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
Why isn't the media spending more time worrying about the $60 million worth of public funding handed out by the AEC?
Nick Greiner, Luke Foley, Ross Garnaut and others gathered to discuss the future (possibly doomed) of campaign finance reform.
If the media get on the political donations reform bandwagon, it will hard for Turnbull and Shorten to twiddle their thumbs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.