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Talking Points

Prescription for Power

Australia’s lobbyists are winning thanks to a ‘piss-poor’ regulatory framework

It's impossible to hold lobbyists to account when they're operating within such a shoddy framework

After the Fires

No, minister, 250 people haven’t been charged with arson

In the context of the current bushfire crisis, there is simply no evidence that arson was responsible.

The Price of Access

A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

Good morning, early birds. Coronavirus-related discrimination has reached new highs (or lows, really) on both sides of the country, and in the past four years, fossil-fuel companies have increased their political donations two-fold. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed

I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed

Good morning, early birds. In more rorts news, $10 million was granted to the construction of an already-built building in Scott Morrison's electorate, and Michael McCormack's post-Natspill plea resulted in a $120,000 aged-care grant. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Trending news

Data retention scheme is being abused exactly as critics predicted

A review of the Abbott government's data retention scheme has shown it is being widely abused by scores of bodies around the country.

As the press gallery ate up Shearer Scotty, down the road taxpayers were being fleeced

It's time political journalists in this country took a long hard look at themselves.

Peter Dutton can’t tell left from right

Peter Dutton thinks Islamist terrorists are 'left wing'. But then, he has good reason not to want to talk about right-wing terrorism.