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
Julia Gillard pulled out of next month's Australian Christian Lobby conference in Canberra, condemning boss Jim Wallace's claim that taking up smoking is healthier than being gay. We put Wallace's claims to the truth test.
Kevin Rudd gave two specific yet covert commitments to JimWallace of the Christian Lobby in 2007 in the hope of attracting Christian voters: banning gay marriage and censoring the internet, writes Brian Greig.
A bit of a Tony Abbott faux pas at the launch of Liberal Senator Guy Barnett’s new guidebook for lobbyists and those who watch lobbyists, Make a Difference, reports Crikey intern Tiernan Kelly.
Politicians are making their living out of the trust that people have put in them, to act on behalf of the Commonwealth, not God, or the church, or anyone else, writes Father Bob Maguire.