BMW and Australia’s vehicle safety regulators are set to be at the centre of a NSW coroner’s inquest into what appears to be Australia’s second Takata airbag fatality.
Following mounting concerns about the handling of faulty Takata airbags, an ACCC worker tells Inq how he tried to raise the alarm — and what happened next.
An ACCC worker turned to whistleblowing as an “absolute last resort”. The personal and professional fallout has been swift and brutal — and as he tells Inq, the experience is far from over.
In the latest twist in the Takata airbag saga, BMW has been forced to buy back cars with deadly airbags deemed too dangerous to drive. Inq draws on internal ACCC documents to reveal the inside story of Australia’s flawed Takata airbag recall — and how BMW was given special treatment by the authorities.
The government is set to address AAT appointments following Inq's revelations of partisan stacking.
Scott Morrison's use of the term "ritual sex abuse" — a term associated with the extremist QAnon conspiracy movement — appears to run counter to advice given to him by survivors and government-appointed experts.
A friend of Scott Morrison, who is also a promoter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy that contends a cabal of Satan-worshiping paedophiles rule the world, has made extensive claims online and to others about his influence over the PM.
The government justifies its reshaping of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by claiming it brings it into line with 'community standards'. For some seeking the tribunal's judgement, the changes could mean life or death.
Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal were once subject to review via a separate council... until the Abbott government gutted it.
With their mates at the top of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Liberal government was able to fill the ranks with former staffers, party faithfuls and failed candidates.