We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Whistleblowers in the public service face few good options for revealing wrongdoing. Intelligence agency officials have none.
The 'book-up' credit system doesn't make the top 100 list of things institutionally wrong with Indigenous affairs in Australia. But that this case ended this way is utterly crushing.
The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.
Rugby Australia had plenty of opportunities to sack Israel Folau for his posting of religious beliefs on social media. They only did so when the posts were homophobic.
Recent incursions on Australia's free press have shown once again that, without a national bill of rights, liberty is treated cheaply in Australia.
News Corp has actively cheered the expansion of the Coalition's police state. But now that one of its own is the target, News Corp is suddenly opposed to the world it helped create.
Tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle is just the latest victim in Australia's increasingly hostile war on whistleblowers.
For all the publicity that a Geoffrey Rush or Rebel Wilson case attracts, the vast majority of defamation suits are small, wasteful and often result in outcomes disproportionate to their social value.