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
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte came to office explicitly promising to ramp up the body count, writes Michael Bradley.
The Baillieu government’s plans also throw a gauntlet down to the judiciary in Victoria.
We know them as faraway characters on trashy TV shows: cavorting by luxurious pools, getting shot at by their enemies and, if it’s a bad day, floating face down in murky rivers. But according to a Sydney Morning Herald report today, Mexican drug lords have infiltrated Australia. That’s right, the cocaine your local junkie is […]
If politicians were seriously interested about eroding the power of bikie gangs they would remove the source of much of their wealth and industry, writes Greg Barns.
Crikey subscribers remember earlier events in the colourful Sergi family history.
Back in 2000, Afghanistan’s production of opium poppies fell dramatically to around 100 metric tons. This week, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported in its World Drug Report that, five years after the invasion by the West to restore democracy, opium production has reached a record high.