Rupert’s results: no end in sight to the destruction of mainstream press

It is a sad thing for Australian media consumers, indeed for the public interest, that political agendas, ideology and management ineptitude, have left this...

Bewitched by clean-coal fairies, Canberra hints at more fossil fuel hand-outs

It was a timely reminder of the foolishness of flinging $1 billion in taxpayers' money at Indian coal magnate, Gautam Adani, and a project...

Where’s Woolley? Star witness for the Crown is hard to find

So intrigued were we at what the judge described as the "implosion" of the expert witness for the Australian Securities & Investments Commission that...

Investigation: social welfare cheats targeted while corporate welfare elite runs amok

Story by Geordie Wilson and Michael West AS the storm over social welfare rumbles on with Centrelink and its breathtaking debt recovery bungle, it is...

Mars Barred: another US giant skewers small business

American food and confectionary giant, Mars, has made an art-form of stiffing its suppliers by trying to stitch them up with trade finance if...

As power bills swell, so do the fortunes of power companies and billionaires

Spiralling power bills have made energy poverty a grave issue in Australia. Indeed the entire economy is hostage to rising energy costs. Yet there...

House prices surge on China black money; authorities dither

It is little wonder house prices shot up again last year: plus 15 per cent in Sydney and close to that in Melbourne. Yes, interest...

ASIC’s OJ Simpson moment shows directors have little to fear

Just two days out from Christmas, our corporate regulator had its OJ Simpson moment, losing what seemed to be the unloseable court case, the...
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"Democracy is the best system of government money can buy". Interview with Professor John Keane, Sydney Democracy Network. https://youtu.be/eDxi_xX5IXU

Tax cuts for banks and multinationals? Great idea … not

Treasurer Scott Morrison was at it again yesterday, chanting that frayed old mantra that corporate tax cuts "grow the economy" and deliver a "boost...