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The chaotic final days of the 45th parliament

The chaotic final days of the 45th parliament

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.

Is Treasury more politicised than ever? Don’t ask Mathias Cormann.

Is Treasury more politicised than ever? Don’t ask Mathias Cormann.

Labor went-in on supposed Treasury politicisation during Senate estimates last week. It didn't go as well as planned.

Either Michaelia Cash or the Australian Federal Police are lying. Which is it?

Either Michaelia Cash or the Australian Federal Police are lying. Which is it?

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.

Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Despite bureaucrats' attempts to justify the appointment of the mysterious Paladin company to provide offshore processing services, plenty of questions remain about the scandal.

The need for a strong financial system justifies ASIC’s ‘softly softly’ approach

The need for a strong financial system justifies ASIC’s ‘softly softly’ approach

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.

Crikey Worm: Pauline Hanson crashes the PM’s gravy train

Crikey Worm: Pauline Hanson crashes the PM’s gravy train

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.

ABC laments Alberici’s errors, but doesn’t know what they are

ABC laments Alberici’s errors, but doesn’t know what they are

In a less-than-vintage estimates performance, ABC executives have shed no light on why they censored a senior journalist.

Top five: Senate estimates were full of unearthed gems

Top five: Senate estimates were full of unearthed gems

Looking past the shiny and obvious, this week's Senate estimates hearings were full of newsworthy comments.

Economists’ bedtime story: we’re going on an inflation hunt

Economists’ bedtime story: we’re going on an inflation hunt

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.

Documents show libertarian lobby gets a helping hand from big government

Documents show libertarian lobby gets a helping hand from big government

While the Institute of Public Affairs likes government kept small, it's happy to use its research services where it can take them.