Exclusive: Brandis bound for London, Porter to take Attorney-General

Karen Middleton
Christian Porter is set to become attorney-general in a post-budget reshuffle, with George Brandis likely being sent to London as high commissioner.

Gadfly: Going to extremes

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Gadfly: SLO motion

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Bell Group fallout raises questions of ministers' roles

Karen Middleton
Holes in the time line of the WA Bell case pose serious questions about a position that stood to cost the government $300 million.

Backpackers, ABCC and parliamentary chaos

Gadfly: Fudge of honour

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Gadfly: Arch Deakin

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Gadfly: Shelving the sorrow

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Solicitors-general support Justin Gleeson in argument with George Brandis

Richard Ackland
A gathering of former solicitors-general has supported Justin Gleeson’s view that Attorney-General George Brandis misunderstands the Law Officers Act.

The rising toll of PM Malcolm Turnbull’s disappointments

Turnbull is being seen as ‘weak’ – unable to stand up for what he really believes in against the conservatives in his party. Worse, he ‘stuffs up’.

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