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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...

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...

Tax rorts, consultants, external Government advisors embed in Government departments. Golly gee what’s the problem

Nearly one week after the police were called, the government cannot directly say if it can stop doing business with a firm whose ex-CEO allegedly leaked Australian tax secrets. It’s eight years since Peter-John Collins,...

Why did gas prices go from $10 a gigajoule to $800 a gigajoule?

Why did gas prices go from $10 a gigajoule to $800 a gigajoule? An expert on the energy crisis engulfing Australia Samantha Hepburn, Deakin University Australia’s east coast has been plunged into an energy crisis just as...

Lachlan Murdoch’s decision to drop the Crikey defamation suit atones for the misjudgment of suing in the first place

Discontinuation of defamation proceedings was no less remarkable than the decision to sue the minnow publisher Lachlan Murdoch’s federal court defamation action against Private Media Pty Ltd, publisher of Crikey, was never likely to end...

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...

Shorten reboot to put NDIS back ‘on the right track’

The crap that just keeps giving. The NDIS is a  broken warped system with absolutely no transparency. This one off - dead simple - immediate fix will bring instantaneous transparency, accountability, and real time effectiveness to the entire...

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...

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