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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Revenue Academic raises alarm Heath Aston: Political correspondent, SMH The contribution to federal tax revenues from multinational oil and gas companies has slumped and a senior academic has warned that the mega gas projects coming online off the Western Australian coast...
Eva Cox, University of Technology Sydney As we enter the business end of the election campaign, with pre-polling underway, there is a profound lack of any social welfare policies on offer from either major party. The Greens have now put...
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,...
Introduce a “None of the Above” Voting Option or End Compulsory Voting With elections designed theoretically to reflect the will and voice of the people, this reform would allow dissatisfied and disengaged citizens to be heard while creating a clear distinction...
French police and prosecutors have swooped on Google’s Paris offices, intensifying a tax-fraud probe amid accusations the Internet giant fails to pay its fair share across the European Union. The raids are part of a preliminary criminal probe opened in...
The major parties now compete to outspend each other at elections while devoting ever increasing resources to raise the funds this demands.’ John Madigan My appointment to a Senate committee inquiring into political donations was blocked, the inquiry failed to call...
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...
Narelle Miragliotta, Monash University Late last year, federal Greens leader Richard Di Natale expressed his enthusiasm at the prospect of serving in a federal Labor-Green coalition government. This suggestion has, however, been firmly rejected in recent days by Labor leader...
We have been all been sold a pup. And a coat rack. Also an extensible walking stick with a built in LED light. Plus wine, soap, cereal, funerals, alien abduction insurance, thirty dollar packets of cigarettes (discretely of course)...
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...