Rex Patrick

Rex Patrick is a former Senator for South Australia and earlier a submariner in the armed forces. Best known as an anti-corruption and transparency crusader - www.transparencywarrior.com.au.
Mike Pezzullo. The demise of a Canberra’s “most powerful, divisive, and yet indestructible bureaucrat”

Mike Pezzullo. The demise of a Canberra’s “most powerful, divisive, and yet indestructible bureaucrat”

The not-so-distinguished service of former Secretary of Home Affairs Mike Pezzullo ended in a blaze of ignominy, ...
Subs, frigates and other vessels. Don’t drink the minister’s navy shipbuilding Koolaid

Subs, frigates and other vessels. Don’t drink the minister’s navy shipbuilding Koolaid

Defence Minister Richard Marles is hoping today’s announcement about the restructuring of the Royal Australian ...
Peter Dutton’s India escape and the secret meetings with the colourful coal baron

Peter Dutton’s India escape and the secret meetings with the colourful coal baron

Last November, at the time the Coalition were furiously bashing ‘Airbus Albo’ for his penchant for overseas ...
Project blowouts. They know it, but they won’t show it.

Project blowouts. They know it, but they won’t show it.

Government contractors have to report on their performance every month. When there is a cost blowout or progress ...
Vision 2024: aim to “make Australia a better quarry” … and a CO2 dump

Vision 2024: aim to “make Australia a better quarry” … and a CO2 dump

Successive governments have been happy to have Australia as the world’s quarry. But now there's an additional role ...
Marles mauled as Future Frigates farce lights up Defence fracas

Marles mauled as Future Frigates farce lights up Defence fracas

As a war breaks out between the Defence Minister’s Office and his Department, and as the Auditor-General hands ...
The Republic is Dead, Long Live the King. But what happens if he is too sick to rule?

The Republic is Dead, Long Live the King. But what happens if he is too sick to rule?

What would happen in Australia if King Charles's condition were to deteriorate to a point at which he could not ...
Why is CSIRO hiding its advice on Carbon Capture and Storage?

Why is CSIRO hiding its advice on Carbon Capture and Storage?

Australia's peak science body CSIRO has refused to disclose its advice on Carbon Capture and Storage technology. ...
Climate Betrayal: how backroom deals with Japan locked Australia in for decades of gas

Climate Betrayal: how backroom deals with Japan locked Australia in for decades of gas

Despite the Australian public voting for the need to address climate change, the Labor government has backed in ...
No money for aerial fire figthing, lots for overseas shipyards.

No money for aerial fire figthing, lots for overseas shipyards.

Despite repeated urgings from experts, the Federal Government is refusing to establish a sovereign aerial ...
Storm in a South China tea cup. Is Marles’ testosterone putting Australia at risk?

Storm in a South China tea cup. Is Marles’ testosterone putting Australia at risk?

A minor incident in the East China Sea between the Australian Navy and a Chinese ship last year was blown out of ...
Nuke policy quietly nuked: Australia to fund US nuclear weapon delivery program

Nuke policy quietly nuked: Australia to fund US nuclear weapon delivery program

A newly released Congressional Research Service report confirms that Australian funds will be used to support the ...

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