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A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

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.

Maths and Mathias: finance minister needs a lesson on political donations

Maths and Mathias: finance minister needs a lesson on political donations

Mathias Cormann's maths lets him down once again...

Only one major bank still tries to hide its political donations from voters

Only one major bank still tries to hide its political donations from voters

Unlike its peers, one major bank would prefer voters didn't know how often it buys access to politicians. Which bank?

Media missing in action on political donations yet again

Media missing in action on political donations yet again

Yesterday's political donation data dump should have been a massive story. So where was the mainstream media?

The political donors you’ve probably never heard of

The political donors you’ve probably never heard of

Millions of dollars flow to both major political parties each year, and not from the places you might expect.

Spend a buck, gain a thousand: Big Four political donations reach record levels

Spend a buck, gain a thousand: Big Four political donations reach record levels

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.

Who were the most generous major party donors?

Who were the most generous major party donors?

The majority of the money came from the sources you'd expect...

How fossil fuel donations dominated the 2019 election

How fossil fuel donations dominated the 2019 election

Record levels of fossil fuel donations were pumped into our political system last year. Advocates for climate action were totally outgunned.

Record Labor war chest couldn’t compete with Liberal and Palmer onslaught

Record Labor war chest couldn’t compete with Liberal and Palmer onslaught

Today's political donations data shows that money dominates Australian politics, now more than ever.

Grubby political donation laws enable corruption

Grubby political donation laws enable corruption

A federal ICAC inquiring into federal donations would go a long way towards addressing federal rent-seeking and corruption.