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How can News Corp point the finger at Tingle?

How can News Corp point the finger at Tingle?

If a journalist has a conflict of interest when they have contractual links with key participants in public debate, where does that leave News Corp?

Mayne: four high-profile men with a yuuge conflict of interest problem

Mayne: four high-profile men with a yuuge conflict of interest problem

It is possible to wear two hats at once, but the problem comes when there is a lack of disclosure.

No red flags raised as Brandis gave plum govt job to son’s solicitor

No red flags raised as Brandis gave plum govt job to son’s solicitor

The Attorney-General's Department did not raise the issue of a donor and lawyer for George Brandis' son being appointed to the AAT.

Should Bob Day even be in the Senate?

Should Bob Day even be in the Senate?

Family First Senator Bob Day wants to stay in the Senate and vote for the ABCC -- but is he allowed to do either?

Saville’s Shout: money and politics … ‘be interesting’ … Coalition squabbles …

Saville’s Shout: money and politics … ‘be interesting’ … Coalition squabbles …

Arthur Sinodinos left the confines of public life for a well-paying job at NAB, but Australian Water Holdings beckoned ...

The Palmer precedent — but his senators are not bound by it

The Palmer precedent — but his senators are not bound by it

Clive Palmer has chosen to not vote on matters that could be perceived as being in his interest. But ACIL Allen governance expert Stephen Bartos points out it is not the man himself who matters,but his senators, who hold the real power.

Unprecedented: Palmer in Parliament raises tough ethical issues

Unprecedented: Palmer in Parliament raises tough ethical issues

If Clive Palmer wins a seat in Parliament, should he be allowed to vote on everything? Governance expert Stephen Bartos argues this situation is unprecedented and needs attention.

The ‘first lady/bloke’ dilemma: to work or not to work?

The ‘first lady/bloke’ dilemma: to work or not to work?

Should Labor win the election, Therese Rein may face pressure to dump her Australian business. Governance expert Stephen Bartos asks if 'first lady' is a full-time job -- or is it time to let prime ministerial partners live their own lives?

Australia Council review secret and hopelessly compromised

Australia Council review secret and hopelessly compromised

Arts Minister Simon Crean's review of the Australia Council is much needed. But it's been hopelessly compromised already by the choice of the man leading it.

Bob Katter, energy corridors and conflicts of interest

Bob Katter, energy corridors and conflicts of interest

Bob Katter has been spruiking an "energy corridor" project for nearly 18 months, but has only once mentioned that a relative is at the centre of it. Bernard Keane and Wendy Bacon report.