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Everyone knows Australia’s big four banks are huge, accounting as they do for almost one quarter of the value of all the companies on the entire ASX. But they are actually even bigger than they seem, thanks to a network...
Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40% Uncountable numbers of drink containers end up in the ocean every year. Shutterstock Qamar Schuyler, CSIRO; Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO, and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem;...
SAFEGUARDS FOR THE WATER and environmental values of the Pilliga have been compromised by politicians acting in their own interests. I’m now an old man following the ancient Chinese tradition of seeking refinement and reclusion in the mountains after a...
South Australia’s big gamble on grid-scale battery storage may pay for itself in just a year if it continues to prevent massive price spikes On Sunday 14 January something very unusual happened. The Australian Energy Market Operator called – as it...
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...
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...
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...