Australian political interests disclosures

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Christian Porter to be formally asked to explain declaration that ‘blind trust’ helped pay his legal fees
Privileges committee considers complaint over whether former attorney general’s action complied with rules

Paul Karp

01, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Scott Morrison declares Christian Porter 'innocent' and says he will remain in role
PM flatly dismisses advice from former solicitor general as he digs in behind his top law officer

Katharine Murphy Political editor

10, Mar, 2021 @12:41 AM

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Kevin Rudd registers interviews with BBC and Radio NZ but insists 'I am not a foreign agent'
The former Australian PM says he supports the foreign influence scheme but the attorney general’s interpretation ‘strikes me as absurd’

Daniel Hurst

21, Jan, 2021 @10:44 AM

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Kevin Rudd to register under foreign influence scheme but labels government guidance 'absurd'
Former PM says if doing a BBC interview could trigger obligations for him it’s possible media outlets such as News Corp may have to register

Katharine Murphy Political editor

23, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Keith Pitt and Matt Canavan correct errors uncovered in register of interests
LNP senator has two properties worth more than $1m, while MP says one entry ‘outdated’ and some entity names ‘incorrect’

Paul Karp

21, Feb, 2020 @12:42 AM

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Matt Canavan leaves two properties worth more than $1m off 2019 declaration of interests
Nationals senator declared the interests in 2018 and has claimed he was not required to do so again in 2019

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

11, Feb, 2020 @7:26 AM

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Court rejects claim Dutton's childcare interests threaten validity of his decisions
Judge dismisses challenge to Peter Dutton’s ministerial decisions based on his alleged ineligibility

Paul Karp

16, Aug, 2019 @2:13 AM

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One in three Australian MPs own an investment property
About 15% of lower house MPs have financial interests in mining, energy and resources, latest declarations show

Christopher Knaus

01, Aug, 2019 @12:55 AM

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Brendan Nelson warned to avoid 'potential conflict' of paid role with Thales
Documents show War Memorial head told by minister to tread carefully over his role with the arms firm

Christopher Knaus

24, May, 2019 @2:42 AM

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Icac chief urges overhaul of lobbying rules after NSW's nine-year failure to act
Peter Hall points to failure to properly act on reforms proposed in 2010

Christopher Knaus

13, Apr, 2019 @12:22 AM

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Proposed national integrity commission could extend to lobbying, Labor says
Independent watchdog is needed to investigate breaches and mete out significant punishment, experts say

Christopher Knaus

20, Sep, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Furious rantings of a disenfranchised seabird. This week: lobbyists | First Dog on the Moon
Our supposed democracy is utterly beholden to the businesses who are allowed to pay for influence

First Dog on the Moon

20, Sep, 2018 @12:56 AM

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