As it stands, it is a criminal offence for government employees to release information, which has no modifier for whistleblowers. Time for a change.
Cries of horse trading filled the air after the Greens aligned with the Coalition last week, but this will yet become the norm, and we all better get used to it.
Christ. Forgot to put the bins out. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Nick Xenophon did a mad flip, Donald Trump saved the nation’s flags and Chernobyl now rivals the City of Light.
The federal election has been a fizzer, and the lack of direction from each major party has many reaching for a third option. But are we just throwing our vote away?
Oh, the week that was. The refugee team has been confirmed for Rio, Shorten hardens in the PM race, and we farewell a giant.
Gen Y are worse off than expected, Tony Abbott’s slump continues and Nick Xenophon tries to out-PUP PUP in this week’s Current Affairs Wrap from Michael Burrill.
As the wind changes direction in the Australian Senate, Lachlan Marr wonders whether the newly-formed “coalition of common sense” is a load of hot air or if it will blow the Upper House down…