Coalition flees federal ICAC as calls reach fever pitch

The establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission is emerging as a key electoral issue. Throughout the election campaign, calls for a strong and fit-for-purpose anti-corruption body have featured prominently. Currently, there is no such body at the federal level equipped to root out government-based corruption and reprimand officials who commit corrupt acts. The Labor Party, … Read more

Self-censorship by mainstream media underscores need for truth

The cover-up of corruption and scandals by the mainstream media highlights the importance of independent journalism more than ever, writes Paul Begley. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s somewhat crude speech to Australian voters is that, in times of uncertainty, it would be foolish to risk adding to existing uncertainty by changing government, regardless of the position … Read more