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Multinational tax avoidance cost Australia $6bn in 2014, Oxfam report claims

Mauritius is one of the most popular tax havens used by multinational corporations operating in Australia, an Oxfam report found. Photograph: Neil Farrin/Getty Images/AWL...

Election FactCheck Q&A: was Jacqui Lambie right about apprenticeships and 457...

Damian Oliver, University of Technology Sydney The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm. Thank you to everyone...

Politics and money: a toxic combination

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says in ‘‘an ideal world’’ he is open to political funding reform. He cites annual caps on donations and limiting...

Unclear about fairness, Australia’s major parties focus on expediency

Unclear about fairness, Australia's major parties focus on expediency Gregory Melleuish, University of Wollongong Both of Australia’s major parties have variously used “fairness” to describe key...

What do businesses get in return for their political donations?

What do businesses get in return for their political donations? Lindy Edwards, UNSW Australia Money makes the world of politics go around and, as recent scandals...

Introduce Optional Preferential Voting

This was the major electoral recommendation of the 2009 Citizens’ Parliament which assembled 150 randomly selected citizens drawn from every electorate nationally. (Disclosure Note:...

Eliminate Private Donor Funding

Similar to the argument in favour of political advertising is that third party donations are a form of freedom of speech . A contrary...

None of the Above Voting Option

Introduce a “None of the Above” Voting Option or End Compulsory Voting With elections designed theoretically to reflect the will and voice of the people, this...

Back to the centre

The electorate is not as volatile as we might imagine By George Megalogenis For the third election in a row, Australians are being offered a choice...

It’s time to expose the myths of the neo-liberal economic model

Article by Greg Jericho For Malcolm Turnbull the election is all about jobs and growth and a belief that a company tax cut and reducing...