Crikey readers discuss whistleblower protections and the larrikin image.
Rex Patrick has a reputation for saying and revealing things that make powerful people uncomfortable.
The two outlets that led the coverage of the biggest scandal in Australian politics have fallen silent on its aftermath.
This is Australian politics' biggest scandal, and the most powerful people in the country are ensuring you know as little about it as possible.
We need to stop kidding ourselves that we're so different from the Chinese on surveillance and control. They just do it better than us.
The resort to suppression orders by our courts undermines faith in the legal system and is used by the legal industry to avoid scrutiny.
Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.