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Big Coal

Book review: Big Coal Coal has become part of Australia’s economic landscape, and questioning it is...

A gas market run by a cartel is no market

A gas market run by a cartel is no market Despite what Canberra believes, the gas...

The public should be ‘shocked, dismayed and disgusted’ at the major banks

The public should be 'shocked, dismayed and disgusted' at the major banks ANZ and NAB have...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: Why lobbyists are pushing

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: experts respond Deborah Gleeson, La Trobe University; Belinda Townsend, Australian National...

Pin-stripe mafia’ corrupt Australia’s Tax System – the Big Four

How the 'pin-stripe mafia' design corporate tax avoidance. Podcast audio from the Tax Justice Network...

Why the Adani project should be rejected

Adani was always going to be a significant issue in the forthcoming Queensland state election....

The ACCC investigation into the NBN will be useful. But it’s too little, too late

Industry guidance - view ACCC Report ↓ The ACCC investigation into the NBN will be useful....

Three strategies to fight the tax avoidance revealed by the Paradise Papers

Three strategies to fight the tax avoidance revealed by the Paradise Papers The first strategy is...

NARU – CORPORATE RAPE

Nauru has been in the news ever since the Pacific Solution began in 2001, but...

Adani may still get Taxpayers $Billions

Why Adani may still get its government loan Brendan Gogarty, University of Tasmania Even though the Queensland...

Glencore moves $Billions offshore

The Australian arm of the global mining giant Glencore has been involved in cross-currency swaps...

Paradise Papers

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s...

Glencore and The Paradise Papers

Glencore responds to ICIJ’s questions Glencore requested ICIJ publish its full response to our questions relating...

Political donations in Australia: Snapshot 2

Infographic: a snapshot of political donations in Australia Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; Michael Courts, The Conversation,...

Tax rorts – Or Tax Minimisation

ICIJ Key Findings 9 Dec 2014 Pepsi, IKEA, AIG, Coach, Deutsche Bank, Abbott Laboratories and nearly...

Who is responsible for online betting bombardment

South Australia's gambling tax highlights the regulatory mess of online betting William Hill is among the...

Paying the piper and calling the tune? Following ClubsNSW’s political donations

Paying the piper and calling the tune? Following ClubsNSW's political donations Former NSW premier Barry O'Farrell...

Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo

Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo Stephen Conroy...

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...

Pigs at the trough – Revenues of $5billion or yearly cost of 9.5 million pensioners – Can’t afford to pay tax!

Prime Minister Turnbull is pushing Tax Breaks for the Big End Of Town Why? The following corporations...

POLITICIANS RELY TOO HEAVILY ON CLOISTERED EXPERTS

In pockets around the world, democracy is being reinvented as it was conceived in ancient...

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Politics

Factions, political hacks and despots

A mooted succession plan in Bronwyn Bishop’s Sydney seat has been denounced by local Liberal party members as “North Korean nepotism”. Damien Jones,...

NARU – CORPORATE RAPE

Nauru has been in the news ever since the Pacific Solution began in 2001, but the history of the tiny island nation has been...

Target the have-nots: Liberals up to the same old tricks

A retired bank CEO with $10 million in his super pays zero tax each year. Nada. Zip. He wouldn't even pay the Medicare levy....

Are Sunday penalty rates a job killer? A real-world experiment refutes...

Serena Yu, University of Technology Sydney and David Peetz, Griffith University Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the...

Google Ireland staff paid much less than London colleagues

Google Ireland staff paid much less than London colleagues Average wage of £72,000 compares with London staff average salary of £160,000 – despite booking £5bn...

The High Court sticks to the letter of the law on...

The High Court sticks to the letter of the law on the 'citizenship seven' The High Court has ruled Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Fiona Nash,...

Gas projects tipped to come up empty on tax payments

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...

Selling the family jewels. Privatisation a clear picture

The following is an excerpt from a report on privatisation commissioned by The Unitarian Church of East Melbourne prepared and written by Henrike Brussaard...

Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend...

Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo Stephen Conroy is to head up a new gambling industry body,...

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