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
Australia views itself as Timor-Leste's liberator. But the reality is that Timor-Leste has suffered for decades because of Australia's pursuit of oil revenue above all else.
This is Australian politics' biggest scandal, and the most powerful people in the country are ensuring you know as little about it as possible.
Will Australia ultimately intervene in West Papua like it did in Timor-Leste? Or will the government turn a blind eye in favour of its recent free trade deal with Indonesia?
Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.
The government is trying dirty tricks in its efforts to prevent the public from knowing about its persecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery.
The oil-dependent country’s acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ 30% Greater Sunrise stake is seen as the final step in securing sovereignty. But is it worth the risk?
The Witness K scandal and attempts to cover it up show how there has been bipartisan agreement to let commercial interests dictate Australia's foreign policy.
The greatest intelligence scandal of recent decades continued in a small Canberra court yesterday when Witness K and Bernard Collaery were put on trial. The government wanted to hide it.
Timor-Leste activists see the mistreatment of Witness K as yet more evidence of Australian arrogance and imperialism.