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Digital wallets have been around and in usage for many years, but recently major companies such as Google, Visa, and Mastercard have been bringing them to the forefront of the commerce sector by introducing their own versions of the...
Three strategies to fight the tax avoidance revealed by the Paradise Papers The first strategy is to require the public disclosure of country by country reporting of company tax affairs. Shutterstock Roman Lanis, University of Technology Sydney and Brett Govendir, University of...
It's time for a royal commission into banking regulation Pat McConnell, Macquarie University The handling of recent financial scandals show that regulators are confused about what they do, or should do. And as a result the regulation of the financial system,...

Paradise Papers

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, the secret dealings of the chief fundraiser for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the offshore interests of the queen of England...
Prime Minister Turnbull is pushing Tax Breaks for the Big End Of Town Why? The following corporations while generating revenues of almost $5billion dollars have decided that the Australian Taxpayers should subsidise their Management Fees, Directors Salaries and Asset purchases. Almost...
For bankers, acountability does not start at home Pat McConnell, Macquarie University When the CEOs of the four major banks fronted the House Economics Committee, the common thread was that accountability does not lie with them. Even after a decade of...
A year and a day — that’s how long it took Frydenberg to kill off “Finkel”. On 7 October 2016, just nine days after a series of tornados took out at least 22 transmission pylons in South Australia and set...
Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports Bruce Mountain, Victoria University The International Energy Agency (IEA) may be underestimating Australian household energy bills by 25% because of a lack of accurate data from the federal government. The Paris-based...
Energy prices are high because consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure Bruce Mountain, Victoria University The preliminary report on energy prices released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) suggests that the consumer watchdog is concerned about...
Australia's largest pumped hydro storage project has taken a step forward, increasing its storage potential to 2000 megawatts hours. Genex Power has completed a technical feasibility study into stage 2 of its Kidston project, slashing construction time and changing its...