The only reason people are picking at GetUp's accounts like vultures is that its accounts are actually public.
Our system of government is rigged against voters. The key to better government in Australia is greater transparency — but the issue is absent from the campaign.
The government's "Commonwealth Integrity Commission" is a lame joke that will be unable to hold public hearings or even take complaints from the public.
A federal ICAC is urgently needed to address the electorate's growing belief that Australian democracy does not work for them. If Scott Morrison thinks that's a "fringe issue", he is deeply out of touch.
A Grattan Institute report finally provides some hard data on the extent to which special interests interfere in public policy via donations and lobbying.
The foreign interference laws are a cover for a dramatic expansion in secrecy laws — one that has only partly been thwarted.
The ABC and Fairfax got lucky in getting access to sensitive documents. In both cases they decided to play fair with a government hellbent on undermining transparency.
We were delighted to see the intelligence operatives so keen to be open with the press about matters around asylum seekers this morning -- as we see, it has not always been the case.
The transparency around political donations is borderline nonexistent, so where can you go to find out where the money comes from and where it goes?