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Political Maneuvers and the Noteworthy Consequences for Brittany Higgins

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Even within the context of Coalition-News Corp campaigns against Labor, the conspiracy theory surrounding Brittany...

Albo’s Secret Hose: bureaucrats block bushfire info as Australia braces for a deadly summer

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Fire danger The 2023-24 fire season is already well underway. We’ve seen extensive bushfires across Australia...

State capture 2

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On Thursday, PwC's current and former CEOs appeared in front of a Senate inquiry examining...

Pezzullo story points to serious issues in the Australian Public Service

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Pezzullo story points to serious systemic problems in the Australian Public Service Andrew Podger, Australian National University The...

John Farnham The Voice To Parliament Campagain

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The Australian music legend John Farnham has lent his iconic song You’re the Voice to...

Qantas considers paying back JobKeeper

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PM Anthony Albanese gifts Chairmans Lounge access to his son. WTF. Then Anthony Albanese arranged...

Millions skimmed off government welfare contracts

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Outsourced employment service providers are funnelling millions of dollars in government funding earmarked for people...

The Sixth Estate: The shadow government plundering the public purse

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What is the 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th estate? The first estate was the clergy, the...

Oligarchs of the Treasure Islands: Pwc,KPMG, Deloitte,EY

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Newly compiled data reveals Defence has spent nearly $4 billion on large consulting firms over...

Bentleys, brown paper bags and bundles: Newcastle again. Politics 101

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While Crakanthorp has said the (landholdings and property declarations) “omissions” were discovered as a result...

Morrison is a symptom, not the cause, of the decline in Australian politics

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In focusing on Scott Morrison’s shocking record in government, and/or on his pathetic and self-pitying...

The gospel of Scott Morrison is his most poisonous legacy

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Maeve McGregor asserts that even with the long march of time, Scott Morrison’s compulsion for...

Big four gouged $10b over a decade and kept taxpayers in the dark

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The numbers are staggering. In the past decade Australia's state and federal governments have forked...

Final Robodebt royal commission report will be delivered on Friday, outlining who was responsible for the scheme

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It was ruled a "shameful chapter" and a "massive failure" in public administration by a...

PwC’s sublime combination of breathtaking arrogance and dazzling ineptitude

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NSW Greens MLC Abigail Boyd told the inquiry the sale was a "PR exercise" and...

State capture: Tax avoidance on a mega scale

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Labor has caved on its country-by-country tax reform in an embarrassing volte-face which betrays all...

Liberals come a cropper when they try to dig afresh into the Brittany Higgins story

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Grattan on Friday: Liberals come a cropper when they try to dig afresh into the...

Three ADF failures built the culture that enabled war crimes

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Last week Justice Anthony Besanko handed down his decision in the defamation case brought by...

Tax office accused of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ culture on PwC breach

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The agencies most involved in responding to professional services giant PwC’s misuse of government information...

Voice to Parliament: the brains behind the No campaigns

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Senators Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and Lidia Thorpe (Images: AAP)According to a survey conducted for the...

Kathryn Campbell – from RoboDebt ignominy to plum Defence job with the PM’s help

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Rex Patrick writes in Michael West mediaKathryn Campbell AO CSC was not liked by Labor...

Federal budget 2023: The winners and losers in Treasurer’s cost-of-living budget

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Treasurer Jim Chalmers has pledged billions in new spending to help lower income families navigate...

Robodebt Cancer – has our public service become the secret service?

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When ‘self-ambition’ cells in a senior public servant’s body grow and multiply, outflanking the ‘do...

Fake Reform: Jim Chalmers’ itsy-bitsy tax “hit” is a gift for foreign fossil fuel giants

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Jim Chalmers’ long-awaited tweaks to the PRRT are the itsy-bitsyest “reforms” about, the equivalent of...

Scott Morrison’s dodgy grants

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“The democratic process is not using public money for party political purposes. That’s not democracy,”...

Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ budget – our take

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Energy price relief plan Labor promised during the election campaign that energy bills would be reduced...

The ‘No’ campaign bid to ‘create confusion’

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A moment of confusion disrupted the final day of the parliamentary inquiry into the Aboriginal...

Treasurer Chalmers has a $70 billion a year budget hole: we’ve found 13 ways to fill it

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Treasurer Chalmers has a $70 billion a year budget hole: we’ve found 13 ways to...

Retired US admirals charging Australian taxpayers thousands of dollars per day as defence consultants

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A cavalcade of retired senior American military officers have landed high-paying advisory contracts with Australia's...

Lachlan Murdoch could well have won his Crikey lawsuit, so why did he drop it?

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Late last week, Lachlan Murdoch dropped his defamation claim against key figures behind online publication...

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

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Discontinuation of defamation proceedings was no less remarkable than the decision to sue the minnow...

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

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The crap that just keeps giving. The NDIS is a  broken warped system with absolutely no...

The Albanese government’s emissions reduction scheme under fire

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The Greens have been signalling for months they want the Albanese government to stop new...

Has the CSIRO Sold its soul

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Australia’s new Labor government is committed to a transition to clean energy and a cut...

Email reveals top bureaucrat pressed ombudsman to delete comments questioning robodebt’s legality

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Email reveals top bureaucrat pressed ombudsman to delete comments questioning robodebt’s legality Correspondence published by inquiry...

Robodebt inquiry is laying bare the horrific human cost of cheap and heartless politics

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CEO of the Australian Council of Social Security Cassandra Goldie argues that: Playing politics with people’s...

Jacinda Ardern’s graceful departure is the personification of modern democratic ideals

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Jacinda Ardern has resigned as prime minister of New Zealand and will be leaving office...

Reframing tax policy to reset the rules of the monopoly game

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Monopolists and rentseekers have been running rings round the democratic fiscal state for decades. It...

Paddy Manning paints a vivid portrait of a man born into a world of enormous wealth and privilege, destined to live out his life...

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Now that Rupert Murdoch is in his nineties, the question of succession has become unavoidable....

Politics

The revolving door: why politicians become lobbyists, and lobbyists become politicians

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In March 2016 the Department of the Chief Minister said the $506 million included stamp duty, but Mr Giles has declined to clarify how...

The worst government in our history

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John Hewson writes the lesson of the recent history of the Liberal Party is that it doesn’t learn from history. It learnt nothing from the...

Annabell Crab mussings

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Western democracy was so much easier 300 years ago, when it was illegal for journalists to report the goings-on in Parliament. In those days, politicians...

This is Australia’s most important report on the environment’s deteriorating health....

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This is Australia’s most important report on the environment’s deteriorating health. We present its grim findings Emma Johnston, University of Sydney; Ian Cresswell, UNSW Sydney,...

Is this the end of the road for Adani’s Australian megamine?

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Adani’s operations in Australia appear to be hanging on by a thread, as activists prove effective at undermining the company’s chances of getting the...

How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests

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How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests Modelling should be a chance...

The Barnaby Joyce affair highlights Australia’s weak regulation of ministerial staffers

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The Barnaby Joyce affair highlights Australia's weak regulation of ministerial staffers Barnaby Joyce has denied he breached ministerial standards with the employment of his partner,...

Australian Bank Indicates It Will Not Refinance Adani

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Adani’s financing for its proposed Carmichael coalmine could face a further hurdle, with Westpac appearing to indicate it will not refinance its existing loan...

Retired US admirals charging Australian taxpayers thousands of dollars per day...

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A cavalcade of retired senior American military officers have landed high-paying advisory contracts with Australia's Department of Defence, with one former Admiral paid $US5,000...

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