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Paradise Papers

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, the secret dealings of the chief...

Better regulation of all political finance would help control foreign donations

Better regulation of all political finance would help control foreign donations Joo-Cheong Tham, University of Melbourne There is growing controversy surrounding foreign political donations in Australia....

Politics and money: a toxic combination

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says in ‘‘an ideal world’’ he is open to political funding reform. He cites annual caps on donations and limiting...

What do businesses get in return for their political donations?

What do businesses get in return for their political donations? Lindy Edwards, UNSW Australia Money makes the world of politics go around and, as recent scandals...

Introduce Optional Preferential Voting

This was the major electoral recommendation of the 2009 Citizens’ Parliament which assembled 150 randomly selected citizens drawn from every electorate nationally. (Disclosure Note:...

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...

POLITICIANS RELY TOO HEAVILY ON CLOISTERED EXPERTS

In pockets around the world, democracy is being reinvented as it was conceived in ancient Athens – not modern Greece, I hasten to add! Luca...

PigsFly Newspaper launched “January 2016”

PigFly newspaper is your ideal place for political news and political comment that will challenge the misstatements, spin, untruths, deceits and bulls**t passed of...