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
The government's panic over the Adani Carmichael project is driven by five wasted years that have seen unemployment spike in Townsville and surrounding regions.
While federal politics was offering business-as-usual climate inaction last week, school kids were putting politicians to shame.
Good morning, early birds. China fights back against the Trump trade war with tariffs of its own. Plus, Adani wins a 12.5 billion-litre water grab. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
With major banks all around the world turning their banks on the controversial mine, Adani better dust off the ol' guitar and get busking.
It wasn't so long ago we were told it would cost too much to save jobs in car manufacturing, now we're spending even more per job on a mine that will damage the Great barrier Reef.
From the backbench to foreign policy and economics, the budget and now Alan Jones, Adani is causing Turnbull all sorts of problems, writes Australia Institute executive director Ben Oquist.
The Turnbull government appears set to expand its rampant protectionism by handing nearly a billion dollars to Adani, while urban infrastructure projects with much greater benefits go begging.
Australia's retreat into protectionism is likely to mean $1 billion in cheap money handed to the white elephant Carmichael coal project.