The 2019 Pork Barrel Election

Captains pick Ita Buttrose has been noticeably quite since she was elected unopposed after rigorous selection processes Global recruitment firm Korn Ferry started the recruitment...

Weasels win from any cycle of vengence

According to Katharine Murphy, Morrison has been flat out trying to hold his team together sufficiently to get through next week, the final three...

How a power station sold for peanuts became a $730 million...

It might rank as the deal of the century — but an appalling result for New South Wales taxpayers. In November 2015, the NSW Government...

Democracy’s danger hidden in plain sight

We obsess over our pollies’ private flaws and peccadilloes and call this politics when actually it’s just gossip. But when it comes to researching...

Is it time to ditch the private health insurance rebate? It’s...

Is it time to ditch the private health insurance rebate? It's a question Labor can't ignore Premium subsidies encourage Australians to take out and keep...

It all begins again. Politicians chasing money and donors

Do we want or deserve neo-liberalism ? It all begins again The retirement announcement of Julie Bishop, late on Thursday afternoon, was a signature Bishop move....

How one think tank poisoned Australia’s climate debate

One of the Institute of Public Affair's greatest successes has been to stitch climate denialism into the very fabric of the conservative political identity. From...

Murray-Darling Basin (SA) Royal Commission Report

It is not sufficient to make broad comments and recommendations about what should be fixed without recognizing and taking into account why and how...

The more women in government, the healthier a population

End Washington Corruption Washington works great for the wealthy and the well-connected, but it isn’t working for anyone else. Companies and wealthy individuals spend billions...