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News October 29, 2016
Jane Halton, the last of John Howard’s departmental heads, steps down
Jane Halton, the bureaucrat at the centre of the ‘children overboard’ affair, reflects on a career of toughness and discretion.
Opinion October 22, 2016
The ubiquity of sexual harassment
“I wasn’t looking to make people angry, just aware that it happens a lot to many women in all sorts of situations, that this kind of sexual attention is not the same as flirting and it would be great if it happened a lot less. Like, never.”
News October 22, 2016
Inside the Brandis-Gleeson breakdown
George Brandis’s move to control legal advice has opened a schism with Justin Gleeson, that critics say make the solicitor-general a “dog on a lead”.
News October 15, 2016
Cybersecurity concerns after attack on BOM
A new report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre describes a recent foreign-state attack on the Bureau of Meteorology and highlights ongoing threats to government agencies.
Opinion October 15, 2016
Sexual harassment in politics
“A few colleagues and I drafted a blacklist of politicians with lecherous reputations and worded up new female journalists about which ones to avoid. ”
News October 08, 2016
Millions of Australians caught in health records breach
The government’s negotiations with doctors over the Medicare rebate is not helped by a breach of privacy on apparently anonymised health data.
News October 01, 2016
Political power struggle after SA’s statewide blackout
As clean-up began after South Australia’s freak storms, the federal energy minister seized the opportunity for a debate on renewables.
News October 01, 2016
Marcia Langton on Recognition and income management
Marcia Langton talks about a promising welfare management trial and how constitutional recognition would complete the Commonwealth.
News September 24, 2016
Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s lack of preparedness on organised crime
The focus on asylum seekers has left the immigration department lacking intelligence capabilities and measures to combat crime.
Opinion September 24, 2016
Tim Flannery names his three priority areas in addressing environmental concerns.
Environmentalist and chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council Tim Flannery explains the need to overcome the vested interests against climate change action and how to best use an innovation fund.
News September 17, 2016
Transfield’s $1.1b offshore processing contract farce
A blistering audit of the offshore detention program reveals a system defined by untendered contracts and preferential deals raises billions of dollars’ worth of questions.
Opinion September 17, 2016
Chris Richardson on how we’re unprepared for the next recession
Chris Richardson, Partner at Deloitte Access Economics, explains how even when economic reports show Australia in good shape, people can feel as though things are getting worse.