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News October 11, 2014
The Australia Institute are the real senate puppet masters
What is the Australia Institute and how did it cultivate such critical influence over the government’s agenda?
News September 27, 2014
Betting against political resolve on gambling
Despite regulatory fig leaves, live and online gambling is growing exponentially. And there’s no will to change it.
News October 04, 2014
The troubled campaign to privatise state assets
Governments love privatisation; the public loathes it. Elections can be won and lost on the strength of the disagreement.
News September 20, 2014
Terror laws also threaten right to protest
Hidden in new anti-terrorism laws are wide powers governments want to silence dissent and quash protest.
News September 13, 2014
Illegal donations from developers fund NSW Libs’ win
ICAC poses one big question: why would a party buy an election it has already won?
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 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 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 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.