Politics Podcast: Mark Dreyfus on refining foreign interference legislation.
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Mark Dreyfus says Labor acknowledges the need to do more about espionage activity and foreign influence in Australia but argues changes need to be made to the 'hastily' and broadly drafted bill.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson appears before a Senate inquiry at Parliament House on Friday.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has revealed he told Mark Dreyfus during the pre-election caretaker period that he disagreed with the binding direction George Brandis had issued.
A contentious move by George Brandis to restrict access to legal advice from the solicitor-general is continuing to raise controversy and questions about its legal validity.
The attorney-general holds a largely political office, sitting in cabinet and often holding other portfolios.
Regardless of where the truth lies, we now have an extraordinary position where Australia's two law officers are in conflict.
A public row has escalated between Attorney-General George Brandis and Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has launched a swingeing attack on Attorney-General George Brandis, effectively accusing him of misleading parliament.
Attorney-General George Brandis has again lost a bid to prevent his ministerial diary from being released under FOI.
The FOI request was one a first year law student could complete - instead, the courts have been tied up with political game-playing.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin said the government was only informed when raids relating to leaks about the NBN had started.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin has defended police raids at the Melbourne office of Labor's deputy Senate leader Stephen Conroy and the home of an ALP staffer.
With a new Special Minister of State, electoral donation reforms are once again unsure.
Labor’s proposed reforms to the electoral funding law are again up in the air after last week’s ministerial reshuffle. The former Special Minister of State Gary Gray had committed the government to trying…