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.
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 ...
Orwell revisited. Transparency sucked down the electronic memory hole of disappearing messages

Orwell revisited. Transparency sucked down the electronic memory hole of disappearing messages

Government officials are using disappearing text messages to circumvent scrutiny, threatening transparency and ...
Spies Like Us: why the Government is still backing Woodside over Timor-Leste

Spies Like Us: why the Government is still backing Woodside over Timor-Leste

Two decades after the Howard Government spied on Timor-Leste’s seabed boundary negotiating team, the Albanese ...
Government pays lawyers 5x fee estimates to hide advice on how to reduce gas prices. What’s the scam?

Government pays lawyers 5x fee estimates to hide advice on how to reduce gas prices. What’s the scam?

The Federal Government is going to extraordinary lengths to prevent the public who pays them seeing a paper that ...
Rex Patrick’s Federal Court win a victory for transparency and a loss for government secrecy

Rex Patrick’s Federal Court win a victory for transparency and a loss for government secrecy

Does a change to a new Minister kill an ongoing FOI to the old Minister? Can a replaced Minister’s dirt be swept ...

AUKwardUS: Peter Dutton’s Albo nuclear wedge may cost us hundreds of billions

Peter Dutton’s proposal for Australia to adopt nuclear power is a dumb idea, but it’s good politics. Anthony ...
The Attorney, the World Court and climate accountability

The Attorney, the World Court and climate accountability

Australia is about to intervene in a legal case of global significance relating to the obligations of countries to ...
Executive privilege. How to meet with the PM in private. What’s the scam?

Executive privilege. How to meet with the PM in private. What’s the scam?

According to his own diary, Anthony Albanese met with then Qantas CEO Alan Joyce on 23 November 2022. Yet, ...
AUKUS risks unveiled – is Australia sleepwalking into a submarines disaster?

AUKUS risks unveiled – is Australia sleepwalking into a submarines disaster?

It’s risk that brings down projects. Over the past month a number of serious risks have materialised in the AUKUS ...

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