March 7, 2018 16
If a journalist has a conflict of interest when they have contractual links with key participants in public debate, where does that leave News Corp?
July 31, 2017 2
It is possible to wear two hats at once, but the problem comes when there is a lack of disclosure.
December 2, 2016 7
The Attorney-General's Department did not raise the issue of a donor and lawyer for George Brandis' son being appointed to the AAT.
October 27, 2016 8
Family First Senator Bob Day wants to stay in the Senate and vote for the ABCC -- but is he allowed to do either?
April 7, 2014 3
Arthur Sinodinos left the confines of public life for a well-paying job at NAB, but Australian Water Holdings beckoned ...
November 14, 2013 2
Clive Palmer has chosen to not vote on matters that could be perceived as being in his interest. But ACIL Allen governance expert Stephen Bartos points out it is not the man himself who matters,but his senators, who hold the real power.
October 1, 2013 14
If Clive Palmer wins a seat in Parliament, should he be allowed to vote on everything? Governance expert Stephen Bartos argues this situation is unprecedented and needs attention.
July 11, 2013 1
Should Labor win the election, Therese Rein may face pressure to dump her Australian business. Governance expert Stephen Bartos asks if 'first lady' is a full-time job -- or is it time to let prime ministerial partners live their own lives?
December 20, 2011 11
Arts Minister Simon Crean's review of the Australia Council is much needed. But it's been hopelessly compromised already by the choice of the man leading it.
September 2, 2010 7
Bob Katter has been spruiking an "energy corridor" project for nearly 18 months, but has only once mentioned that a relative is at the centre of it. Bernard Keane and Wendy Bacon report.