Don’t be fooled by the ‘Gas Crisis’

In the next few weeks there will be an announcement that a large, gas-intensive Australian manufacturer is to lay off about 1000 workers. The...

Corporate lobbying a billion dollar business

An analysis of the financial statements of 20 of Australia’s major business lobbies found almost $2 billion in funding by corporations over the past...

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...

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Why Tony Abbott’s appointment as Indigenous envoy was a diplomatic blunder...

Beyond lacking all merit, Abbott’s previous policies on Indigenous issues had been characterised by funding cuts, exclusions and silencing. His Indigenous Advancement Strategy was criticised for its destructive...

An A-Z guide for making fantastic water droplets splash photos

There’s something special about photos of water droplets. I personally like the element of surprise, because you can’t predict the exact shape you’re going...

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One of the Institute of Public Affair's greatest successes has been to stitch climate denialism into the very fabric of the conservative political identity. From...

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What happens when a rural town becomes the mountain bike capital of Australia? A few years ago, Derby was a typical Tasmanian town — few...

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Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesn't change the economics of coal Is it nearly the end of the road for coal? Samantha Hepburn,...

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