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The deadly Takata airbag: what did the ACCC know, and when did it know it?

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.

A scandal in Zambia and the Australian company at its centre

Despite overwhelming opposition, including from 17 chieftains, this mining project looks to be going ahead. This leaves us asking one question: why?

#29Leaks: has the ADF been caught up in a Russian money laundering scheme?

As part of the #29Leaks data leak, Inq and Michael West Media investigate a disturbing story involving the ADF, Russian contractors, and allegations of money laundering using Australian taxpayer funds.

Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

CHAPTER ELEVEN: 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.

INQ’s mission is investigative reporting that digs, questions, probes, analyses and scrutinises — relentlessly and without fear or favour.

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The story behind the #29Leaks data dump

15 years of leaked data is being released today as part of #29Leaks. Here's how this treasure trove came together — and what it could tell us.

The airline making big money deporting asylum seekers

Charter company Skytraders has turned a healthy profit by tapping into lucrative asylum seeker deportation contracts with Home Affairs. But is it worth the reputational cost?

AAT accused of ‘intimidating’ robo-debt victims out of appealing

In the last financial year, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal contacted almost 800 people who wanted to appeal their Centrelink debt. Around half of those contacted withdrew their appeal, a figure that has alarmed experts.

AAT set for shake-up following Inq investigation

The government is set to address AAT appointments following Inq's revelations of partisan stacking.

The debt that wasn’t: one woman’s story

For 12 months, Elisha Mathews was pursued by a private collection agency over an alleged $800 debt she did not owe.

Inside the debt-collecting machine that’s chasing billions from people on government benefits

The debt collection industry is netting millions of dollars' worth of government contracts — yet, there appears to be little accountability for their behaviour in chasing robo-debts.