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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Five Rules of Buying Political Influence

All this stuff about Sam Dastyari - but what about poor Huang Xiangmo? Bloke turns up here, observes how business has been traditionally done, pulls...

Child sexual abuse royal commission: recommendations and statistics at a glance

Child sexual abuse royal commission: recommendations and statistics at a glance Key recommendations The royal commission’s final report (pdf) has made 189 new recommendations, including: The...

Instead of rebuilding stadiums, the NSW government should focus on local...

Peter FitzSimons Asked Premier Berejiklian "Where, in the history of the world, has a government ever modernised an existing piece infrastructure at a cost of...

Emotional video of starving polar bear shows climate change impact

​The world's tragedies often have images that end up defining them: A five-year old screaming in Iraq after her parents were killed by US soldiers....

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...