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
Chin Leong Tan, a former property lawyer and multicultural sector leader, is a departure from his outspoken predecessor, and seems reluctant to take a stand on racism.
What truths cannot be uttered on the left? Just as there are things that can never be admitted on the right, so too are there unmentionable things on the other side.
Hey, big spender ... QUT 18c case student reveals political leanings ... should she stay or should she go? ...
The champions of press freedom need to do more than cloak themselves in glib phrases, writes MEAA CEO Paul Murphy.
The "ferrdom!" brigade do not appear to have realised -- or perhaps do not care -- that any attempt to enforce a set of "national values" around Anzac, has, as its by-product, a reinforcement of the idea that the state could and should be co-opted into doing so.
Why was Senator Derryn Hinch lunching with John Howard? Plus: Sam Dastyari might have spent a bit too much time at the snack table during non-sitting weeks.
It is all about freedom. And speech. And rights. And it doesn't actually matter, because for the last time, the Racial Discrimination Act is not going to be amended.
The government has used the culture war of changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to bide time while company tax cut negotiations continue.