Having most Australian adults gather at polling booths seems like a COVID disaster waiting to happen. What measures are in place and how can you limit your risk?
Australia’s compulsory voting laws undermine the arguments for requiring voters to produce identification.
It is likely in future we will see more, not less, unsolicited text messaging — and not just in politics.
A good political donation disclosure system would close the loopholes that allow major donors to hide, while protecting the privacy of small donors.
As for his racism and anti-Semitism, Bean’s attitudes on race changed in later years. He conceded he’d been wrong about Monash. In the 1940s he supported the idea of a Jewish refuge in Australia.
The annual February festival of lampooning the largest visible donor lulls Australians into a false sense of security that there is a functioning political donations disclosure regime in place.
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.