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What will the new Integrity Commission mean for public servants?

What will the new Integrity Commission mean for public servants?

The same conduct happening in different departments could be treated in two distinct ways.

  • by Sally Whyte

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Scott Morrison pledges Religious Discrimination Act but delays protections for gay students
Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison pledges Religious Discrimination Act but delays protections for gay students

The Prime Minister targeted his message at multicultural Australia, arguing protecting religious freedom was "synonymous with our identity".

  • by Michael Koziol
Morrison backs national anti-corruption commission following Labor demands
Scott Morrison

Morrison backs national anti-corruption commission following Labor demands

The Prime Minister said the government had been working on the proposal since January.

  • by David Crowe
Defence contractor Thales denies contempt claims
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Defence contractor Thales denies contempt claims

A military business that tried to censor a government report argues it did not breach parliamentary privilege.

  • by Sally Whyte & Markus Mannheim
Student religious freedom laws delayed with major parties in stand-off
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Student religious freedom laws delayed with major parties in stand-off

Labor and the Coalition are split over whether schools should have power to indirectly discriminate.

  • by Max Koslowski
'Obviously dangerous': Labor doubles down on encryption bill with press freedom warning
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'Obviously dangerous': Labor doubles down on encryption bill with press freedom warning

The rare fight over national security legislation means the government will look to the crossbench to pass the laws this week.

  • by Michael Koziol
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Nationals MPs rebel over government's integrity commission plans
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Nationals MPs rebel over government's integrity commission plans

"We will create a society where everything has to be built in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane," warned Barnaby Joyce.

  • by Michael Koziol
Malcolm Turnbull's downfall derailed cabinet plan for new national anti-corruption watchdog
Scott Morrison

Malcolm Turnbull's downfall derailed cabinet plan for new national anti-corruption watchdog

A corruption crackdown was stalled by the Liberal Party’s leadership implosion and could be delayed until next year.

  • by David Crowe
Christian Porter urged to 'lead from the front' after criticism of anti-corruption push
Scott Morrison

Christian Porter urged to 'lead from the front' after criticism of anti-corruption push

Attorney-General warns proposal from Labor, Greens and crossbench could put public officials and ABC journalists in the dock.

  • by David Crowe
RFG's ex boss Alford challenges parliament's authority in High Court battle
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RFG's ex boss Alford challenges parliament's authority in High Court battle

The former chief executive of franchise chain Retail Food Group is applying to the High Court to avoid appearing before a parliamentary inquiry.

  • by Cara Waters
Archbishop of Melbourne suggests gay teachers more acceptable if they live far away from school
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Archbishop of Melbourne suggests gay teachers more acceptable if they live far away from school

Attorney-General Christian Porter is expected to introduce revised anti-discrimination legislation next week.

  • by Michael Koziol