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news September 03, 2016
The truth about ICAC’s corruption rulings
With reduced powers to name corrupt individuals, ICAC’s findings are increasingly shaped by politics.
news August 20, 2016
How top-ranking NSW police failed the Lindt cafe siege
Deleted text messages and botched directions underscore the flaws in an operation senior police say was not their responsibility.
news August 27, 2016
Former IPA head: radicals ‘hijacked’ think tank
After early co-operation with Bob Hawke, Roger Neave watched as the IPA became the radical propaganda arm of the Liberal Party.
news August 13, 2016
Census attacks raise issue of security of foreign investment in infrastructure
The attack on the census website highlights concerns over more damaging cyberwarfare, potentially state-sponsored, leading some experts to caution against foreign investment in critical infrastructure.
news August 06, 2016
How the Northern Territory failed
At the heart of the NT government’s perpetual shambles is a crisis of fiscal racism that for decades has squandered federal money.
news July 30, 2016
How rooftop solar energy became a political issue
A potentially influential, unclaimed political constituency is lurking in our suburbs.
news July 23, 2016
How Pauline Hanson changes politics through fear
Pauline Hanson is back exhorting the same old message: fear and racial intolerance. And once again she’s set to change the political landscape.
news July 16, 2016
The Sydney siege: what went wrong
As the coronial inquiry into the Lindt cafe siege draws to a close in Sydney, a litany of police errors have become apparent.
news July 09, 2016
How GetUp! boosted Labor in Election 2016
Activist group GetUp! made 40,000 phone calls in seats selected to target Abbott-aligned parliamentarians, helping Labor win its key gains.
news July 02, 2016
The $250 million federal election question
When it comes to election campaigns, it’s easier to sell the negative over the positive – at a massive cost to taxpayers.
news June 25, 2016
The success of the Parliamentary Budget Office
The PBO has proved a boon for accountability, preventing political parties from citing fanciful costings or embarking on ‘black hole’ scare campaigns.
news June 18, 2016
Parakeelia: The inner workings of the Liberals’ funding rort
Donations from a Liberal Party-owned company, through which thousands in taxpayer dollars have been funnelled, expose deep flaws in political fundraising.