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Meet the man who Brandis and WA are jilting in Bell saga

Brandis should go. No doubt about it. This Brandis/Gleeson saga is particularly enjoyable though when you have been privy to some of the background. Here...

CBD wallet farmers sued by spurned veggie farmer

When Macquarie Bank and Al Gore elbowed Maria's Farm Veggies into administration in June this year, the company's founder found himself, utterly bewildered, at...

Government ramps up data hypocrisy while Labor ducks for cover

Dear People of the Information Revolution, today is the day! "Have your say on Australia's first Open Government National Action Plan" decreed the "ogpteam" this...

Al Gore, Macquarie, KordaMentha stiff farming pioneer

Cor Disselkoen came to Australia six years ago and sank millions of dollars into a futuristic farming project near Newcastle. The Dutchman is a...

Rodney Culleton, One Nation senator extraordinaire

"I have now become the hunter," declared One Nation's Rodney Culleton boldly in his maiden speech to parliament. Swept to power on a populist...

Beaconsfield: another mine, another taxpayer hit

The bankers, the miners, their consultants and assorted hangers-on have taken their millions in bonuses, profits, fees and commissions and moved on and, once...

Sheepish stewards of ASIC sale face a sceptical Senate

The stupendous profitability of the corporate watchdog's database, which the government is trying to privatise, was on display at hearings in Canberra this week. The...

Facebook claims to own the word “book”

There's no flies on Facebook. This is a company which reckons it is so wonderful that it owns the worldwide intellectual property rights to...
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Heavy Hands: police evict invalid pensioner with spine condition for bank

This video shows NSW police evicting an invalid pensioner with spinal condition from her home after she defaulted on her mortgage. She was pepper-sprayed...
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Tricking the taxman

No sooner had the government brought in its new multinational tax avoidance laws than the Big Four were trying to subvert them.