The Australian public wants an independent department to investigate political corruption. Turns out, we’ve had one since 2006. So, what’s the hold-up?
According to a global measure of political corruption, Australia has improved, but the same index has flagged us as one of 21 nations with serious issues on that front.
After the investigation in Crown Casino was dismissed, five crossbench MPs have renewed the push for a federal ICAC. A recent study suggests that the overwhelming majority of us believe that our politicians are corrupt.
To his critics, Julian Assange’s arrest proves that he isn’t above the law. However, with his lawyers crying foul over his treatment, I’m wondering what law he actually broke.
George Pell, Harvey Weinstein, Michael Jackson. We remember the names of those who sicken us, but we give the institutions that enabled them a free pass. Why?