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Leadership drought reaps its harvest

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Leadership drought reaps its harvest As John Hewson wrote, The global world of politics is beginning...

Viewpoint: What’s in half a degree of climate change?

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Viewpoint: What's in half a degree of climate change? Our dual needs to save the planet and...

Lobbyists, Influencers and self interest. Welcome to Scott Morrison’s informed world

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'Brutal': Marcia Langton, early backer of welfare card, savages its roll out One of the few...

Arrogant out of touch bankers

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'Protected species': Former bank executive Rob Ferguson gives big four a serve Rob Ferguson’s CV reeks...

Media freedom is at risk when Nine hosts a Liberal fundraiser

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The money-raising hosted by Nine had none of the sleaziness and claimed illegality of the...

The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know

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The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know Huge fires...

The Strait of Hormuz is the most important oil choke point in the world. Use our interactive map to explore it

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The Strait of Hormuz is the most important oil choke point in the world. Use...

Minor parties perform well in federal election and reconfirm the power of preference deals

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Minor parties perform well in federal election and reconfirm the power of preference deals This was...

Real estate agents targeting tenants is the lowest of the low blows during election 2019

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Real estate agents targeting tenants is the lowest of the low blows during election 2019 Real...

Adani – Interactive cost, environmental impacts, jobs and the future

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Interactive: Everything you need to know about Adani – from cost, environmental impact and jobs...

How to transition from coal: 4 lessons for Australia from around the world

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How to transition from coal: 4 lessons for Australia from around the world Chris Briggs, University...

Dirty Power: Big Coal’s dirty network of influence over both sides of Australian Government

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If you’ve ever wondered why so many Australians oppose coal, but coal keeps coming out...

What is and isn’t a ‘sovereign risk’

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What is Sovereign Risk Sovereign risk is the chance that a central bank will implement foreign...

Adani will decimate Australia’s Great Artesian Basin

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Unpacking the flaws in Adani's water management plan Matthew Currell, RMIT University and Adrian Werner, Flinders...

Climate Change: The facts

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Sir David Attenborough's new BBC documentary on climate change has been praised by TV critics. Climate...

Murray Darling Fish Kill is Neoliberalism working

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Initially this newspaper proposed that the Murray Darling Basin catastrophe was the proverbial “Canary in...

Government advertising may be legal, but it’s corrupting our electoral process

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The Coalition government’s use of taxpayer money for political advertising – as much as A$136 million...

What just happened to our tax? Here’s an explanation you’ll understand

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What just happened to our tax? Here's an explanation you'll understand So far, Labor is $95...

The Coalition says the silliest things about economic management

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Riddle me this: if “free market” politicians think that the role of governments is to get...

The 2019 Budget entrenches neoliberal inequality

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I’ve listened hard for the sound of wealth trickling down but all I hear is...

The 2019 Pork Barrel Election

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Captains pick Ita Buttrose has been noticeably quite since she was elected unopposed after rigorous...

Weasels win from any cycle of vengence

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According to Katharine Murphy, Morrison has been flat out trying to hold his team together...

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

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It might rank as the deal of the century — but an appalling result for...

Democracy’s danger hidden in plain sight

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We obsess over our pollies’ private flaws and peccadilloes and call this politics when actually...

The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it

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The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it The decoy effect...

It all begins again. Politicians chasing money and donors

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Do we want or deserve neo-liberalism ? It all begins again The retirement announcement of Julie Bishop,...

How one think tank poisoned Australia’s climate debate

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One of the Institute of Public Affair's greatest successes has been to stitch climate denialism...

Murray-Darling Basin (SA) Royal Commission Report

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It is not sufficient to make broad comments and recommendations about what should be fixed...

Shorten’s victory will bring dangerous counter strikes from a desperate government

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View from the Hill: Shorten's victory will bring dangerous counter strikes from a desperate government Michelle...

Words that matter. What’s a franking credit? What’s dividend imputation? And what’s ‘retiree tax’?

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Words that matter. What’s a franking credit? What’s dividend imputation? And what's 'retiree tax'? There are...

The government only wants you to focus on half the story – Labor’s taxes

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When the prime minister started the year, a big line of his economic attack was...

Banking RC Report: The banks have learned how to rort the system

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The Banking RC Report marginalises small business borrowers, effectively calling them sore losers and whingers and telling them...

Coal miners derided climate action ‘sideshow’. Now it’s the main event

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The Chief Judge refused the Rocky Hill Coal Project, near the mid-north coast town of...

Negative gearing changes will affect us all, mostly for the better

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Negative gearing changes will affect us all, mostly for the better Don’t have a negatively geared...

Politicians in 2014 held $300m in property, so how should they influence housing policy?

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Canberra’s 226 MPs and senators own 524 properties between them – an average of 2.4...

Franking credits: everything you need to know

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What are franking credits, how do they work and who is entitled to them? What is...

Bank leadership clearout needed to clean up culture

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The current executives and boards of the nation's banks are not the right people to...

Taxpayers should not be subsidising lifestyle of wealthy retirees

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A reverse death tax that helps the rich The dividend imputation system is a rort Australia...

Politics

The uncivil Mr Jones

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View from The Hill: The uncivil Mr Jones Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The row over shock jock Alan Jones and what will be displayed on...

Murray Darling Fish Kill is Neoliberalism working

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Initially this newspaper proposed that the Murray Darling Basin catastrophe was the proverbial “Canary in the Coal Mine” and the fish kill was but...

It’s time to expose the myths of the neo-liberal economic model

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Article by Greg Jericho For Malcolm Turnbull the election is all about jobs and growth and a belief that a company tax cut and reducing...

Coalition scrapes through but Turnbull needs to alter course

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Coalition scrapes through but Turnbull needs to alter course Nicholas Barry, La Trobe University The Coalition has – finally – fallen over the line and will...

All Political Parties Donor List 2013 -2014

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Summary of Donations reported by Donors to All parties - 2013-14 Column1 Column2 Column3 Gainsdale Pty Ltd #Sustainable Population Party $68,150.00 26 Summers Pty Ltd #Sustainable Population Party $53,000.00 Australia Chinese Business Elite Awards...

The curious incentives and consequences of negative gearing

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Charis Palmer, The Conversation; Georgina Hall, The Conversation; Helen Westerman, The Conversation; Jenni Henderson, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Negative gearing was one...

These private companies pay less tax than we do – but...

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Roman Lanis, University of Technology Sydney and Ross McClure, University of Technology Sydney Information released this week by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on the...

The difference isn’t as big as they say

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Original article by Ross Gittins Both sides have previously supported policies they now vociferously oppose. I get criticised by rusted-on supporters of both sides of politics...

Why Tony Abbott’s appointment as Indigenous envoy was a diplomatic blunder...

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Beyond lacking all merit, Abbott’s previous policies on Indigenous issues had been characterised by funding cuts, exclusions and silencing. His Indigenous Advancement Strategy was criticised for its destructive...

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