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Transparency absent in another dirty election campaign

Transparency absent in another dirty election campaign

Our system of government is rigged against voters. The key to better government in Australia is greater transparency — but the issue is absent from the campaign.

Sustaining the swamp

Sustaining the swamp

This week: how significant should significance be, lucky Aussie philosophers take on the world, Trump is only the start of corruption in the US, and getting to grips with white supremacist ideologies.

If the government is going to be corrupt, it could at least be competent

If the government is going to be corrupt, it could at least be competent

Crikey readers discuss the government scandal of the week and The Australian's tired war on solar panels.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

In industry after industry in Australia, the same problems keep recurring. Our way of making policy is broken. Without addressing that, responses like the banking royal commission just treat the symptoms.

NSW Libs make life still more hellish for Morrison’s rabble

NSW Libs make life still more hellish for Morrison’s rabble

The NSW Liberals are scrambling to dissociate themselves from a toxic, shambolic clutch of climate denialists in Canberra.

Morrison’s integrity-less commission sums up our rotten politics

Morrison’s integrity-less commission sums up our rotten politics

Scott Morrison's joke of federal anti-corruption body simply confirms everything voters hate about politics in Australia.

Morrison unveils piss-weak national integrity commission

Morrison unveils piss-weak national integrity commission

The government's "Commonwealth Integrity Commission" is a lame joke that will be unable to hold public hearings or even take complaints from the public.

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Why are the Nationals so afraid of a federal ICAC? Is it because of their long history of maladministration and rorting grants?

Bring on a federal ICAC — corruption in Australia is no ‘fringe issue’

Bring on a federal ICAC — corruption in Australia is no ‘fringe issue’

A federal ICAC is urgently needed to address the electorate's growing belief that Australian democracy does not work for them. If Scott Morrison thinks that's a "fringe issue", he is deeply out of touch.

Pleas grow for Malaysia to probe Aussie-linked billionaire politician

Pleas grow for Malaysia to probe Aussie-linked billionaire politician

Taib Mahmud, one of Malaysia’s wealthiest individuals, has been accused of kleptocracy and money-laundering for three decades. Critics can’t help but wonder, why have investigations halted?