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What are Nick Xenophons Policy Principles

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The difference isn’t as big as they say

Original article by Ross Gittins Both sides have previously supported policies they now vociferously oppose. I get criticised by rusted-on supporters of both sides of politics...

Volkswagen’s U.S. diesel emissions settlement to cost $15 billion

Volkswagen AG's (VOWG_p.DE) settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash,...

How 76 profitable companies left Australian taxpayers $5.6 billion out of pocket

The biggest multinational companies operating in Australia are paying half the 30 per cent corporate tax rate on average, according to a new report...

These private companies pay less tax than we do – but reasons remain unclear

Roman Lanis, University of Technology Sydney and Ross McClure, University of Technology Sydney Information released this week by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on the...

McDonald’s Australia cut its tax bill by more than half in 2015 by routing...

Fast food giant McDonald’s Australia cut its tax bill by more than half in 2015 by routing payments via the low-tax nation of Singapore. McDonald’s...

Musk’s Solar Lifestyle Idea Has One Big Flaw

Tesla’s explanation of its proposal to acquire Solar City, another Elon Musk project, offers a compelling vision: Get energy from the sun, use and...

Nexit, Frexit or Italeave? British vote fires up EU’s ‘Outers’

Britain's vote to leave the European Union fired up populist eurosceptic parties across the continent on Friday, giving fresh voice to their calls to...

The need for speed: there’s still time to fix Australia’s NBN

Mike Quigley, University of Technology Sydney A National Broadband Network (NBN) based on Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) was, and still is, the right answer...

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new parliament?

Charles Livingstone, Monash University Since then-prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Peter Slipper to the speaker’s chair in 2011, the gambling lobby has appeared triumphant in...