The 2019 Pork Barrel Election

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2019 Election Bullshit

HONEST PORK BARREL ELECTION 2019

Kill the ABC

Captains pick Ita Buttrose has been noticeably quite since she was elected unopposed after rigorous selection processes Global recruitment firm Korn Ferry started the recruitment process, and an independent nominations panel assessed the best candidates.

The nomination panel was chaired by former Treasury head and ex-Westpac board member Ted Evans and includes former Ten and Seven news anchor, newspaper columnist and media director of Ogilvy Public Relations Anne Fulwood, and University of Queensland adjunct professor Sally Pitkin, who was previously a corporate partner with Clayton Utz.

Honest Government

A satirical look at Australian politics over the last year.

Census

How we use census data to understand the population demographics and plan for the future. As if!

Pre election promises mixed with outlandish pork barreling is the only way MP’s and Sentor’s believe the uninformed, misinformed voters will actually like, respect and trust them

How a power station sold for peanuts became a $730 million...

It might rank as the deal of the century — but an appalling result for New South Wales taxpayers. In November 2015, the NSW Government...

Democracy’s danger hidden in plain sight

We obsess over our pollies’ private flaws and peccadilloes and call this politics when actually it’s just gossip. But when it comes to researching...

Political donations 2017-18: search all the declarations by Australian parties

Today Australian voters have discovered who was bankrolling the nation’s political parties more than 18 months ago. Gambling lobby gave $500,000 to Liberals ahead of...

Why does the Carmichael coal mine need to use so much...

The Great Artesian Basin is one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the world. It underlies 22% of Australia’s land area, beneath the...

Australia’s wholesale electricity market.

High electricity prices are here to stay, according to a new Grattan Institute report that calls on politicians to tell Australians the truth about...

Glencore moves $Billions offshore

The Australian arm of the global mining giant Glencore has been involved in cross-currency swaps of up to $25bn of a type under specific...

Paradise Papers

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, the secret dealings of the chief...

Glencore and The Paradise Papers

Glencore responds to ICIJ’s questions Glencore requested ICIJ publish its full response to our questions relating to our story about Glencore in the Democratic Republic...

Political donations in Australia: Snapshot 2

Infographic: a snapshot of political donations in Australia Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; Michael Courts, The Conversation, and Reema Rattan, The Conversation CC BY-SA Catch up on other...