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news October 29, 2016
Veteran UK banker Paul Fisher on climate change and the financial sector
A veteran of Britain’s central bank, Paul Fisher says climate change will have a massive impact on the global financial sector. He talks about managing the risks.
news October 22, 2016
Bob Day’s resignation and Family First’s future
Bob Day’s resignation from the senate this week amid the collapse of his building companies raises questions about Family First’s funding arrangements and its future without him.
news October 29, 2016
The Coalition attacks on statutory authorities
Senate committee attacks on statutory officers reveal a government prepared to undermine independent institutions and hound advisers out of office when their counsel is politically unwelcome.
news October 15, 2016
Mike Baird’s conviction politics comes undone
The NSW premier's backdown over his ban on greyhound racing threatens his government and reveals the limits of his dictatorial style.
news October 08, 2016
Australia scoring low marks on education
As elite private schools continue to benefit from government funding, Australian education standards are sliding in global terms and politicians remain reluctant to take a stand.
news October 01, 2016
China’s coal price cartel
China’s plan to increase coal production and keep global prices low is bad news for Australian miners and their political allies.
news September 24, 2016
Unions poisoned by ALP affiliation
With plotters using the labour movement as a means to amass power, unions have become vulnerable to rorting and the erosion of workers’ rights.
news September 17, 2016
Battlelines drawn on same-sex marriage plebiscite
In the face of consistent public support for same-sex marriage, the right is pushing the prime minister to delay, obfuscate and ultimately scupper reform.
news September 10, 2016
Inside the split at the Climate Change Authority
The body that provides government with advice on global warming is being pulled apart by politics, yet may prove more effective than ever.
news September 03, 2016
The truth about ICAC’s corruption rulings
With reduced powers to name corrupt individuals, ICAC’s findings are increasingly shaped by politics.
news August 27, 2016
Former IPA head: radicals ‘hijacked’ think tank
After early co-operation with Bob Hawke, Roger Neave watched as the IPA became the radical propaganda arm of the Liberal Party.
news August 20, 2016
How top-ranking NSW police failed the Lindt cafe siege
Deleted text messages and botched directions underscore the flaws in an operation senior police say was not their responsibility.
news August 13, 2016
Census attacks raise issue of security of foreign investment in infrastructure
The attack on the census website highlights concerns over more damaging cyberwarfare, potentially state-sponsored, leading some experts to caution against foreign investment in critical infrastructure.