Unclear about fairness, Australia's major parties focus on expediency Gregory Melleuish, University of Wollongong Both of Australia’s major parties have variously used “fairness” to describe key policies and in their election pitches. Labor leader Bill Shorten emphasised the concept in Sunday’s...
Some of you may question the purpose of trying to divine what will be in the May 3 federal budget when the Turnbull Ship of State seems to be all at sea, wallowing towards an unknown destination, facing strong...
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making -- even if you're a rat. Scientists have discovered rats behaved like problem gamblers when sound and light cues were added to a "rat casino" model. What's more, the...
This was the major electoral recommendation of the 2009 Citizens’ Parliament which assembled 150 randomly selected citizens drawn from every electorate nationally. (Disclosure Note: this event was funded and operated by the Foundation. Full findings are found here. In practice,...
Facebook could pay millions of pounds in UK tax after approving fundamental changes to its corporate structure in Europe. Starting in April, the world’s largest social network will change its policy so that revenue generated from its largest advertisers displaying...
Britain's vote to leave the European Union fired up populist eurosceptic parties across the continent on Friday, giving fresh voice to their calls to leave the bloc or its euro currency. Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden...
Click on this link to Petition to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Reject the 2016 Report of Independent Committee Review into Parliamentarian's Entitlements. The Report is both a shame and disgrace. The recently tabled 2016 Report Independent Committee Review into Parliamentarian's Entitlements, grants...
Roman Lanis, University of Technology Sydney and Ross McClure, University of Technology Sydney Information released this week by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on the amount of tax paid by some of Australia’s largest private companies raises questions about the...
Benjamin Koh, SMH March 11, 2016 Ethics and insurance don’t go hand in hand The behaviour of Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division was predicted several years prior in research by Dr June Smith from Victoria University. In the thesis on Professionalism...
Peter MacLeod Published on Sun Aug 16 2015 Here's a good news story for anyone exhausted at the prospect of our federal election and curious about the health of Canadian democracy. You might never know it watching the endless...
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