We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
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Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Good morning, early birds. A Coalition filibuster has marked a new record for longest parliamentary question time, and documents reveal that Home Affairs sought to exempt Paladin from FOI laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
There are six degrees of separation between any two human beings on the planet, the old theory goes. As far as the Coalition are concerned there are far fewer between John Setka and any given topic.
Does anyone want to talk about anything other than penalty rates and energy? Anyone? No? OK then ...
The government's shaky argument in defence of the WA Liberals' preference deal with Pauline Hanson in question time today didn't last too long.
The protesters who hijacked question time on Wednesday threaten Australia's most sacred institution, writes satirist Ben Pobjie.
Tony Abbott follows a strict three-step process to cocking up -- and all three were in evidence yesterday with his Goebbels remark.
The Prime Minister's claims about the economy are clearly contradicted by the Reserve Bank's decision to cut interest rates. It's time he was honest with voters, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
The House of Reps and Senate are usually nearly empty during parliamentary debate. So what do our elected representatives do all day? Former Greens staffer Colin Jacobs gives a sneak peek.