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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...

Land titles privatisation: winners and losers

How superb is the plan by the NSW government to privatise the state's land titles office in order to fund the upgrade of two...

The Cherry Blossom Uprising: Monitory Democracy in Korea

Korea's "Cherry Blossom Uprising" has a deep significance to democracy, writes Professor John Keane. "It points to the need to redefine democracy ... and...

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...

A tribute to Bill Leak

The Twitternutters are out in force blaming the Human Rights Commissioner for persecuting Bill Leak into the grave. "Gillian Triggs should be charged with...

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...

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...

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.