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
If you think that Optus just provides telephony and internet services, think again. They’re also selling their customers.
What does that fine print really mean? We dig into the big companies' privacy policies to find out.
Journalist and presenter Liz Jackson has passed away after a well-documented battle with Parkinson's disease. She is being remembered as an inspirational, fearless journalist.
Prefer your footballs oval shaped? Couldn't pick Cristiano Ronaldo out of a line-up of one? Here are five things you can say to get you through the next month.
The fiction of privatised competition was simply so diverse functions could be handed over to cartelised oligopolies.
The ABC has retained radio broadcasting rights for the cricket, defying speculation that the rights were set to shift elsewhere.
Good morning, early birds. Outgoing ASIC chief's parting shot at white-collar crooks, and Optus is now likely to follow Telstra in returning money to customers stiffed by underperforming NBN speeds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.
Revelations of trafficking of Australians' metadata illustrate that data retention -- which has no benefits for law enforcement -- is a serious threat to Australians.
The big telcos have been given millions of dollars in order to keep your personal information for the government to access anytime it wants, without a warrant. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.