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The man who appointed Christian Porter attorney-general despite knowing about his womanising ways is now spluttering with outrage. by @PerrettReport  #christianporter  #malcolmturnbull  #cabinetminister 

There is literally nothing, however demanding of a non-political response, that will not be subordinated to the Morrison government imperative of spin and presentation, writes @BernardKeane  #ChristianPorter  #scottmorrison  #auspol 

With extraordinary allegations made against the attorney-general, you'd expect him and his prime minister to be keen to know details of the claims – yet two men show a remarkable lack of curiosity, writes @BernardKeane  [Unlocked] #cabinetminister 

Christian Porter's easy road to the highest echelons of power show that if you walk and talk like a prime minister you can coast your way to the top, writes @kishorrrr  #cabinetministers #christianporterm

“The government is absolutely under an obligation to create some kind of independent investigation.” says expert in sexual discrimination. Read more from @BamberAmbers  and [@kishorrrrismnlocked '>@kishorrrrismnlocked ] #christianporter  #scottmorrison 

"Don’t think for a moment that today’s self-outing of the accused cabinet minister wasn’t every bit as stage-managed and media-savvy as everything else this government does." – @BernardKeane 


Three of Scott Morrison’s closest friends and associates have teamed up to form a new advisory firm that will help foreign companies get government approval to buy up Australian assets.

Podesta emails reveal Jill McCabe donation, WikiLeaks' first smoking gun - Crikey

The Coalition has spent the past decade denigrating Kevin Rudd's plan for faster internet. Today, they're enacting it... so it’s worth having a look at what the Liberals have said about fibre to the home over the years. (NO PAYWALL)

Free from the paywall: The government is planning to give itself the power to override restrictions on accessing journalists' data as part of a deal with the United States to spy on each others' citizens.

Investigative journalist Michael West's Twitter account was removed this week for re-sharing an article about Stuart Robert and the curious story of Robert International, a private investment company. @AndrewPStreet 

In a country that puts people in prison for unpaid parking fines, it seems incongruous that someone who serially underpaid workers to the tune of millions can get away with an expression of contrition and no criminal record.

No one tells us what to publish, say News Corp bosses. This is just a case of eight great minds all thinking alike ... by @kishorrrr  #kevidrudds #murdoch #newscorp 

"The prime minister stands at the lectern and announces and intones, but nothing ever happens except whatever is needed to meet the political demands of the day. Policy, leadership, actual substance are all beyond him." @BernardKeane 

Who benefits from the cover-up of the Witness K matter? Here are the senior figures who gain from Christian Porter's secret prosecution of Bernard Collaery. @BernardKeane