Former senators Scott Ludlam, Nick Xenophon and Sam Dastyari announce the public interest journalism inquiry in May 2017.
The recommendations of the Senate inquiry into the future of public interest journalism are unlikely to get much traction, but the very real issues it was investigating remain unresolved.
China’s true economic strength could be overstated as statistics suggest that the US are still top dog.
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As Australia increasingly looks to Beijing for economic opportunities, questions must be asked about the true extent of China's economic strength
The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, has let its displeasure over questions of influence in Australian politics be known.
Official Chinese editorials give an insight into Beijing's reaction to the stories swirling around about Chinese influence – and it's not good news.
Sam Dastyari leaves parliament but insists he is a patriotic Australian.
Sam Dastyari has given in to pressure from within his party and resigned from parliament, saying he had always acted with integrity.
Sam Dastyari is facing increased pressure to consider his position as a Labor senator.
Sam Dastyari is again in hot water after allegations he pressed Tanya Plibersek not to meet an advocate for Chinese democracy in 2015.
Despite the setbacks, Bill Shorten is still very well-placed compared with Malcolm Turnbull.
It will be months before Labor will know what damage the citizenship crisis might do to it.
Australia is among the one-third of countries that allow foreign political donations.
If the government is serious about restoring faith in our politics and politicians, there’s much more to be done beyond banning foreign donations.
Sam Dastyari was forced to resign as Labor’s deputy Senate whip last week.
The public release of secret intelligence can have a powerful impact on the political environment, as the revelations regarding Sam Dastyari demonstrate.
The government goes into the parliamentary week heartened by Barnaby Joyce’s landslide win in Saturday’s New England byelection.
While the government improved compared with the previous poll, this is the 24th consecutive Newspoll the Coalition has lost in two-party terms.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Evans about the week in Australian politics.
Labor’s Sam Dastyari has been sacked from his position as deputy Senate whip for his poor judgement.
The Sam Dastyari episode underscores the need for clear-cut rules to prevent those with links to foreign governments from using money to influence the political process.
Sam Dastyari has been forced to resign as Labor’s deputy Senate whip.
Bill Shorten has forced Labor senator Sam Dastyari to quit as opposition deputy whip in the Senate.
The new controversy about Sam Dastyari comes amid deepening security concerns about increasing Chinese interference in Australia.
The government has questioned whether Sam Dastyari should remain in the Senate.
Sam Dastyari was the Labor Party’s chief fundraiser in New South Wales from 2010 to 2013.
If we ban all donations from individuals and corporations, funding for political campaigns must come from elsewhere.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb walked from parliament into a high-paying post with a Chinese company.
This week’s ABC Four Corners/Fairfax expose of Chinese activities in Australia is alarming not just for its revelations about a multi-fronted pattern of influence-seeking but also for what it says about…
Mark Latham also bought into a couple of specific well-publicised Labor controversies.
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It's been a good while since Mark Latham has had much in common with the party he once led, but he can still boil the blood of some of its members.
Malcolm Turnbull has suggested the political donations issue is complex.
Every reform politicians suggest for Australia's political donations regime needs to be motivated solely by the desire to enhance the public interest.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Offers off free food, holidays and gifts are tempting, but there can be a price to pay – as Canberra discovered this week.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Bill Shorten has pledged to take action following Sam Dastyari’s resignation.
The opposition leader has promised to push for a ban on foreign donations.