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Transurban nabs WestConnex: winners and losers

"It will require a politician the likes of a Keating or a Kennett, somebody with the will to bulldoze vested interests, to override the power of Transurban now that Transurban is entrenched." Ian Bell.

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Scott Morrison smashes shortest Prime Minister records

Is Scott Morrison really on his way to a full half-term? As Liberal MPs flee the parliament and by-elections mushroom, the Member for Cook has already failed to earn the distinction of Australia’s fastest prime ministership. But will he vanquish the record of Arthur Fadden? Michael Sainsbury reports.

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Defence responds on weapons-grade tax leak

Billions of dollars are escaping Australia’s tax net. The Department of Defence has revealed it spends one-fifth of its entire budget, the biggest procurement budget in government, with overseas military contractors.

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Exempt: how Defence dodges the taxman

Foreign military contractors have been awarded a staggering $73 billion in contracts, apparently tax-free, because successive governments have struck contracts directly with offshore companies, even as far afield as the Atlantic tax haven of Bermuda.

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