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 afternoon Senator Steve Fielding presented his valedictory speech to the Senate: I have always loved listening to stories. I love sitting around a campfire with my kids and telling them stories of my own childhood, growing up in a large family of 16 children. There is something about a story that allows others to […]
Yesterday afternoon Senator Annette Hurley presented her valedictory speech to the Senate: It was hard work for me to get into the Labor Party. It took me six months to join the New South Wales branch in the early eighties. My flatmate and I were living in Petersham and did not realise that the impending […]
Yesterday afternoon Senator Steve Hutchins presented his valedictory speech to the Senate: Cleaver Elliott, the then Deputy Clerk of the Senate, when asked what is a senator’s most important speech, said ‘It is the last, not the first, as it is a chance to speak to the future.’ My last speech is to be just […]
Yesterday afternoon Senator Julian McGauran presented his valedictory speech to the Senate: McGauran: Mr President, I ask for the suspension of standing order 187—speeches not to be read! The President: Proceed, Senator McGauran. I am looking forward to your speech. McGauran: Mr President and Senators, now that my hour has come to give my final […]
Yesterday afternoon Senator Alan Ferguson presented his valedictory speech to the Senate: The President: Before I call Senator Ferguson, I table volume 16 of Rulings of the President of the Senate, which covers Senator Ferguson’s time as president. Ferguson: Thank you, Mr President. That will probably be the shortest book in history! It gives me […]
Yesterday afternoon Senator Nick Minchin presented his valedictory speech to the Senate: The 30th of June will, in my case, bring to an end not just 18 years in the Senate but 32 years of full-time involvement in politics. Unusually for the conservative side of politics, I have spent virtually all my working life serving […]