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IEEFA Australia: Adani’s Bad Month

The potential for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine proposal in northern Australia took a dramatic turn this week as one major Chinese bank after another...

Banking royal commission will expose the real cost of bad behaviour

Jenni Henderson, The Conversation Australia’s federal government has announced a royal commission into the financial services sector, following a letter from the big four bank...

Why the big four asked for a parliamentary inquiry into banking

Why the big four asked for a parliamentary inquiry into banking George Rennie, University of Melbourne The major Australian banks are following familiar public relations tactics...

Why is Corporate Tax Optional?

The tax office has revealed 36% of the largest public companies and multinational entities in Australia paid no tax in the most recent financial...

New foreign interference laws will compound risks to whistleblowers and journalists

New foreign interference laws will compound risks to whistleblowers and journalists Increasingly, the language of ‘national security’ is invoked to protect a government’s broader interests. Keiran...

Is this the end of the road for Adani’s Australian megamine?

Adani’s operations in Australia appear to be hanging on by a thread, as activists prove effective at undermining the company’s chances of getting the...

The revolving door: why politicians become lobbyists, and lobbyists become politicians

In March 2016 the Department of the Chief Minister said the $506 million included stamp duty, but Mr Giles has declined to clarify how...

snapshot of political donations in Australia for 2015-16

Interactive: a snapshot of political donations in Australia for 2015-16 Michael Courts, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation The Australian Electoral Commission on Wednesday released...

Dastyari saga shows the need for donations reform, and for politicians...

  Dastyari saga shows the need for donations reform, and for politicians to take more care Labor’s Sam Dastyari has been sacked from his position as...

What is soft power? Hint: it’s not footing Sam Dastyari’s bills

What is soft power? Hint: it's not footing Sam Dastyari's bills Understanding how China operates on an international level means understanding how it exercises soft...