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When political self-interest decides donations rules, what chance reform in the public interest?

Amid debate over Labor senator Sam Dastyari accepting A$1,600 from a Chinese company to cover a travel bill, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten last week put forward some proposals to reform Australia’s federal political donations regime.

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Johan Lidberg

Offshore detention: Australians have a right to know what is done in their name

How did one of the world’s most-successful multicultural countries made up of refugees and immigrants end up harming children who came to us seeking protection and help? One of the answers to this question is secrecy.

Arts & culture

Janis Joplin and Sharon Jones add a feminist beat to the Melbourne Film Festival

Two of the twelve music documentaries featured in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Backbeat program this year are about iconic female blues singers: Janis Joplin and Sharon Jones.

Arts & culture

Janis Joplin and Sharon Jones add a feminist beat to the Melbourne Film Festival

Two of the twelve music documentaries featured in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Backbeat program this year are about iconic female blues singers: Janis Joplin and Sharon Jones.

Arts & culture
Walkleys story

Monash journalism students named finalists in the Young Walkleys

Two Monash student journalists are finalists in the Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Awards and the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship. Jack Paynter’s story 'Cricket willow tree project drives investors bats' was...

Walkleys story

Monash journalism students named finalists in the Young Walkleys

Two Monash student journalists are finalists in the Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Awards and the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship. Jack Paynter’s story 'Cricket willow tree project drives investors bats' was...

Digital journalism students

Students report on federal election for UniPollWatch and The Guardian

Monash University’s journalism students are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project, a groundbreaking national student project. The project, which includes...

Digital journalism students

Students report on federal election for UniPollWatch and The Guardian

Monash University’s journalism students are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project, a groundbreaking national student project. The project, which includes...