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.
Racing NSW and the rest of the gambling lobby have long called the shots in NSW because they give the government so much money.
A Grattan Institute report finally provides some hard data on the extent to which special interests interfere in public policy via donations and lobbying.
Malcolm Turnbull says everyone agrees that foreign donations are bad. He seems to have changed his tune just a little bit.
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.
We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.
With the release of 2016-17 political donations data, the gambling industry proved once again that it's driving dark money in politics.
In an off-year electorally, the political parties had a record low in donors, as business drifts away from giving money to politicians.
When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.