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Monday, July 23, 2018
The truth about political donations: there is so much we don't know AEC disclosures revealed Malcolm Turnbull to be the single biggest donor to a political party in 2016-17. AAP/Dan Peled Lindy Edwards, UNSW The big story about the Australian Electoral Commission’s annual...
Companies and lobby groups linked to the gaming industry, labelled Australia’s own National Rifle Association by critics, gave nearly $2 million to the major parties last financial year. The Australian Electoral Commission’s annual returns, published on Thursday, revealed the extent of the cash...
Why businesses want the ear of government and are willing to pay for it George Rennie, University of Melbourne Political donations and lobbying are a significant drain on the economy as it can damage competition, create monopolies and divert resources to...
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 three years. This level of peak body funding indicates the substantial influence which the business lobby...
Codeine Banned In Australia: Why The Arguments Don't Add Up Three claims used to justify pulling codeine from sale without a prescription, and why they're wrong Peter Carroll, University of Sydney From February 1, 2018 all products that contain codeine will only...
A good friend of mine lives in Healesville, in the Yarra Valley, about half an hour from the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Rural enough to be quiet. Close enough to get into the city for a big night out....
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...
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...
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Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a joyful New Year This is not a commercial for TV ↓ It was organized by the Banc Sabadell on the cities 130th anniversary, for the enjoyment of all.   They are performing ♥ "Ode to Joy...
All this stuff about Sam Dastyari - but what about poor Huang Xiangmo? Bloke turns up here, observes how business has been traditionally done, pulls out the cheque book and finds himself painted as a cross between Karla and Blofeld...