Good morning, early birds. Coronavirus-related discrimination has reached new highs (or lows, really) on both sides of the country, and in the past four years, fossil-fuel companies have increased their political donations two-fold. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Mathias Cormann's maths lets him down once again...
Yesterday's political donation data dump should have been a massive story. So where was the mainstream media?
Millions of dollars flow to both major political parties each year, and not from the places you might expect.
While big bank donations to parties have dried up, the world's big consulting firms have replaced them as sources of political funding, all while taxpayers hand more and more money back.
Record levels of fossil fuel donations were pumped into our political system last year. Advocates for climate action were totally outgunned.
Today's political donations data shows that money dominates Australian politics, now more than ever.