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Google boss claims he does not know his salary in Commons...

Google’s executives have been accused of being out of touch with reality after the company’s most senior UK-based executive was unable to tell MPs...

Glencore moves $Billions offshore

The Australian arm of the global mining giant Glencore has been involved in cross-currency swaps of up to $25bn of a type under specific...

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation Jeff Borland, University of MelbourneMost experts say globalisation spreads wealth, bringing people out of poverty and nations...

Five ways to kickstart the economy – without cutting company taxes

Five ways to kickstart the economy -- without cutting company taxes The Productivity Commission has recommended sweeping changes to how infrastructure is governed. Shutterstock Jim Minifie, Grattan...

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...

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...

Gambling lobby gives big to political parties, and names names

Gambling lobby gives big to political parties, and names names The gambling lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties. from shutterstock.com Charles Livingstone, Monash University...

The Coalition must switch to a budget for all Australians

Maybe those who complain about a boring election campaign are condemned to an exciting election finish. Many in the establishment – particularly the business establishment...

CommInsure: Scandal to hit CBA brand, again

'The conduct of this bank is anything but ethical.' Lawyer Michael Bates says the CommInsure claims are 'certainly the biggest thing I’ve heard as a...

Election FactCheck Q&A: does the government spend more on negative gearing...

Saul Eslake, University of Tasmania The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm. Thank you to everyone who...