On Monday, 300 economists signed a letter urging world leaders to end tax havens, saying they only benefited rich individuals and multinational corporations, while boosting inequality. "The existence of tax havens does not add to overall global wealth or well-being;...
The Coalition government’s use of taxpayer money for political advertising – as much as A$136 million since January, according to Labor figures - is far from an aberration in Australia. It is part of a sordid history in which public...
A gas market run by a cartel is no market Despite what Canberra believes, the gas crisis is not a question of supply. The problem lies with the handful of extremely powerful companies which steer the market as they see fit. The...
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;...
The environmental and ecological disasters occurring at the Murray-Darling Basin are driven by capitalism, writes John Passant. ABOUT 2.6 MILLION Australians live in the Murray-Darling Basin. Three million get their drinking water from it. The Basin covers 1 million square kilometres...
Garry Linnell: Advance Australia Fair is just ‘beautiful lies’   Every nation tells lies about itself. It’s how history is made. Little fibs are buffed and shined and presented as facts. Distortions and exaggerations are given a lick of paint and turned...
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...
Interactive: Everything you need to know about Adani – from cost, environmental impact and jobs to its possible future ABC News: Nationwide, a majority of voters are against building the Adani coal mine The Morrison Government gave it the final federal approvals...
'Honeygate' deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated The new discovery significantly deepens the ‘fake honey’ scandal. Subbotina Anna/Shutterstock.com Mark Patrick Taylor, Macquarie University and Xiaoteng Zhou, Macquarie University More than a quarter of commercial honey brands have potentially been...
Maybe those who complain about a boring election campaign are condemned to an exciting election finish. Many in the establishment – particularly the business establishment – have convinced themselves the country is off to hell in a handcart, but it...