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news May 27, 2017
How subcontracting fuelled the alleged Plutus tax scam
The massive alleged payroll tax scam, carried out through government contracts, reveals the vulnerabilities of a cynical labour market.
news May 13, 2017
What the future holds for Fairfax
Fairfax’s latest staff cuts signal a crisis in Australian journalism, but international models offer a ray of hope.
news May 20, 2017
Migrants targeted as refugee panic founders
The government’s ‘Australians first’ rhetoric is a response to hardening community attitudes over immigration and job security.
news May 06, 2017
Turnbull's war on universities
If the government’s new schools funding plan represents an ideological change, its cuts to universities reflect a calculated antipathy.
news April 29, 2017
Land clearing and climate change
The majority of the Emissions Reduction Fund is poured into questionable abatement schemes to discourage land clearing, while mass deforestation cancels out any climate gains.
news April 22, 2017
Inside the war on Safe Schools
The campaign against Safe Schools is reaching its final chapter, but in many respects the program has already done its work.
news April 15, 2017
Killing the Great Barrier Reef
As the Great Barrier Reef suffers record bleaching, Malcolm Turnbull courts a mining giant that will only hasten its death.
news April 08, 2017
Centrelink leaks more private data
As Centrelink shares further personal data to defend criticisms of its debt recovery, the legality of its actions is in question.
news April 01, 2017
What counts as rich now?
The refusal of politicians to define ‘rich’ plays to a social confusion about how well off people actually are.
news March 25, 2017
The gas industry’s power play
Long-term mismanagement of Australia’s gas industry has seen price gouging by cartels and the possible need for imports. Even if the government can put things to right, natural gas will never again be a cheap alternative fossil fuel.
news March 18, 2017
Government withholds funding for Indigenous genetic disease foundation
Despite a Federal Court win over Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, a foundation supporting sufferers of a crippling genetic disease across remote Aboriginal communities is still waiting on funding promised under the previous Labor government.
news March 11, 2017
The truth about house prices
The crisis in housing affordability traces back to John Howard’s actions half a century ago and the lack of political will since.