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
Simon Sheikh was a Labor member before he became a Green -- but there's a long history of pollies switching sides. Crikey lists the MPs who flirted with others or just changed their minds.
It's that time of the six-year electoral Senate cycle again, where departing senators give their valedictory speeches outlining what they've accomplished and how their political dreams were crushed. Crikey documents the farewells.
Just a couple of weeks ago Senator Julian McGauran called for expert witness Professor Graham Burrows to be sacked from his job. In the process he raised a series of questions about the role of expert witnesses in the courts.
While lending in China takes a tumble, China's President Hu Jintao met President Barack Obama overnight in Washington to discuss a few niggles ... For Greece, the future looks grimmer than anyone thinks ... Liberal Senator Julian McGauran paid a visit to earth yesterday.
Is Climate Change truly-ruly a thing? We may never know!
The more absurd elements of climate denialism normally hide out of public sight. But not Senator Julian McGauran.
Victorian doctors who oppose abortion are legally obliged to be involved. The law doesn't just legalise abortion, it silences dissent, writes Sinclair Davidson.
The Julian McGaurans of the world, rich dullards shoehorned into Parliament where they can’t do any damage to the family businesses, can always be relied on to act stupidly. Luckily the media cycle is there to catch it.