How to See, And Block, All The Apps Tracking You on Facebook Don't want developers to have your data? Here's how to get it removed (and make sure it's gone) today. Revoking an app's permission to your data is a simple...
Mining coup in Queensland removes public objection rights A test pit for the Alpha Coal Mine proposed by GVK Hancock, which was successfully challenged in the Land Court. Such a challenge would not be allowed under Queensland’s new mining laws. Lock...
Today Australian voters have discovered who was bankrolling the nation’s political parties more than 18 months ago. Gambling lobby gave $500,000 to Liberals ahead of Tasmanian election In the lead-up to the Tasmanian election, the Liberals surprised many with a costly...
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...
ExxonMobile reported revenues of $9.6bn in 2013-14, $8.5bn in 2014-15 and $6.7bn in 2015-16. ExxonMobil told a Senate inquiry on Wednesday 14th Mardch 2018 that it did not expect to pay any Australian corporate tax until 2021, meaning it would not have paid...
Despite the encouraging “maths” in this budget, the return to surplus has still yet to be delivered writes John Hewson. Budgets are about choices. With an unexpected surge in revenue, the government’s main options were to apply it to deficit...
View from the Hill: Shorten's victory will bring dangerous counter strikes from a desperate government Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra An extraordinary amount of hype and some confected hysteria preceded Tuesday’s vote on the medical transfer legislation. The government threw everything at...
How to transition from coal: 4 lessons for Australia from around the world Chris Briggs, University of Technology Sydney; Elsa Dominish, University of Technology Sydney, and Franziska Mey, University of Technology Sydney With 12 coal power stations in Australia closed since...
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...
  Dastyari saga shows the need for donations reform, and for politicians to take more care Labor’s Sam Dastyari has been sacked from his position as deputy Senate whip for his poor judgement. AAP/Lukas Coch Tony Walker, La Trobe University New South Wales senator...