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Jack Waterford is the former Editor-at-large at The Canberra Times and writes a regular column

AFP bloodhounds still just sniffing about

AFP bloodhounds still just sniffing about

That's an investigation which has already been going on for five months.

  • by Jack Waterford

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Too late to unfriend Facebook? Your MP knows more about you than ASIO

Too late to unfriend Facebook? Your MP knows more about you than ASIO

Analysis about the sort of person you are can be very sophisticated.

  • by Jack Waterford
All media critical to effective government, whether Andrew Barr likes it or not
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All media critical to effective government, whether Andrew Barr likes it or not

The relationship between media and politicians is necessarily antagonistic and somewhat distrusting, but there is ever a zone for some cooperation and mutual respect.

  • by Jack Waterford
A ministry engaged in self-harm, pratfalls and brain snaps
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A ministry engaged in self-harm, pratfalls and brain snaps

Turnbull spent too much time, and what's left of his moral credit, defending indefensible conduct.

  • by Jack Waterford
Battered Barnaby Joyce all too belatedly bails out
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Battered Barnaby Joyce all too belatedly bails out

Turnbull's wishes are clear. But he must take what he's given, and humbly.

  • by Jack Waterford
We need relief from Barnaby Joyce's public, not private, self
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We need relief from Barnaby Joyce's public, not private, self

Gossip is as important as fact in how one's political reflexes work.

  • by Jack Waterford
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Closing the gap, or closing the book on Aboriginal poverty?
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Closing the gap, or closing the book on Aboriginal poverty?

Aboriginals can’t even get a constitutional cheerio as consolation for being today's stolen generation.

  • by Jack Waterford
The key to the cabinet leaks

The key to the cabinet leaks

Security agencies use their own cock-ups to demand more powers they don't need.

  • by Jack Waterford
Coalition dreams of a future in which Malcolm Turnbull actually succeeds
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Coalition dreams of a future in which Malcolm Turnbull actually succeeds

If the Prime Minister has an agenda, he'd best share it before it's too late.

  • by Jack Waterford
On Australia Day, give us the vision, not the division, thing
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On Australia Day, give us the vision, not the division, thing

Australia Day has become another occasion to blackguard people perceived as aliens, and accuse them of being un-Australian.

  • by Jack Waterford
Living off Aboriginal disadvantage: NT public servants' immoral rip-off
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Living off Aboriginal disadvantage: NT public servants' immoral rip-off

NT public servants syphon off about $10,000 a head that should be improving remote Indigenous folk's lives.

  • by Jack Waterford