Some 44,000 people – about one-hundredth of 1% of the US population -- have given $10,000 or more each to this election. So much money from so few donors inevitably distorts the political process.
Factors behind the hits and misses of the higher education sector in Kenya and East Africa. What needs to be done to address the problems.
Australian tabloid newspapers were once an important political force, the "voice of the people". But these days relevance has been replaced by shrillness.
Today the Commonwealth has released data on political donations. It shows high levels of donations from the gambling industry to political parties.
A new report from Grattan Institute argues the secrecy and inequality surrounding who has "say" and "sway" in Canberra can be remedied – if politicians can just find the will to do it.
While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.
The changes are designed to meet criticisms from charities, universities and others, and to get a quick agreement with Labor on the legislation.