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‘Creeping politicisation’: One in five federal board roles held by political appointees

‘Creeping politicisation’: One in five federal board roles held by political appointees

A Grattan Institute analysis of federal government board positions shows 21 per cent had direct political connections, described as a form of “grey corruption”.

  • by Lisa Visentin

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Albanese to keep ‘bonk ban’ for ministers but stop them using blind trusts

Albanese to keep ‘bonk ban’ for ministers but stop them using blind trusts

Anthony Albanese has updated his ministerial code of conduct, preventing ministers from shareholdings but maintaining a ban on relationships with staffers.

  • by Shane Wright
Border wars, passport delays and an $88 million furniture bill: auditor-general lists targets

Border wars, passport delays and an $88 million furniture bill: auditor-general lists targets

A raft of controversial programs set up by the Coalition government are on the auditor-general’s wishlist as he plans what to examine over the next year.

  • by Katina Curtis and Shane Wright
‘Floor not a ceiling’: Pocock backs 43 per cent 2030 emissions reduction target

‘Floor not a ceiling’: Pocock backs 43 per cent 2030 emissions reduction target

The ACT senator has outlined in-principle support for the 2030 target but hopes it can go further, putting pressure on the Greens to support legislating the target.

  • by James Massola
Siblings planning ties highlight flaws in lobbying laws
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Siblings planning ties highlight flaws in lobbying laws

The appointment of a planning minister whose brother is a lobbyist for major developers has raised concerns about potential conflict.

  • by Catherine Williams
Attorney-general considering abolishing AAT and starting from scratch
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Attorney-general considering abolishing AAT and starting from scratch

The independent tribunal reviews government decisions, but observers fear its authority has been undermined by political appointments.

  • by Katina Curtis
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Risk of graft increasing: Anti-corruption commissioner calls out pork barrelling
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Risk of graft increasing: Anti-corruption commissioner calls out pork barrelling

Robert Redlich, QC, has said ‘soft’ and ‘grey’ corruption was on the rise in Australian politics, and was undermining trust in Australia’s democracy.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
The days of political pork-barrelling are numbered

The days of political pork-barrelling are numbered

The advent of an integrity commission should send a chill through any party tempted to shower the electorates it holds with taxpayers’ money.

  • by Peter Hartcher
New Attorney-General promises national corruption watchdog will have power to investigate pork-barrelling
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New Attorney-General promises national corruption watchdog will have power to investigate pork-barrelling

In his first interview as the country’s top law officer, Mark Dreyfus, said legislating Labor’s promised national integrity commission was his paramount priority.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Federal anti-corruption body will manacle political vision: Barnaby Joyce
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Federal anti-corruption body will manacle political vision: Barnaby Joyce

The former Nationals leader cautions his Coalition colleagues against supporting the proposed Federal Integrity Commission.

  • by Barnaby Joyce
Pocock urges Labor to back independent MP’s anti-corruption model

Pocock urges Labor to back independent MP’s anti-corruption model

Rugby great David Pocock, who could be the decisive vote, is urging the new Labor government to adopt Helen Haines’ bill rather than pursue its own model.

  • by Lisa Visentin