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Australian politics isn’t fit for purpose in a burning world

Australian politics isn’t fit for purpose in a burning world

While the Coalition government has many climate denialists in its ranks, fossil fuel companies can also wield systemic power to make sure the political system works in their interests, not the community's.

Alan Jones doesn’t control New South Wales, political donations do

Alan Jones doesn’t control New South Wales, political donations do

Racing NSW and the rest of the gambling lobby have long called the shots in NSW because they give the government so much money.

Report sheds new light on the political influence wielded by special interests

Report sheds new light on the political influence wielded by special interests

A Grattan Institute report finally provides some hard data on the extent to which special interests interfere in public policy via donations and lobbying.

An instructive history on the ‘evils’ of foreign donations

An instructive history on the ‘evils’ of foreign donations

Malcolm Turnbull says everyone agrees that foreign donations are bad. He seems to have changed his tune just a little bit.

Beleaguered Nats’ ill-timed fundraiser offers opportunity to influence

Beleaguered Nats’ ill-timed fundraiser offers opportunity to influence

The chance to influence the Nationals' policies can be yours for just a few thousand dollars, and you don't have to declare it. But don't count on meeting Barnaby.

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.

Gambling donations approach $2 million and that’s before looking at the dark money

Gambling donations approach $2 million and that’s before looking at the dark money

With the release of 2016-17 political donations data, the gambling industry proved once again that it's driving dark money in politics.

Inside the (notably low) numbers of today’s political donations dump

Inside the (notably low) numbers of today’s political donations dump

In an off-year electorally, the political parties had a record low in donors, as business drifts away from giving money to politicians.

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.

Turnbull chooses his moment over espionage and donation laws

Turnbull chooses his moment over espionage and donation laws

The proposed legislation has been announced to a backdrop of Sam Dastyari's paling fortunes.