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National security secrecy now apparently extends to partisan events on RAAF bases

National security secrecy now apparently extends to partisan events on RAAF bases.

The government tries wherever possible to throw a blanket of secrecy over the Manus Island detention centre. But now Tony Abbott could face an unusual challenge to the policy of minimising information… https://theconversation.com/grattan-on-friday-just-because-the-news-moves-on-lets-not-forget-manus-island-25917

The government tries wherever possible to throw a blanket of secrecy over the Manus Island detention centre. But now Tony Abbott could face an unusual challenge to the policy of minimising information…

Tony Abbott tried to shut down motion on 18C as report backs review of Race Discrimination Act

Dramatic split in PM's power base over finances and Credlin, leaked emails reveal

Silence on missing asylum seeker boat a disgrace to the nation July 2, 2014 Julian Burnside  "And whatever the facts turn out to be, Morrison has treated the Australian public with contempt."

Silence on missing asylum seeker boat a disgrace to the nation July 2014 Julian Burnside "And whatever the facts turn out to be, Morrison has treated the Australian public with contempt.

Asio welcomes proposal for 'coercive questioning' powers in security laws

Parliamentary inquiry submission makes case for wider powers to detain without charge and jail people for refusing to answer questions

"National security" is the last shot in the locker of governments who have actively ceded control of nearly everything else they do to empowered corporations at the expense of citizens. It is the one major area of public policy where an otherwise disempowered government (of whatever political persuasion) gets to tell its people that "we we will decide" what's going on.

The only border security we have left

Bill Shorten says Tony Abbott sank to 'a new low' over Gillian Triggs's treatment   Opposition leader accuses PM of being ‘psychologically unsuited’ to the prime ministership

Bill Shorten says Tony Abbott sank to 'a new low' over Gillian Triggs's treatment

Bill Shorten says Tony Abbott sank to 'a new low' over Gillian Triggs's treatment Opposition leader accuses PM of being ‘psychologically unsuited’ to the prime ministership

What did we learn today?

Well, we learned that South Australian Liberal MP Christopher Pyne says that the Gillard government resembles a scene from the film Downfa.

Tony Abbott defends his Government's performance in the face of another voter backlash in a state poll. Tony Abbott defends Government's performance in wake of SA by-election result, claims of disagreement with Julie Bishop

The media have turned on Tony Abbott, but are his troubles symptomatic of a bigger problem with the way politics is now played?

The hysterical campaign by Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers against the Government is a throwback to another time in Australia’s history, says former News Ltd executive Rodney E. Lever — the Whitlam era.

The hysterical campaign by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers against the Government is a throwback to another time in Australia's history, says former News Ltd executive Rodney E. Lever — the Whitlam era.

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