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Sam Dastyari: Riding the red dragon express not a good look

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The federal parliament is the most important in Australia. It's also more open to corruption than any State parliament. Icac recommends criminal charges against Joe...

Better regulation of all political finance would help control foreign donations

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Better regulation of all political finance would help control foreign donations Joo-Cheong Tham, University of Melbourne There is growing controversy surrounding foreign political donations in Australia....

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation

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The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation Jeff Borland, University of MelbourneMost experts say globalisation spreads wealth, bringing people out of poverty and nations...

Target the have-nots: Liberals up to the same old tricks

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A retired bank CEO with $10 million in his super pays zero tax each year. Nada. Zip. He wouldn't even pay the Medicare levy....

A super test for Australia’s political system

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John Daley, Grattan Institute and Brendan Coates, Grattan InstituteIn the past week, both major parties have made welcome, albeit tentative, commitments to tackle much-needed...

The price of victory: comparing the cost of Olympic gold to...

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Jason Potts, RMIT University; Patrik Wikström, Queensland University of Technology, and Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology The Olympics are over now for another four...

Are Sunday penalty rates a job killer? A real-world experiment refutes...

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Serena Yu, University of Technology Sydney and David Peetz, Griffith University Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the...

The electorate has spoken, but Turnbull’s speech shows he hasn’t listened

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Saul Eslake, University of Tasmania Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first major economic address since the July 2 federal election was, in most respects, the kind...

Four myths busted: Why we need a banking royal commission

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Tens of thousands of Australians have had their lives ruined by the major banks. If there's no need for a Royal Commission because ASIC...

ANZ set to scrap personal banking fees: ‘We make more than...

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ANZ bank will be scrapping all fees associated with personal banking accounts as of January 1 2017, CEO Shayne Elliot told staff and shareholders...