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Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend...

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Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo Stephen Conroy is to head up a new gambling industry body,...

Morrison’s Sports grant review is a joke

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Why we need strong ethical standards for ministers – and better ways of enforcing them Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked his department to probe...

Why New Zealand outplayed Australia on the NBN

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In September 2009, the Key government in New Zealand announced it would invest in an all-fibre, ultra-fast broadband network. It would partner with the...

Could Labor’s tax changes make the system fairer or hurt investors?

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Under dividend imputation rules, Australians are given franking credits on the dividends they receive for the shares they own in order to avoid...

Minor parties perform well in federal election and reconfirm the power...

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Minor parties perform well in federal election and reconfirm the power of preference deals This was an election brimming with surprises and hocks. An unexpected...

Vital Signs: why now is the right time to clamp down...

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Vital Signs: why now is the right time to clamp down on negative gearing Negative gearing makes it hard for renters to become home owners....

Tax avoidance tactics laid bare: PwC tells multinationals ‘read the play’

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The proposed voluntarily tax transparency code announced in the May budget is not worth the piece of paper it is written on. The code is...

Political donations 2017-18: search all the declarations by Australian parties

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Today Australian voters have discovered who was bankrolling the nation’s political parties more than 18 months ago. Gambling lobby gave $500,000 to Liberals ahead of...

‘Honeygate’ deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated

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'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...

Close up: the government’s facial recognition plan could reveal more than...

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Close up: the government's facial recognition plan could reveal more than just your identity Zapp Photo shutterstock. Jake Goldenfein, Swinburne University of Technology A Bill to set...