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.
Attorney-General George Brandis (left) and Special Minister of State Scott Ryan need to work together to reform foreign donations laws.
The political donations laws in Australia are dated and an increasing threat to democracy.
Malcolm Turnbull has foreshadowed changes to Australia’s foreign donations laws.
The rationale for banning foreign donations is to stop the threat of overseas interests undermining Australian democracy.
The gambling lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties.
The gambling industry continues to make handsome donations to our politicians, and recently named some of those it supports.
Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg with a lump of coal during Question Time.
Eighteen groups have issued a plea for political leaders to 'stop partisan antics' and work together to achieve energy reform.
Malcolm Turnbull’s donation of $1.75 million to the Liberal Party is the largest single donation in Australian political history.
The struggle for political equality has shaped Australian democracy. But it’s undermined by having a political donations system that benefits the rich at the expense of other Australians.
Malcolm Turnbull supports having more timely and transparent disclosure of political donations.
Under political pressure Malcolm Turnbull has finally put a figure of $1.75 million on his donation to the Liberals' re-election.
How much he kicked in for his own re-election wasn’t the only delicate point on which Malcolm Turnbull would not be drawn.
During his Wednesday appearance at the National Press Club Malcolm Turnbull observed he was not a “political animal” like some of his opponents. He meant it as a virtue – he was extolling his pragmatism…
Check out our interactives showing the total donations to Australia’s major parties in 2015-16, who the biggest donors to the parties were, and how donations to parties have changed in recent years.
Malcolm Turnbull’s rumoured personal donation to the Liberal Party was not disclosed as part of the AEC’s donation disclosures for 2015-16.
Disclosures add to transparency. They allow us to follow the money and scrutinise who has made large donations. But mere disclosure does not remedy the inequity in Australia’s current system.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated for taking action to curb expenses scandals.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians' expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.
Sussan Ley is the latest federal MP to be embroiled in an expenses scandal.
Voters are fed up with political scandals consuming time and energy, especially when the country is facing several social and economic challenges.
Monday's government-Labor meeting over the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite ended in a stalemate.
Tony Nutt strongly defended the Coalition’s election campaign against criticism that it was not negative enough against Bill Shorten and Labor.
Liberal Party director Tony Nutt has warned of potential dangers and difficulties in seeking to ban foreign political donations.
Senator Bridget McKenzie, speaking on Q&A.
Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said Australia is one of the few countries in the world to accept foreign political donations. Is that true?
Labor senator Doug Cameron, speaking on Q&A.
Labor senator Doug Cameron told Q&A the High Court had decided that the unions and business are entitled to fund political parties. Is that true?
At the UN next week Malcolm Turnbull will be among many leaders responding to the large movements of refugees and migrants across the world.
Scott Ryan has released terms of reference for an inquiry by a parliamentary committee into the 2016 federal election.
The issues of foreign donations and electronic voting will be examined by a wide-ranging parliamentary inquiry.
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.