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Conflict of Interest


Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes. (Image: AAP/David Moir)

Who's afraid of Kerry Stokes? Perhaps the EPA can tell us

WA's Environmental Protection Authority has been hammered by the billionaire's media company — and Premier Mark McGowan hasn't been much help either.

Nev Power and Mathias Cormann at Senate estimates (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

No, Mathias, there's nothing 'normal' about the cosy COVID commission

Just hang on there, finance minister. You're wrong. There's a lot that's 'remarkable' about the powers of the Nev Power-led commission.

New Lord Mayor of Perth Basil Zempilas (Image: Basil Zempilas/Facebook)

Billionaire Stokes gets his man in Perth

Basil Zempilas' election campaign was hard to ignore, given his status as the star of Kerry Stokes’ omnipresent Seven West Media empire.

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'A question of integrity': ageing lobby group invests in controversial aged-care app

'If we're going to clean up aged care, we need to be frank and fearless, and how can you be frank and fearless if you're not truly independent?'

University of Adelaide. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Conflict of Interest: Where does the buck stop in Me Too cases?

Is it enough for leaders to fall on their swords following sexual harassment cases? Or does the shake-up just clear the decks for more ambitious leaders?

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and lobbyist Evan Moorhead (Images: AAP/Twitter)

Queensland Labor: where the wheels of influence spin freely

The revolving door between Labor offices and lobbying firms in Queensland just keeps turning.

Minister for Resources Keith Pitt and a Woodside Energy development (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch; Woodside Energy)

Woodside pockets millions from government to clean up its own mess

Woodside Energy being paid to take care of its own mess is certainly eyebrow raising, but it's simply a small part of the long and questionable relationship between the company and the Australian government.

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From Lib staffer to big pharma: an unsurprising journey of lobbying at work

Drug companies and government affairs are inextricably linked, and the recent announcement of a potential COVID-19 vaccine "deal" is proof of that.

Mick Keelty (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Keelty, Porter and the anti-corruption watchdog with fleas

The federal government is quite blatant about its lack of enthusiasm for an integrity body with teeth that will bite.

Pictured in 2016, former defence minister Christopher Pyne with current Industry Minister Karen Andrews (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

When it comes to the world of lobbying, words matter

Christopher Pyne isn't a lobbyist, he's a 'strategic adviser'. But what's the difference?

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