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.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Uh oh! Bad news, everyone. It looks like a particularly virulent strain of RDS has mutated inside of erstwhile Labor wunderkind Sam Dastyari.
A little context for the Craig Kelly MH17 furore, why minor parties in South Australia aren't happy and how not to name a PR operation.
Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.
Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
It would be generous to say both major parties were less than impressive when it came to effectively reading and communicating with Chinese-Australians.
Foreign capital is not the problem; the structure of our politics is, a semi-democratic system at best, cloaked by a detached parliamentary system.
The ex-senator has spoken of his desire to remain involved in grassroots politics, but also might just hand out signed autographs of his face.