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Political parties should be stripped of Privacy Act exemptions after hack: experts

Political parties should be stripped of Privacy Act exemptions after hack: experts

Former privacy commissioners have called for an end to the exemption in the wake of a major cyber attack.

  • by David Crowe

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China key suspect in pre-election hack against major parties
Cyber threat

China key suspect in pre-election hack against major parties

Chinese spies are the prime suspects in an unprecedented hack of Australia’s political parties that could have exposed information about voters and private data of MPs ahead of the federal election.

  • by David Wroe
It's time political parties lost their cushy exemption from privacy laws
Opinion
Opinion

It's time political parties lost their cushy exemption from privacy laws

Australians have just been given a dramatic reminder of a weakness that could easily compromise the election campaign.

  • by David Crowe
Cormann had 'no idea' a travel company had given him a free trip
Investigation
Investigation

Cormann had 'no idea' a travel company had given him a free trip

The Finance minister was booked as "staff and family" by the travel company Helloworld around the time it won an unrelated billion-dollar contract.

  • by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker
Why would a 'sophisticated' foreign hacker bother with the very unsophisticated Australian politics?
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Cyber threat

Why would a 'sophisticated' foreign hacker bother with the very unsophisticated Australian politics?

Whoever is behind it proved sophisticated enough at least to figure there was no point in hacking Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

  • by Tony Wright
Morrison is modelling John Howard, but it's a risky move
Opinion
Opinion

Morrison is modelling John Howard, but it's a risky move

The politics around boats and refugees remains potent. But voters have changed.

  • by Sean Kelly
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Honest Jim gives back $4500 in travel expenses
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Political expenses

Honest Jim gives back $4500 in travel expenses

Unfortunately for Jim Molan, his party got to him before any travel expenses questions were raised, punting him to an unwinnable spot on the Coalition’s Senate ticket come the May election.

  • by Kylar Loussikian and Samantha Hutchinson
Adrenalin shot for Morrison's government, but beware adrenal fatigue
Opinion
Opinion

Adrenalin shot for Morrison's government, but beware adrenal fatigue

The Morrison government has received an adrenalin shot, giving it a rush of energy in the approach to the federal election. But watch out for adrenal fatigue.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Young Liberals sacked from government over Tinder scandal
Liberal Party

Young Liberals sacked from government over Tinder scandal

Two Young Liberals suspended from the party over a Tinder scandal have been sacked from their government jobs. 

  • by Alexandra Smith
Ipsos poll: Support for Labor falls after clash over refugees and border security
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Federal election

Ipsos poll: Support for Labor falls after clash over refugees and border security

Labor is leading the Coalition 51-49 in its narrowest result in more than six months.

  • by David Crowe
Young Libs accuse party vice president of 'malicious' behaviour

Young Libs accuse party vice president of 'malicious' behaviour

Conservative warrior Karina Okotel has been accused of seeking to malign Young Liberal leadership candidates by suggesting they were transgender, progressive or politicians' puppets.

  • by Farrah Tomazin