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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 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.
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.
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.
News March 29, 2014
Andrews leads fight to abolish charities commission
There are two groups that want the charities regulator and its oversights scuppered: the financial services industry and the Catholic Church. They have a friend in the government.
News March 22, 2014
Sinodinos steps down while ICAC investigates
For so long NSW Labor has been weighed down by allegations of corruption. Now a link between Liberal Party stalwart Arthur Sinodinos and Eddie Obeid has cast a dark shadow on the Abbott government.
News March 15, 2014
George Pell voices Ellis case "concern" to royal commission
This week something of a bombshell was dropped during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Opinion March 08, 2014
Big Tobacco’s plan to stub out plain packaging
“At least one claim made by Philip Morris is true: the company is bigger than Uruguay ... Australia, with an economy 15 times bigger, had the means to meet Big Tobacco’s challenge. ”
News March 08, 2014
Shoppies boss Joe de Bruyn bows out
A union stalwart stands down but his conservative views continue to influence Australian social policy.