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Damian Oliver, University of Technology Sydney The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm. Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking via Twitter using hashtags #FactCheck and #QandA, on Facebook...
Unclear about fairness, Australia's major parties focus on expediency Gregory Melleuish, University of Wollongong Both of Australia’s major parties have variously used “fairness” to describe key policies and in their election pitches. Labor leader Bill Shorten emphasised the concept in Sunday’s...
This was the major electoral recommendation of the 2009 Citizens’ Parliament which assembled 150 randomly selected citizens drawn from every electorate nationally. (Disclosure Note: this event was funded and operated by the Foundation. Full findings are found here. In practice,...
A group of retired politicians trying to claw bigger pensions and more free travel from the taxpayer will get their day in court next month. The High Court has agreed to hear the challenge by four former federal MP's -...
Jo Caust, University of Melbourne; Joanna Mendelssohn, UNSW Australia; Julian Meyrick, Flinders University; Maria Miranda, University of Melbourne, and Tully Barnett, Flinders University A little soupçon of beauty? Joanna Mendelssohn, Associate Professor, Art & Design: UNSW Australia There comes a time in...
Source known only as John Doe says income inequality "one of the defining issues of our time" and calls on governments to address it.   The anonymous whistleblower behind the Panama Papers has conditionally offered to make the documents available to...
Coming Soon: ICIJ to Release Panama Papers Offshore Companies Data Ordinary citizens soon will be able to comb through a portion of the massive Panama Papers data on secretive offshore companies and their owners, a global journalism consortium said Tuesday....
Firstly, the good news. No, really! In the space of one election cycle superannuation tax concessions went from bi-partisan sacred cow, to bi-partisan race to reform. The Australia Institute has put out a stack of reports calling for an...
My Lords and my Ladies, I beseech your indulgence, here before your magnificent court, as I present for your amusement and moral edification the fourth iteration of the tale of Tiny Napoleon O’penmouth and his rival Mal C’od-turn-a-bull. And...
Some of you may question the purpose of trying to divine what will be in the May 3 federal budget when the Turnbull Ship of State seems to be all at sea, wallowing towards an unknown destination, facing strong...