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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...

Reframing tax policy to reset the rules of the monopoly game

Monopolists and rentseekers have been running rings round the democratic fiscal state for decades. It is obvious to everyone that the game is rigged. But we still have a few more rolls of the...

Times have changed

Veteran economist and one-time Bob Hawke adviser Ross Garnaut put forward some Very Big Ideas in last night’s Jobs and Skills Summit keynote address, in which he called on the government to use the...

The professional classes make billion-dollar tax rorts possible

“The key lesson from WA Inc was that the shonks, crooks, spivs and conmen only really thrive with the assistance of the professional classes – the accountants, lawyers, valuers, journalists et al. “It took at least...

Decades In The Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over US$1Billion in Business Losses

Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump’s businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known.     Donald J Trump has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but...

Newscorp runs Government

Regulators expect Google and Facebook to sue the Government over a looming “mates-deal” to protect Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and Nine Entertainment from competition. Taxpayers will be on the hook. Quentin Dempster reports on...

Tax rorters 2017-2018 Groundhog Day

Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas has a take home salary of A$24,500,000 which turns out to be more than double the $10,955,067 tax Qantas begrudgingly paid to Australia. Effectively taxpayers have underwritten - kicked...

Arrogant out of touch bankers

'Protected species': Former bank executive Rob Ferguson gives big four a serve Rob Ferguson’s CV reeks corporate establishment. He clocked 15 years at the top of one of Australia’s largest and most successful investment banks,...

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