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News July 06, 2019
Pyne, Bishop and the Big Four
The major consultancies are not just a preferred employer for former ministers – they have helped privatise the bureaucracy by stealth.
News June 22, 2019
The lobbying power of super funds
With the growing popularity of ethical investments, superannuation funds are lobbying companies to clean up their act. But some say the funds should focus squarely on maximising profits for their members.
News June 29, 2019
Tax cuts and economic stimulus
The government is adamant its proposed three-stage tax package be passed in its entirety or not at all – thus potentially denying a slowing economy some much-needed stimulus.
News June 15, 2019
Cannon-Brookes and the new climate guard
As the Coalition stalls on emissions reduction, moneyed climate activists are turning to direct investment, led by tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.
News June 08, 2019
Australia’s China dilemma
As Sino–American relations further fracture, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to the Solomon Islands exemplifies Australia’s commitment to strengthening Pacific bonds and pushing back against Chinese influence in the region.
News May 25, 2019
Morrison sprints to Adani approval
The Queensland Labor government has taken the Coalition’s election victory as a warning it must fall in line and green-light the Carmichael coalmine.
news May 18, 2019
Exclusive: Labor tax plan faces block by Centre Alliance
If the Labor Party wins today’s election, it will likely need support to pass its reforms from Centre Alliance, whose senators have vowed not to back changes to franking credits.
News May 11, 2019
Are the Nationals still the party of the bush?
With the election poised to be a referendum on climate policy, the junior Coalition partner finds itself out of touch with voters, even in its traditional strongholds.
News May 04, 2019
What Clive Palmer wants for his $60m
Despite Clive Palmer’s outlandish claims of his party forming government, the United Australia Party leader has a canny election strategy: to benefit his mining interests.
News April 27, 2019
Campaigning for votes from ethnic communities
Data shows the Coalition’s 2016 election victory hinged on just three ethnically diverse seats – Banks, Reid and Chisholm. This time around Labor is shaping its campaign around winning back these communities.
News April 20, 2019
Inside the GetUp! election machine
The progressive group is gearing up to spend its $12.7 million war chest on unseating six key members of the Coalition’s hard right and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
News April 13, 2019
Election 2019: welcome to the age war
While older Australians reap the benefits of the government’s fiscal policies, it is millennials who are fast becoming the nation’s largest voting bloc, but they are not becoming more conservative as they age.
News April 06, 2019
Labor’s climate change and EV plan
The government was quick to deride Labor’s latest action plan on climate change, particularly its electric vehicle target. Meanwhile, experts, including the NRMA, say the policy didn’t go far enough and that Australia risks falling woefully behind on motoring technology.