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?
Our inconsistent rules around lobbying transparency mean small and medium-sized businesses face greater accountability than larger firms.
The Australian Taxation Office has been told it should process an freedom of information request hosted on transparency website Right to Know.