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How to make it big, big, BIG in investment publishing

Port Phillip Publishing is the largest independent investment publisher in the country. But its sensational approach has seen the business run afoul of regulators, competitors and even their own subscribers.


China’s enemies of the state in Australia

CHAPTER TWO : China's surveillance operations in Australia have spiked dramatically in recent years. Inq speaks to one dissident who spent a week being interrogated in a Chinese hotel room and says there is a network of informants operating on Australian soil.


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.


Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

CHAPTER ONE: Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12. What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale?  

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

INQ is part of Crikey, Australia’s most vigorously independent news publication, with almost 20 years of fearless journalism under its belt.


Chinese spying on dissidents in Australia reaches new levels

CHAPTER ONE: The Chinese government is not only spying on Chinese nationals in Australia, but on Australians themselves. Inq hears first-hand from those who believe they are being watched.


How Tony Abbott made sure the AAT would never come under scrutiny

CHAPTER TEN: Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal were once subject to review via a separate council... until the Abbott government gutted it.


How Liberal staffers, candidates and MPs arrived at the AAT

CHAPTER NINE: 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.


The road from political backrooms to the people’s court

CHAPTER EIGHT: A job at the top of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is, by definition, apolitical. So why are so many gigs going to former Coalition politicians and staffers?


You’re out! How a government tamed the AAT

CHAPTER SEVEN: Members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal are steadily losing their jobs and being replaced with people less qualified.


Betoota’s ‘bread and butter’: unlabelled sponsored posts

The Betoota Advocate loves to take the piss out of influencers, but it's also happy to take part in the sponsored content game.