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.
Talking the Talk: Dutton dumps climate commitment, Labor speaks with forked tongue

Talking the Talk: Dutton dumps climate commitment, Labor speaks with forked tongue

Peter Dutton's Coalition is abandoning Australia's climate targets while new FOI data show Labor's fossil fuel ...
Down Periscope: tragi-comedy of Australia’s submarine travails rolls on

Down Periscope: tragi-comedy of Australia’s submarine travails rolls on

Down Periscope is a submarine comedy; the Australian version is a comedic tragedy. Former Royal Australian Navy ...
Australia, Defence and the anti-Midas touch with submarines

Australia, Defence and the anti-Midas touch with submarines

It was revealed at Senate Estimates this week that there’s a corrosion problem with HMAS Sheean, one of our ...
Dutton and Albanese playing nuclear politics. What’s the scam?

Dutton and Albanese playing nuclear politics. What’s the scam?

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been having a ball calling out Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s lack of ...
Time to regulate ‘Wild West Web’, audit social media algorithms?

Time to regulate ‘Wild West Web’, audit social media algorithms?

Social media algorithms are designed to drive advertising revenue to the platforms, not to benefit users. The ...
Secret Treasury advice. Neither frank nor fearless but dishonest and fearful

Secret Treasury advice. Neither frank nor fearless but dishonest and fearful

Senior officials regularly give advice to Ministers and are paid very well to do so. But how frank and fearless is ...
Future Made in Australia? It’s all in the execution

Future Made in Australia? It’s all in the execution

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s ‘Made in Australia’ policy could be bad, good or great for Australia, depending ...
Secret Defence docs: we need a large civilian workforce for AUKUS nuclear submarine reactors

Secret Defence docs: we need a large civilian workforce for AUKUS nuclear submarine reactors

An internal report that Defence tried to keep secret highlights the high risks involved in growing a civilian ...
Washington Syndrome: Australia’s sovereignty sell-out hidden in plain sight

Washington Syndrome: Australia’s sovereignty sell-out hidden in plain sight

Defence Minister Richard Marles rolled out some glossy new brochures this week spelling out the composition of the ...
Modular Reactors. Peter Dutton hasn’t done his nuclear homework

Modular Reactors. Peter Dutton hasn’t done his nuclear homework

Is Peter Dutton’s proposed ‘rollout’ of modular nuclear reactors real policy or just politics? What research has ...
“An Awkward Problem”: Julian Assange and the Australian dog that didn’t bark

“An Awkward Problem”: Julian Assange and the Australian dog that didn’t bark

Joe Biden says he’s “considering” an end to the prosecution of Julian Assange. Anthony Albanese says, “enough is ...
The cost of needless secrecy on nuclear. What’s the scam?

The cost of needless secrecy on nuclear. What’s the scam?

The Defence Department and the ADF should keep secrets important to protect our national security. But that ...

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