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Georgia Wilkins — Reporter

Georgia Wilkins

Reporter

Georgia Wilkins is a senior reporter at Crikey. Previously Georgia was a journalist at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. She has also worked as a reporter overseas.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Independent media or the AFL’s Pravda? The Mitch Cleary saga shows afl.com.au is conflicted

A newsroom owned by the football league it reports on is hopelessly conflicted, as the Mitch Cleary saga shows.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

COI Watch: Sco-Mo's COVID commish springs leaks ... a Fox walks into a henhouse

Quelle surprise! The hand-picked and extremely secretive body which includes high-powered fossil-fuel corporates says gas is a gas, gas, gas.

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Conflict of Interest: Morrison’s COVID Commission just got a whole lot more secretive

The powerful COVID-19 commission has been made even less transparent, in changes that move it to work as an advisory board to cabinet.

Nick Xenophon (Image: AAP/Tracey Nearmy)

Turnbull and Xenophon spar over Huawei

Malcolm Turnbull has called for Nick Xenophon's company to register as a lobbying firm, but Xenophon says those calls 'smack of hypocrisy'.

Basil Zempilas (Image: Supplied)

Conflict of Interest: The West backs a winner for Perth

Seven's support of its own network's Basil Zempilas in his run for lord mayor is any candidate's dream.

Phil Gaetjens (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Phil Gaetjens’ admissions are shocking. But his role has always been conflicted

The PM&C secretary didn't investigate Bridget McKenzie's legal authority in the sports rorts scandal. But that's hardly surprising, given there's no notion of independence in his role.

Environment Minister Sussan Ley and Graeme Samuel (on screen) (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Conflict of Interest: Will environmental protections be kept out of states’ hands?

State governments have a history of rolling over to powerful developers' demands, often turning a blind eye to environmental concerns.

Joe Hockey (Image: Sky News)

Gamekeeper turns poacher: Joe Hockey cherrypicks our diplomatic talent for his lobbying shop

Not only has our former treasurer turned an ambassadorial stint into a new role as a lobbyist, he's recruiting his former diplomatic staff.

Tony Abbott congratulates nationals leader Warren Truss after he announced his retirement in 2016. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Can anything slow down the politics gravy train?

More than 40% of the Abbott-era MPs who left politics or lost their seat were appointed to government jobs.

Jennifer Coate (Image: AAP/James Ross)

NSW cases rise, Victoria masks up, and parliament is the latest thing to be cancelled

In Virus Watch today, the new clusters in NSW, more restrictions introduced in Victoria and at its border with NSW, and more on the situation in the US.