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You pay millions for these imbeciles to encourage conspiracy theories and misinformation. Why?

We get so used to the bonkers shit that goes on in the Australian Senate that it starts to seem unremarkable. Frustrating, exasperating, eye-rolling, but also just the way it is, with its cast...

Times have changed

Veteran economist and one-time Bob Hawke adviser Ross Garnaut put forward some Very Big Ideas in last night’s Jobs and Skills Summit keynote address, in which he called on the government to use the...

The professional classes make billion-dollar tax rorts possible

“The key lesson from WA Inc was that the shonks, crooks, spivs and conmen only really thrive with the assistance of the professional classes – the accountants, lawyers, valuers, journalists et al. “It took at least...

What the oil and gas industry tells itself

Royce Kurmelovs reportsOn day two, Kevin Gallagher stepped to the main stage at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, where the oil and gas industry was holding its annual national conference, and began his...

How Nationals and lobbyists play the new climate wars

By The SaturdayPaper's Marian Wilkinson   Young and with a ready smile, James Thomson appears an unlikely foot soldier in the new climate wars. But the Maitland Christian School community relations officer turned National Party candidate for...

Tax rorters 2017-2018 Groundhog Day

Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas has a take home salary of A$24,500,000 which turns out to be more than double the $10,955,067 tax Qantas begrudgingly paid to Australia. Effectively taxpayers have underwritten - kicked...

‘Bushfire brandalism’: Australian artists replace bus shelter ads with political posters

“Bushfire Brandalism” Pedestrians in some suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would have walked straight past activist artists (vandals, some critics might call them) removing advertising from bus shelters and inserting artwork protesting the Morrison...

Adani – Interactive cost, environmental impacts, jobs and the future

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...

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