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Real party donation reform: the city where political finance never sleeps

As the AEC releases political finance data for the year to June 2013, Inside Story’s Graeme Orr visits a New York organisation that can teach us a lot about timely transparency.

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Money, politics and the campaign arms race: corporates outspend citizens

Australia’s campaign donations regulations are among the most lax in the world. Freelance journalist Jacqueline Ning says despite political will for change it remains a largely unregulated area.

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Campaign xenophobia driven by foreign donations ban

Almost everyone in mainstream politics says they oppose xenophobia, but foreigners have few friends among advocates of campaign finance reform, writes Andrew Norton, a research fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies.

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Stars align for serious campaign finance reform

The combination of an ethically-strong Kevin Rudd, a governance-obsessed John Faulkner and the Wollongong City Council looks like ensuring the stars are about to align for Australia’s most comprehensive program of campaign finance reform, writes Stephen Mayne.

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US08 media wrap: does the media want Hillary to lose?

Don’t count Clinton out yet, says TPM election central today. Hillary could still win this thing. But the media seem to be willing it to not be so. Do they want her to lose? Why do they relish the tracking of her downfall with such glee? It’s still all going to come down to superdelegates, and no one really knows what they’re thinking.

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