The controversy over its foreign donation and foreign interference proposals confirms that this "Liberal" government is the most authoritarian in decades.
Good morning, early birds. The Chinese Communist Party has tried to hose down fears in Australian Parliament about foreign donations and influence. Plus, Labor is on the cusp of victory in Queensland, and that's bad news for Adani. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
It's not the constitution but the cash that would be at risk if there was an across-the-board ban on foreign donations.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said parole laws need to be overhauled after Brighton terror siege, Adani coal mine gets green light but needs cash. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.
Any reform needs to balance political equality, liberty and integrity, writes professor of law at the University of Queensland Graeme Orr.
Australian political parties would be banned from accepting foreign donations under a proposal from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.