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Monday, March 27, 2017

Government

Taxing multinationals: no new laws needed, just execute the ones we have

Some excellent response to the piece on Goldman Sachs and Australia's biggest brewer SABMiller skiving out of tax and lodging dodgy accounts. This respondent...

How Goldman Sachs and Australia’s biggest brewer SAB pay no tax

Nowhere is the impotence of politicians and regulators more costly than in their failure to stand up to multinational corporations dodging tax. The poachers are...

Corporate tax reform stalls while government axes welfare

As the government takes the long-handle to penalty rates, family benefits and climate-change funding - while dangling a $50 billion package of tax cuts...

Ben Fordham – Youth Locked Out Of Property Market

Talking with Ben about the deluge of Chinese black money, property prices and government dragging the chain on AML reforms.

Splendid! Let’s lock an entire generation of Australians out of the property market

As the government dithers over money laundering policy, policy which would keep a lid on Chinese buyers whipping up a frenzy in city property...

Australia’s March To Corporatocracy

Confounding the familiar government narrative of reckless spending binges by Labor, the Coalition actually has the record of greater profligacy when it comes to...

Talking power prices with Wendy Harmer ABC 702

Both sides of politics are once again engulfed in a fervent energy blame-fest, an ideological battle of coal versus renewables. Regulation has failed in electricity...

ABC, SBS duck for cover on taxpayer rip-off

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie and SBS boss Michael Ebeid have refused to answer questions about their media organisations freeloading on the public purse. http://www.michaelwest.com.au/towering-cheek-ii-billion-dollar-squatters/ Following...

Democracy and populism

We’re witnessing the rise of populist leaders around the globe. John Keane, Professor of Politics and co-founder and director of the Sydney Democracy Network...

AEMO sails under radar amid renewable energy blamefest

Somebody put it nicely on Twitter the other day. When the world moved to cars from the good old horse-and-buggy, there were teething problems....

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