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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
On the 26th April 2016 night Leigh Sales became the rock star of journalism. With deft questioning she enabled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to partially reveal a few of his core beliefs and ethics. Thankfully I don’t share any of...
Click on this link to Petition to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Reject the 2016 Report of Independent Committee Review into Parliamentarian's Entitlements. The Report is both a shame and disgrace. The recently tabled 2016 Report Independent Committee Review into Parliamentarian's Entitlements, grants...
Vincent O'Donnell, RMIT University The “most significant media reform in Australia in a generation”, as unveiled by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield earlier this month, is no reform. It is a capitulation to the interests of licensees, shareholders and rent-seekers in...
Poor customer service or not responding adequately to a consumer complaint will be grounds for a business to be named and shamed online under guidelines released for the first government-backed NSW Complaints Register. About 25 to 35 brands are expected...
Google’s tax deal raises the question of whether the government is taking too soft a tone with multinationals over their tax. When Google reached a £130m settlement with the British taxman last week, George Osborne described the deal as a...
Benjamin Koh, SMH March 11, 2016 Ethics and insurance don’t go hand in hand The behaviour of Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division was predicted several years prior in research by Dr June Smith from Victoria University. In the thesis on Professionalism...
Jack Waterford, Canberra Times columnist March 11, 2016 The most poignant, believable and prophetic movement of Niki Savva's Shakespearean tragi-comedy of the downfall of Tony Abbott is when a close factional colleague is trying to convince his Grand Vizier that, for his...
The ugly story of Dick Smith, from float to failure Jeffrey Knapp, UNSW Australia Early last month, the Senate announced an inquiry with terms of reference that cover the collapse of Dick Smith Electronics. There is a lot for senators to pore...
China's working population — 770.4 million people — is the largest in the world. But the middle class that dominates its consumer market still only accounts for a tiny fraction of that number: less than 2 percent of workers earn enough...
In a speech to a Universities Australia dinner, Education Minister Simon Birmingham stressed that he would not rush into a new higher education policy. Education Minister Simon Birmingham has flagged that the government is still committed to reconsidering the balance...