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An introduction to Malaysia’s unfathomably large 1MDB fraud scandal

An introduction to Malaysia’s unfathomably large 1MDB fraud scandal

Crikey examines Malaysia's multibillion dollar 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal, which may well be remembered as the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age.

Compared to the rest of the world, Australian democracy is doing pretty bloody well

Compared to the rest of the world, Australian democracy is doing pretty bloody well

Just 4.5% of the world population lives in a free and fair democracy, and Australia is part of that lucky elite.

Australia’s hopeless response to landmark Malaysian election

Australia’s hopeless response to landmark Malaysian election

There's a lot to be gleaned from Malaysia's recent election, especially for the craven and silent Australian government.

Labor push for integrity commission ups pressure on government

Labor push for integrity commission ups pressure on government

Labor has broken the bipartisan consensus against a national integrity body, proposing an ICAC-style body with royal commission powers.

Afghanistan is no closer to peace, despite what the US claims

Afghanistan is no closer to peace, despite what the US claims

16 years on and despite peace talks, the corrupt Kabul government is still on the back-foot in its war with the Taliban.

Have dodgy pollies really cost Australia $72 billion?

Have dodgy pollies really cost Australia $72 billion?

This week The Australia Institute made headlines with a report claiming the nation's corruption (or perception thereof) has cost us $72 billion since 2012. We put the question to TAI's research director Rod Campbell: are we really that dodgy?

Corrupt Zimbabwean dictator perfect fit for World Health Organisation

Corrupt Zimbabwean dictator perfect fit for World Health Organisation

Rather than being unfit for a World Health Organisation ambassadorship, Robert Mugabe is a good fit for the body.

Australian governments influenced by Mafia, corruption expert warns

Australian governments influenced by Mafia, corruption expert warns

We should not pretend that Mafia-linked corruption is absent from Australian politics. Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.

Geoff Gallop: Australia needs a national corruption watchdog

Geoff Gallop: Australia needs a national corruption watchdog

The failure of the federal government to establish a corruption commission leaves a serious gap in Australia’s governance arrangements and undermines confidence in the system, writes former premier of WA Geoff Gallop.

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

NT blogger Bob Gosford reckons he knows the answer, and it's not Queensland.