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news September 06, 2014
Confidence tricksters dominate unions royal commission, ICAC
Standover men and convicted terrorists, mingling with unions and corrupt politicians, have hollowed out faith in institutions.
News August 23, 2014
How to kill off a lord mayor: inside the ’Get Clover’ plot
The major parties are legislating to take over city councils with an attempt to stack votes in their favour.
News August 30, 2014
When team building fuels racial unrest
Encouraging membership of ‘Team Australia’ must include active recruitment of Muslim players and consultation on the game plan.
News August 16, 2014
Hunter now the hunted at ICAC
Bags of money and faulty memories cost two Newcastle Liberals their jobs.
News August 09, 2014
Ebola panic real, but worse contagions are rife
The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is of global concern. But it highlights our blindspots and hysteria when it comes to contagion.
News August 02, 2014
Aiding and Abetzing
All evidence shows Eric Abetz’s hardline welfare reforms will not get people into work. His motives lie elsewhere.
News July 26, 2014
Brandis ties NGO funding to non-advocacy
The Abbott government is using money and law to close down criticism and gag the community’s most trusted voices.
News July 18, 2014
Abbott appointments are trusted class warriors
With an unprecedented fervour, the government is filling boards and commissions with old cronies.
News July 12, 2014
Estranged bedfellows: Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm
The two new ex-Liberal crossbench senators were meant to make the government’s life easier. But Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm have their own radically right-wing agendas.
News July 05, 2014
The political power of food lobbyists
Alastair Furnival’s downfall shone light on the heavy political links of Big Food lobbyists.
News June 28, 2014
Murdoch and the IPA work together for Big Tobacco
A campaign of false data, planted in the Australian press, is being used to weaken tobacco laws abroad.
News June 21, 2014
The Henderson gigs
In an unreleased review he chaired into the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Gerard Henderson recommended he be put in charge of judges. Now he’s got his wish, for a much richer prize.