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ANZ set to scrap personal banking fees: ‘We make more than...

ANZ bank will be scrapping all fees associated with personal banking accounts as of January 1 2017, CEO Shayne Elliot told staff and shareholders...

The curious incentives and consequences of negative gearing

Charis Palmer, The Conversation; Georgina Hall, The Conversation; Helen Westerman, The Conversation; Jenni Henderson, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Negative gearing was one...

Election 2016 – Infographic: what we know so far about the...

Follow #pigsfly on Twitter and @Pigsfly Newspaper on Facebook. This is your perfect resource to find out the actual count as it occurs. Our panel...

Malcolm Turnbull: a prime minister on probation in search of a...

Michelle Grattan, University of CanberraMuch of politics is comparative. Malcolm Turnbull, awaiting judgement from a fickle electorate, told Four Corners that if the Liberals...

McDonald’s Australia cut its tax bill by more than half in...

Fast food giant McDonald’s Australia cut its tax bill by more than half in 2015 by routing payments via the low-tax nation of Singapore. McDonald’s...

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new parliament?

Charles Livingstone, Monash University Since then-prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Peter Slipper to the speaker’s chair in 2011, the gambling lobby has appeared triumphant in...

Electricity prices, the election agenda and the case for bipartisanship

Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne In case you had forgotten, electricity prices were a really big deal in the last federal election campaign in 2013,...

Singapore to out multinationals shifting profits

Multinationals suspected of routing Australian profits through Singapore will be outed to tax authorities, with the low-tax nation this week signing up to the...

Eliminate Private Donor Funding

Similar to the argument in favour of political advertising is that third party donations are a form of freedom of speech . A contrary...

None of the Above Voting Option

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...