A review found some comments made by NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski were ‘not consistent’ with caretaker conventions.
NBN Co has strongly defended itself after Martin Parkinson found that its chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, breached the pre-election caretaker conventions.
Bill Shorten was correct to ask for access to senior public servants amid confusion over whether the ‘caretaker period’ has begun.
It is unusual to invoke the caretaker conventions so far out from an election. So why is Labor clamouring for them to kick in?
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron outside Number 10 Downing Street, where he’ll be able to remain should there be a hung parliament.
Britain looks set for another hung parliament after the May 7 election – a prospect that gets people surprisingly muddled. Australia could teach Britain's leaders a lesson in caretaker governments.
Now that governor-general Quentin Bryce has issued the writs for the election and dissolved parliament, the government is in caretaker mode. But what does this mean?
The Coalition has raised concerns that the Memorandum of Understanding with Papua New Guinea over the Manus Island asylum seeker processing deal was entered into after the caretaker conventions commenced…