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Trump sexually abused writer E. Jean Carroll, must pay her $5 million, jury says

NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - Donald Trump must pay $5 million in damages for sexually abusing magazine writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s and then defaming her by branding her a liar,...

Lachlan Murdoch could well have won his Crikey lawsuit, so why did he drop it?

Late last week, Lachlan Murdoch dropped his defamation claim against key figures behind online publication Crikey. Murdoch had a strong case. So why would he choose to drop it?For those under a rock: Lachlan Murdoch...

Reframing tax policy to reset the rules of the monopoly game

Monopolists and rentseekers have been running rings round the democratic fiscal state for decades. It is obvious to everyone that the game is rigged. But we still have a few more rolls of the...

Paddy Manning paints a vivid portrait of a man born into a world of enormous wealth and privilege, destined to live out his life...

Now that Rupert Murdoch is in his nineties, the question of succession has become unavoidable. His oldest son, Lachlan, would seem to be the heir-apparent, positioned to take charge of a global media empire...

War crimes… deaths in custody… political corruption: is anyone powerful ever held accountable for anything?

Go through the long list of serious crimes, corporate and political scandals, corruption and misconduct that have marked recent years in public life in Australia, and check which ones have actually resulted in serious...

How does the government’s long-awaited anti-corruption bill rate? An integrity expert breaks it down

How does the government’s long-awaited anti-corruption bill rate? An integrity expert breaks it down A J Brown, Griffith University The prospects of Australia securing a strong federal anti-corruption agency have taken a huge leap forward, with introduction...

New test for corporate accountability as Star found ‘unsuitable’ to hold casino licence

Will the NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) take the historic opportunity afforded by the outcome of the Bell inquiry into Sydney’s Star casino, and kick Star out of the building? Adam Bell SC’s report, released...

How to make Australia richer

Richard Denniss Professor Joseph Stiglitz, welcome to Australia. John Maynard Keynes once said “practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence are usually the slaves of some defunct economist”....

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