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Why Adani may still get its government loan Brendan Gogarty, University of Tasmania Even though the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced she would be vetoing the around A$1 billion loan to Adani for a rail link to its proposed Carmichael coal...
The tax office has revealed 36% of the largest public companies and multinational entities in Australia paid no tax in the most recent financial year on record.. It covers the 2015-16 financial year, revealing key details of 2,043 of the...
As waiters took orders for toasties and coffee at the Little Teapot Café in the sleepy coastal hamlet of Davistown, NSW, four men were discussing a deal as big as it was potentially rotten. A businessman was seeking political backing...
The subversive and secretive street artist turned the art world upside-down Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given...
Gambling lobby gives big to political parties, and names names The gambling lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties. from shutterstock.com Charles Livingstone, Monash University and Maggie Johnson, Monash University The gambling industry declared A$1,294,501 in donations to Australian political parties...
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, Responsible Wagering Australia. AAP/Mick Tsikas Charles Livingstone, Monash University Former Labor senator Stephen Conroy, who left parliament in...
What happens when a rural town becomes the mountain bike capital of Australia? A few years ago, Derby was a typical Tasmanian town — few job opportunities, a falling head count and bargain basement real estate. But then the Blue...
Every single gaming machine in the state is theirs. The Keno is theirs. They own one of the two casinos and a controlling stake in the other. By one calculation, 70¢ of every dollar lost by a Tasmanian in...
Nauru has been in the news ever since the Pacific Solution began in 2001, but the history of the tiny island nation has been one of extraordinary waste. Now the expulsion of its chief justice has prompted new questions...
How the 'pin-stripe mafia' design corporate tax avoidance. Podcast audio from the Tax Justice Network is both informative and disturbing. The current tax system is broken beyond repair. After two years of the OECD trying to patch up the system, even...