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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?

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.