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Two injured, one killed: the new Takata airbag threat that fell between the cracks

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.

The jobs scheme with five-star revenue and two-star performance

Inq investigates how disability employment service providers are able to game the system and rake in government benefits while failing the people they are supposed to be helping.

#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.

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‘I just want to find something meaningful, that accepts I’m a bit different’

Job seekers have been badly let down by disability employment providers, and the costs are mounting. Inq investigates.

The $700 million government jobs program with a 1% success rate

Inq looks into the flawed and highly unsuccessful scheme that is supposed to be helping Australians with disabilities find jobs.

Confessions of a whistleblower: ‘Sometimes you just have to be able to live with yourself’

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.

Confessions of a whistleblower: ‘I had no option … lives were going to be lost’

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.

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?