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.
Conversations between Rudd and Turnbull over UN bid have evaporated, according to the Prime Minister's Office.
The big business sectors lifted their donation game in 2015-16 -- but we still know little about where a lot of political money is coming from.
Mitch Fifield's office tried numerous, spurious reasons as to why it could not possibly be transparent with the public about the meetings he was taking on their behalf, but they were all rejected.