Australian politics, society & culture


Tuesday, 5 June 2012 - 12:02am
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Editor's Note

Privacy laws, government transparency, national security laws and discrimination - the hot-button issues of our time - all fall under the remit of Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, and this week has thrown up a few more curly problems. Changes to FOI laws on parliamentary spending and the latest revelations about ASIO clearances for people smugglers living in Australia will come in one way or another to add to the pile on Roxon's desk.

The profile of Nicola Roxon in The Monthly portrays our first female Attorney-General as intelligent, capable and fair-minded. 

Given the array of issues on her plate, and the intense pressure on every move the government makes, she'll need to be these things and much more in coming weeks. 

PoliticOZ editor: 
Nick Feik