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Best Bullshit Thanks Jim Chalmers

As the fossil fuel spin merchants freed Jim Chalmers the crap that ensures he continues Australia's unique Tax Free Club for Coal, Gas and Oil exporters in readiness for the Budget brief. We would...

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...

Energy 10 Billion Rip Off

“Another fail” as Australian energy consumers overcharged by $10 billion A new report has revealed that deep-seated flaws in Australian electricity network regulation have delivered billions of dollars worth of “supernormal” profits to poles and...

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...

Australia’s Timor-Leste intervention has a dark history — one perpetrators want to hide

Bernard Keane writes in CrikeyThe failure to prosecute the alleged perpetrators of war crimes committed during Australia’s intervention in East Timor — and the recognition that there was an active culture of cover-up in...

Energy A market not worthy of the name: state capture to blame for energy crisis

Bernard Keane arguesWe’ve seen it with the big banks, we’ve seen it with the Crown and Star gambling empires, and now we need to see it with fossil fuel companies — the moment the...

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