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

The lies and the fall of the Coalition

After nine years of corruption, economic ruin and misogyny, the time has come to expel the Coalition, writes Geoff Dyer. ON SATURDAY May 21, 2022, Australians will be put to the test. Anything short of a landslide victory for Labor and fundamentalist independents would not do the nation justice. For nine years, the L-NP Government … 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

Report on NSW subsidy scheme recommends that pork-barreling not be made a crime

A NSW government review of grant funding has recommended a number of changes, but stopped short of saying pork should be a crime. Key points: NSW Grants Administration Review report makes 19 recommendations It was commissioned last year after allegations of pork. The prime minister welcomed the report, saying that all grants are ultimately funded … Read more

Corruption is ‘endemic’ in the coalition government

The Australian taxpayer feels the damage of corruption in the federal government in the waste of tax dollars and the loss of a just and democratic society. The cost of corruption in the federal government is estimated to be in the billions of Australian taxpayer dollars each year. The cost of establishing a well-funded anti-corruption … Read more