The government has unveiled a huge step forward in protection for corporate whistleblowers.
The names of NBN Co employees communicating with ALP staffers were seen on emails during AFP raids in Melbourne last year.
The Australian Federal Police have raided Parliament House as their hunt for NBN Co whistleblowers erupts into the political arena again. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.
Immigration and Border Protection workers could face jail for giving evidence in court. And the ABF will itself determine who is an IPB worker. Convenient, yes? Crikey editor Marni Cordell and Crikey reporter Josh Taylor report.
The government can determine who is classified as an "Immigration and Border Protection worker" -- and that can include the phone guy. Crikey journalist Josh Taylor and Crikey editor Marni Cordell report.
Lowy executive director Michael Fullilove hates leaks. Except, you know, when it comes to former CIA head David Petraeus.
Last week the Senate passed an "uncontroversial" bill to merge two agencies. But as a result Immigration whistleblowers face harsh new penalties, and the metadata legislation makes things even worse.
While the Obama administration relentlessly pursues those who reveal crimes and wrongdoing, senior figures are allowed to leak with impunity.
The media revolt on data retention forced the government and opposition to cave in on protecting journalists -- while George Brandis tried to sneak through a get-out clause for agencies.