estimates and the banking royal commission really delivers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Looking past the shiny and obvious, this week's Senate estimates hearings were full of newsworthy comments.
Where's inflation hiding? Policymakers are hoping to find it somewhere, anywhere, in the private sector. But the only inflation we can find is being caused by governments.
While the Institute of Public Affairs likes government kept small, it's happy to use its research services where it can take them.