We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Yesterday a dump of leaked documents from the Heartland Institute — a US-based think tank that pushes a strong climate change denier agenda — revealed the inside workings of the organisation and the funding it receives from tobacco, telecommunications and drug companies. After Graham Readfearn wrote for Crikey on the leaked documents yesterday, the Heartland Institute overnight released a statement […]
Crikey intern Freya Cole writes: Rather than trying to convince climate sceptics with science, should we just wait for them to die off? That’s the argument raised in a recent Grist article, where writer David Roberts argues that “cohort replacement” — that, is people dying and being replaced by a new, more educated generation — may be the best move to […]
If you have ever visited Gloucester, you will know it as a delightful farming community in the foothills of the Barrington Tops world heritage area. It is an area best known for rich dairy herds, fine produce, and the dramatic Gloucester Tops range that rises abruptly from the valley floor. But now it is increasingly […]
Reece Turner, Greenpeace forests campaigner, writes: Recently I attended an auspicious event hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador in Sydney entitled Indonesian Forestry — Charting a Sustainable Path. It was quite a bizarre event and revealed just how concerned the large Indonesian forestry companies are about recent public debates in Australia focussing on rainforest destruction in Indonesia. From concerns about […]
"When the end of the mining boom comes, where will Australia be?" asked Suzanne Cory, the president of the Australian Academy of Science, in a National Press Club address today slamming Australia's lack of investment in science education.
We’re approaching corporate AGM season. It’s an inspiring time of year. As the birds begin nesting and the spring flowers bloom, countless annual reports with pictures of smiling children and windmills will be printed on glossy recycled paper, reminding us all of the ability of companies to pretend that they care about something other than […]
After the tragic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, Greenpeace submitted over 50 Freedom of Information requests to US government agencies. The results are finally spilling in, with over 30,000 emails, research documents and memos being made available in a WikiLeaks style dump online. Despite the 30,000 available, one in particular […]
In the long run, the least likely event will occur. Such is the nature of probability, and the nature of risk. The environmental movement have been talking about this for some time now. It has been the basis of much of the opposition to nuclear energy and releasing genetically engineered organisms into the environment for […]
Journalist Graham Readfearn writes: There’s a new service over in the UK set up by the Media Standards Trust which allows the public to check for cases of “Churnalism”. Churnalism, says the trust, is “a news article that is published as journalism, but is essentially a press release without much added”. Using the free Churnalism website, you […]