February 23, 2015

Janine O'Flynn of the University of Melbourne argues that the outsourcing of public services raises important questions about accountability, transparency and the role of government.


Opensecrets.org provides a database on who donates, how much, and to which candidates or parties in the United States.

March 6, 2014

By creating multi-billion dollar contracts with large multinational firms for the handling of asylum seekers, the Australian government has pushed us to the edge of outsourcing, writes Janine O'Flynn of the University of Melbourne.


The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.

September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Sarah Maddison argues Australian democracy is like a frog slowly boiling to death.


The UK Electoral Commission maintains a database of private campaign donations and public election funding to UK political parties.

September 14, 2015

OpenAustralia.org aims to make government figures and documents easily accessible.

May 8, 2014

The Guardian's Ian Traynor looks at the rising influence of corporate lobbying on the European Union.

October 12, 2015

EXPLAINER: The Melbourne Law School's Andrew Mitchell looks at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal which will significantly effect the working of democracy.