Selling out ethical journalism: @journlaw on @theage secret recordings #springst






[clear] It is a sad day when senior political figures steal a journalist’s recording device and destroy its contents, as we have been told happened at this year’s Victorian Labor conference. But it is an even sadder day when we hear a major newspaper – The Age – justifying a senior reporter secretly recording their […]






The fruitless push for a Parliamentarians’ code of conduct






By Rose Iser 16 October 2013 The latest spate of entitlements scandals is unlikely to bring about a code of conduct for federal parliamentarians given that, for the past 40 years, multiple attempts to enact a code have failed. Since 1975, federal leaders and parliamentarians have investigated the possibility of a code of conduct, but reports […]






Will the donkeys have a say?






By Angus Barnes 30 August 2013 A ‘donkey vote’ is so-called because it is the vote of fools, but can the donkeys have an impact on this election? While it may appear foolish to number the candidates in the order they appear on the ballot paper and not, for example, in the order of the party’s […]