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We need answers on political donor blacklisting

We need answers on political donor blacklisting

Crikey readers discuss the blacklisting of Chinese donor Huang Xiangmo, legal liability online and the middling franking credits scare campaign.

How a Beijing influencer captured Canberra

How a Beijing influencer captured Canberra

A wealthy Chinese developer with deep links to both sides of Australian politics wants his money back after being kicked out of the country. What happened?

Energy sector fired up donations as electricity dominated politics

Energy sector fired up donations as electricity dominated politics

The energy debate led to a windfall for the major parties.

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

If Labor bore the brunt of the gambling industry's power in Tasmania, elsewhere it enjoys a strong relationship with the pokies.

Canberra blocks prominent Chinese political lobbyist Huang Xiangmo

Canberra blocks prominent Chinese political lobbyist Huang Xiangmo

Good morning, early birds. Chinese lobbyist and billionaire political donor Huang Xiangmo has had his Australian permanent residency blocked, and Scott Morrison rules out a snap election resulting from any upcoming losses in parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Accounting firm donations show how independent Australia really is

Accounting firm donations show how independent Australia really is

Crikey readers react to the Big Four political donations and sex work decriminalisation in Queensland.

Big Four accounting firms emerge as major political donors

Big Four accounting firms emerge as major political donors

The Big Four accounting firms have emerged as our dominant political donors at a time when we need to regulate them most.

Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes

Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes

Despite being a year without major elections, the 2017-18 political donations data throws up some interesting stories — many months after we should have known.

The NSW government attempted to muzzle GetUp and failed spectacularly

The NSW government attempted to muzzle GetUp and failed spectacularly

The NSW government didn't bother finding a reason for restricting contributions from third party campaigners like GetUp. The High Court wasn't happy.

Theresa May faces leadership threat

Theresa May faces leadership threat

Good morning, early birds. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing back against the threat of a leadership spill, the Senate passes a ban on foreign donations, and Victorian Liberals leader Matthew Guy pledges subsidies on energy-efficient televisions if he wins the upcoming state election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.