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Money, power, influence: How ‘media monsters’ used journalism to cement their empires

Carl Sagan said that in order to understand the present, it’s necessary to know the past. Nowhere does this apply with greater force than to the Australian media and its place in the nation’s power...

PwC and the Adani mine triple dip. A conflict of interest? Surely not

A  humble footnote on page 30 of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s 2016-17 annual report reads: “PwC supported NAIF in the development of its Risk Management Framework.” NAIF was in the news in late...

Tax office accused of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ culture on PwC breach

The agencies most involved in responding to professional services giant PwC’s misuse of government information are facing growing concerns about their handling of the breach, including the Australian Taxation Office’s insistence that it could...

PwC Australia scandal: what actually happened and will it be fatal for the advisory firm?

The Australian affiliate of PricewaterhouseCoopers is subject to a police investigation in a crisis that could have global implications PwC used its global network to profit from privileged information, drawing in other parts of one...

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...

Reframing tax policy to reset the rules of the monopoly game

Monopolists and rentseekers have been running rings round the democratic fiscal state for decades. It is obvious to everyone that the game is rigged. But we still have a few more rolls of the...

Barangaroo is rubbish and now its wretched offspring are spawning across Sydney

Philip Thalis asserts thatBarangaroo is a symbol of squandered opportunities to make a better Sydney. I was part of the winning team – Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and...

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