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A Parliamentary Democracy for Everybody

Forget what politicians say. What truly matters is what they do. And what they do is vote,...

Senior ministers deal death blow to Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership

Senior ministers deal death blow to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership Michaelia Cash and Mathias Cormann have...

How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests

How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests How to move energy policy models...

FactCheck: GetUp! on the impact of US corporate tax cuts on wages

Economic modelling produced by Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies (and of which I was...

Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules about what MPs can – and cannot – do

Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules about what MPs can - and cannot...

Australia’s wholesale electricity market.

High electricity prices are here to stay, according to a new Grattan Institute report that...

Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn’t mean giving up on social liberalism

Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn't mean giving up on social liberalism shutterstock. Richard Holden, UNSW and Rosalind...

Revealed: This is how much ordinary Australians really earn

A casual glance at the news in recent months may have left you thinking the...

Why do we ship Australian Profits Overseas?

Every dollar the Queensland government spends on handouts to coal companies is a dollar that...

Tax Justice May Podcast

In this month’s Taxcast: We discuss why we can’t afford the rich and challenge ideas...

What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands?

What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands? The more the...

Risks are greater than I can recall in my working life

Despite the encouraging “maths” in this budget, the return to surplus has still yet to...

Banking encourages cheating

Any meaningful shift in the finance sector’s corporate culture will have to come from within,...

Government timing tricks hide the real budget story

Timing tricks help politicians avoid dealing with the substance of their policies. That isn’t going...

View from The Hill: A tax cut that will ‘pay your rego’

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Turnbull government has produced a budget that it hopes it...

Infographic: Budget 2018 at a glance

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jenni Henderson, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation Jenni Henderson, Section...

Eight charts on our growing tax problem: what abandoning tax reform means for taxpayers

Eight charts on our growing tax problem: what abandoning tax reform means for taxpayers Rebecca Cassells,...

Budget explainer: the structural deficit and what it means

The ageing of Australia contributes to its structural deficit. Flickr/Jonas Boni, CC BY Sarantis Tsiaplias, University of...

How Australia’s mysterious ‘fifth bank’ has dodged the royal commission

While the banking royal commission battles on, exposing scandal after scandal so serious it looks as though...

After damning the Commonwealth Bank’s management, regulators want the bank to fix itself

Helen Bird, Swinburne University of Technology A report on the Commonwealth Bank’s governance, culture and accountability...

Company boards are stacked with friends of friends so how can we expect change?

Sherene Smith, RMIT University Social connections drive board appointments and more than two-thirds of directors in...

Private health insurance premium increases explained in 14 charts

Health Insurance - Rivers of Gold The Private Health Insurance Ombudsman revealed complaints about the industry had increased...

Do you really need private health insurance? Here’s what you need to know before deciding

Every year at the end of March and early in April, the 11 million Australians...

Sick of Selfish Drivers Parking in Disabled Parking Spaces?

I fume every time I see some ignorant selfish di*khead driver act as though 'god...

You should check these privacy settings on Facebook now

How to See, And Block, All The Apps Tracking You on Facebook Don't want developers to...

The Story Behind Banksy

The subversive and secretive street artist turned the art world upside-down Arguably the most controversial street...

Could Labor’s tax changes make the system fairer or hurt investors?

Under dividend imputation rules, Australians are given franking credits on the dividends they receive...

ExxonMobil avoids corporate tax until 2021

ExxonMobile reported revenues of $9.6bn in 2013-14, $8.5bn in 2014-15 and $6.7bn in 2015-16. ExxonMobil told a Senate inquiry...

‘Staggering’: $90 billion lost in resources tax

'Staggering': $90 billion lost in resources tax By Eryk Bagshaw 12 March 2018 — 3:47pm An Oxford University...

You can’t just call any risk a sovereign risk

What is 'Sovereign Risk' Sovereign risk is the risk that a central bank will impose foreign...

The Digital Skill Set of a journalist – editor – publisher

      Unlike many online news portals, your Pigsfly Newspaper doesn’t hold any...

Revealed: the extent of job-swapping between public servants and fossil fuel lobbyists

This was the same firm that Robb had publicly defended when it controversially acquired a...

The Australian companies you didn’t know were owned by the big four banks

Everyone knows Australia’s big four banks are huge, accounting as they do for almost one...

Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40%

Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40% Uncountable numbers of drink containers end...

Self interest tramples public good – Joyce again

SAFEGUARDS FOR THE WATER and environmental values of the Pilliga have been compromised by politicians...

How Tesla’s big battery is bringing Australia’s gas cartel to heel

South Australia’s big gamble on grid-scale battery storage may pay for itself in just a...

The minister the money and the mine. How a rotten deal was hatched

As waiters took orders for toasties and coffee at the Little Teapot Café in the...

No risk: The family who own Tasmania’s gambling industry

Every single gaming machine in the state is theirs. The Keno is theirs. They own...

The truth about political donations: there is so much we don’t know

The truth about political donations: there is so much we don't know AEC disclosures revealed Malcolm...

The $200m question: Who gave to the major parties in 2016-17?

Companies and lobby groups linked to the gaming industry, labelled Australia’s own National Rifle Association by...

 

 

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Infographic: here’s exactly what Adani’s Carmichael mine means for Queensland

Infographic: here's exactly what Adani's Carmichael mine means for Queensland A waterhole in the Great Artesian Basin in the area of the proposed Carmichael mine. Flickr/Stop...

Understanding the NDIS: how does the scheme work and am I...

Carmel Laragy, RMIT University On July 1 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) moved from a trial phase to a full national roll-out. In...

How Do You Stop the Biggest Gas Leak Ever?

Steve Conley got the call early on Nov. 5. A natural gas storage well was leaking methane into the air at Aliso Canyon, near...

Death Still Certain. Company Taxes Less So.

Maybe we need to amend the adage about death and taxes being the only two certainties. No offense to Benjamin Franklin (or whoever said...

Why the Adani project should be rejected

Adani was always going to be a significant issue in the forthcoming Queensland state election. It is a divisive issue and one where the...

Will the National Energy Guarantee hit pause on renewables?

Will the National Energy Guarantee hit pause on renewables? Frank Jotzo, Australian National University and Salim Mazouz, Australian National University The federal government’s new National Energy...

Mining companies’ links with politicians ‘susceptible to corruption’ – report

Transparency International Australia says particular corruption risk in regard to infrastructure approvals in Qld and WA A new report shines a critical light on the...

A super test for Australia’s political system

John Daley, Grattan Institute and Brendan Coates, Grattan InstituteIn the past week, both major parties have made welcome, albeit tentative, commitments to tackle much-needed...

Google deal highlights need for ‘radical change’ to international tax rules

Google’s £130m tax deal with the UK reveals the need for a radical overhaul of the international tax system, according to Britain’s leading authority...

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