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Tick & flick: PwC embroiled in Vocation collapse

Public trust in the independence of the major audit firms to manage their conflicts of interest is once again in the spotlight thanks to...

Land titles office: another privatisation for the Caymans?

Profits from the NSW land titles registry may soon be heading to the Cayman Islands to be controlled by one of the world's most...

Tackle payment times: big response to small biz inquiry

Hammurabi nailed it back in 1772 BC when he declared: “The first duty of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful.” When it...

Witch hunt: The Fin’s crusade to destroy CPA boss Alex Malley

The Australian Financial Review has been tirelessly battering Alex Malley, the head of CPA Australia, for two years. How exquisite is the irony. CPA, a...

Land titles: the folly of privatising an essential monopoly

Sensibly, the federal government abandoned plans to privatise the database of the corporate regulator just before Christmas. Almost inexplicably, the NSW government continues to...

Gas crisis: a crisis of guile and greed

It is bizarre that gas customers in Japan buy Australian gas more cheaply than Australians. Some of this gas is drilled in the Bass...

ScoMo tells the truth about real estate, gets the sin bin

On Monday, Treasurer Scott Morrison told the truth. On Friday he was gone, gone as the government's chief spokesman for the economy that is,...

The Lucky Country: how inheritance and the property boom sharpened inequality – report

Inequality is on the rise, perpetuated by government policies such as negative gearing, where ordinary taxpayers subsidise property investors, and the decade-long failure to...

Hotel Macquarie: you can check out any time you like but you can never...

It is not hard to harbour a sneaking admiration for Macquarie Bank and its relentless ingenuity in finding new ways to make money. "People are our...

Talking multinational tax avoidance with Brent Bultitude, 2SM Super Network

One-third of Australia's biggest companies paid no income tax over the past two years. Here's the who how and why of it.