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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.
Business June 07, 2014
The buried treasures of corporate tax avoidance
Tony Abbott has paid lip service to tax reform, but his government’s latest measures only serve to make corporate avoidance easier.
Business June 14, 2014
Super funds benefit from corporate tax avoidance
While most are appalled by stories of corporate tax avoidance, we are also enjoying the benefits through investment in these companies by our super funds.
News May 31, 2014
Abbott’s faceless men of the IPA
There is one group to which Tony Abbott has kept his promises since becoming prime minister: the Institute of Public Affairs.
News May 24, 2014
Mining’s multi-billion-dollar black hole
As the boom ends, poor oversight and lax bonds leave governments stuck with an enormous bill for mining’s clean-up.
News May 17, 2014
Malcolm Fraser: the dour optimist
For a time, it seemed he would be, like Nixon, remembered for a single sensational act. But Malcolm Fraser’s rebirth as a passionate libertarian now sees him back in public life.
News May 10, 2014
The party donors ICAC doesn’t see
The influence ICAC scrutinises is just the grubby tip. Here, we explore the iceberg of political donations.
News May 03, 2014
Liberal slush funds expose Hartcher and bitter factional wars
Behind the ICAC revelations that have already toppled a premier, a factional feud threatens the entire party.
News April 26, 2014
The end of coal
It was set to be Australia’s biggest mine, but the simple rules of supply and demand mean the coalfields of Queensland’s Galilee Basin may never be excavated.
News April 19, 2014
Barry O’Farrell’s resignation after misleading ICAC
ICAC, a bottle of wine and a massive memory fail created the perfect storm to bring down a premier.
News April 12, 2014
James Packer’s sweet deals for casino
As Packer’s Barangaroo casino ploughs through all obstacles, it becomes more clear he plays by different rules.
Politics April 05, 2014
Who votes for Clive Palmer?
Amid signs the vote for Clive Palmer’s party is dropping, a picture of his mainstay supporters is emerging.