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News December 08, 2018
Captain’s call back
Amid a chaotic final sitting week of parliament, conservative Coalition MPs are furious at the prime minister for what they perceive as his betrayal over religious freedoms in schools.
News December 01, 2018
Government presses on for wider security powers
While security chiefs are supporting Peter Dutton’s call for new powers to access encrypted data, they have declined to support the government’s claim such changes are made more urgent by the recent terror attack and arrests in Melbourne.
News December 01, 2018
Senate chases Tourism Australia documents
The senate has ordered the tabling of Tourism Australia contracts from the time leading up to Scott Morrison’s sacking, but the prime minister continues to argue their confidentiality.
News November 24, 2018
Exclusive: Metadata requests top 350,000
Government agencies are using a loophole to access individuals’ metadata without warrants, as Peter Dutton attempts to rush through further security agency powers.
News November 17, 2018
Morrison ‘hijacked’ NZ tourism review
An audit report covering Scott Morrison’s role in the New Zealand tourism office raises serious concerns over transparency and due process.
News November 10, 2018
Exclusive: Auditor-general found Morrison breaches
While mystery surrounds Scott Morrison’s sacking from Tourism Australia, a buried audit report shows numerous anomalies and concerns over contracts worth $184 million.
Politics November 10, 2018
Kerry O’Brien reflects on John Howard
For a significant part of Kerry O’Brien’s career, John Howard dominated Australian politics. The award-winning journalist talks about the former PM’s divisive recipe for success.
News November 03, 2018
Intelligence agencies’ pitch for powers
Growing suspicion over the government’s security and intelligence powers has seen the heads of two powerful agencies begin a charm offensive to try to win back public trust.
News October 27, 2018
Turnbull used to head off regional distrust
Malcolm Turnbull’s relationship with the Indonesian president is being used to shore up free trade negotiations as Scott Morrison hopes to convey stability abroad.
News October 20, 2018
How Scott Morrison changed his mind on Israel
Three weeks ago, the prime minister said there would be no changes to his policy on Israel. Then, on the eve of the Wentworth byelection, he changed his mind.
News October 06, 2018
Lobbyists dominate mental health sector
As the suicide rate rises, health experts say millions in government funding is going to unproven programs and the sector is captured by lobbyists.
News September 29, 2018
Exclusive: Morrison set reef grant terms
The terms of Malcolm Turnbull’s $444 million Barrier Reef grant were set by Scott Morrison, who as treasurer insisted the money not go to a Commonwealth agency.