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Political donations: where to find out who is lobbying legislators

Charlie Lewis November 8, 2017

The transparency around political donations is borderline nonexistent, so where can you go to find out where the money comes from and where it goes?

Addicted to cash: why Labor won’t dump the SDA

Bernard Keane August 28, 2017 8 Comments

Labor is campaigning hard against organisations that want to undermine penalty rates -- but will quietly look the other way if you give it enough money.

Collusion with a foreign political party? The Coalition’s all over it.

Bernard Keane August 16, 2017 4 Comments

When it comes to "collusion" with foreign political parties, the Coalition has done very well indeed.

Business’ neoliberalism-as-usual ignores democratic reality

Bernard Keane July 20, 2017 30 Comments

Business has failed to see that business-as-usual will no longer work with politicians who have to live in the real world of democratic politics.

‘Cold War sentiment’: how the Chinese community feel about the ABC-Fairfax donations investigation

‘Cold War sentiment’: how the Chinese community feel about the ABC-Fairfax donations investigation

Crikey June 23, 2017 4 Comments

Chinese donations to and influence on Australia's political parties are everywhere in the news, but how does that affect everyday Chinese-Australians? Freelance journalist Michael Liu reports.

Liberals in crisis: debt and falling donations hurt campaigns

Liberals in crisis: debt and falling donations hurt campaigns

Bernard Keane March 14, 2017 2 Comments

The Liberal Party's financial fortunes have slumped as falling donations bite into the party's capacity to fight federal and state elections, Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

Trump-l’oeil: White House blow-up hides rotten week for Turnbull

Bernard Keane February 3, 2017 7 Comments

A startling failure to some basic preparation was behind two bungles from Malcolm Turnbull this week, overshadowed by the Trump debacle.

Turnbull’s vision for 2018: basically 2016, with a dash of 2008

Bernard Keane February 2, 2017 9 Comments

Instead of seizing the initiative at the start of the political year, Malcolm Turnbull reheated his attack lines and policies from 2016, with a nod to Kevin Rudd along the way.

Labor also rolling in finance industry dough

Labor also rolling in finance industry dough

Bernard Keane February 2, 2017

The big business sectors lifted their donation game in 2015-16 -- but we still know little about where a lot of political money is coming from.

Shoppies, United Voice Labor’s most reliable funders

Bernard Keane February 1, 2017

The Labor Party relies heavily on union funding -- and two unions in particular were its funding powerhouses in 2015-16. But there was some private largesse as well.