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Mayne: attack on Turnbull’s $1m donation is a beat-up

Mayne: attack on Turnbull’s $1m donation is a beat-up

Why isn't the media spending more time worrying about the $60 million worth of public funding handed out by the AEC?

A ‘lamington stall’ approach to campaign finance reform

A ‘lamington stall’ approach to campaign finance reform

Nick Greiner, Luke Foley, Ross Garnaut and others gathered to discuss the future (possibly doomed) of campaign finance reform.

Mayne: senators should reform campaign finance, not just talk about it

Mayne: senators should reform campaign finance, not just talk about it

Why on Earth can't the federal parties initiate at least some basic campaign finance reforms?

Mayne: six juicy snippets from political donations data

Mayne: six juicy snippets from political donations data

There's more than one way to skin a cat.

Mayne: stars aligning for campaign finance reforms, but media will be key

Mayne: stars aligning for campaign finance reforms, but media will be key

If the media get on the political donations reform bandwagon, it will hard for Turnbull and Shorten to twiddle their thumbs.

Real party donation reform: the city where political finance never sleeps

Real party donation reform: the city where political finance never sleeps

As the AEC releases political finance data for the year to June 2013, Inside Story's Graeme Orr visits a New York organisation that can teach us a lot about timely transparency.

Money, politics and the campaign arms race: corporates outspend citizens

Money, politics and the campaign arms race: corporates outspend citizens

Australia's campaign donations regulations are among the most lax in the world. Freelance journalist Jacqueline Ning says despite political will for change it remains a largely unregulated area.

Campaign xenophobia driven by foreign donations ban

Campaign xenophobia driven by foreign donations ban

Almost everyone in mainstream politics says they oppose xenophobia, but foreigners have few friends among advocates of campaign finance reform, writes Andrew Norton, a research fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies.

Stars align for serious campaign finance reform

Stars align for serious campaign finance reform

The combination of an ethically-strong Kevin Rudd, a governance-obsessed John Faulkner and the Wollongong City Council looks like ensuring the stars are about to align for Australia's most comprehensive program of campaign finance reform, writes Stephen Mayne.

US08 media wrap: does the media want Hillary to lose?

US08 media wrap: does the media want Hillary to lose?

Don't count Clinton out yet, says TPM election central today. Hillary could still win this thing. But the media seem to be willing it to not be so. Do they want her to lose? Why do they relish the tracking of her downfall with such glee? It's still all going to come down to superdelegates, and no one really knows what they're thinking.