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Australia needs a powerful integrity commission: Transparency International Australia chair

The new chair of Transparency International Australia, Fiona McLeod SC, says staggering numbers of Australians report witnessing public officials engaging in corruption, and having unexplained income.
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Dismay with politics prompting young Australians to flirt with autocracy

The latest Australian Values Study from ANU and the Social Research Centre suggests younger Australians may be more willing to flirt with authoritarianism than prior generations. Study co-author, Jill Sheppard, speaks with Linda Mottram.
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"Strong public interest" in Chinese influence claims: Clive Hamilton

Author and Professor, Clive Hamilton, says Liberal backbencher, Andrew Hastie, was trying to open up what he says is a much needed public discussion of Chinese Influence in Australia.

Growing calls for better recognition of "what blackbirding really was"

Support is growing for better recognition of Australian South Sea Islanders.

Cashless convenience at the cost of privacy?

Australians are increasingly moving away from paying cash when they go shopping or eat out. But security experts are warning that the convenience of a cashless society comes with some serious privacy concerns. The more people use their cards the more their activity can be...