Federal anti-ICAC forces ‘to exploit sympathy for Gladys Berejiklian’s plight’

By Stephen Rice, originally published on October 19 in The Australian. The last time Stephen Charles QC heard the words “my little mate” at a corruption inquiry was 34 years ago, as a young barrister probing the scandal that nearly ended the reign of legendary NSW premier Neville Wran. A few days ago he listened… Read More

Louise Waterhouse met with top officials and Angus Taylor over land near Western Sydney airport

Christopher Knaus, originally published in the Guardian on 17 October. Three federal infrastructure department officials and federal MP Angus Taylor separately met with Louise Waterhouse while she lobbied for potentially lucrative changes to her vast landholdings near the Western Sydney airport. The meetings, which anti-corruption experts say are a “rarity for the average citizen”, have prompted calls… Read More

Scrutiny to drop: Auditor-General appeals to Prime Minister for funding certainty

By Sally Whyte, originally published by the Canberra Times on the 30th of September. Auditor-General Grant Hehir has written to the Prime Minister about his office’s funding. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos The Auditor-General has appealed directly to Prime Minister Scott Morrison over his office’s funding, and has warned scrutiny of government decision-making will drop without an… Read More