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Sorry, Matthew, adoption of “real time” donations still doesn’t cut it

AN EMBATTLED Matthew Guy, desperate to rebadge himself as the great donation reformer is urging adoption of “real time” donations. But that doesn't quite cut...

Coalition tries again to strip eco-charities of tax-deductibility status

Once again, the Coalition Government is trying to cripple environment groups by stripping away their tax-deductibility status helped by none other than the fossil...

Bottom of the canal: Pfizer’s billion-dollar tax rort

New York pharma giant Pfizer has engaged in a series of paper transactions to create artificial share capital and a $936 million loss in...

If #SSM doesn’t wreck it, NBN or Murray-Darling might

If things weren't already terrible for the Turnbull Government on marriage equality, the prime minister and deputy prime minister are front and centre in...

Santos, coal seam gas and the disappearing $2 billion

Researchers Tony Shields and Rod Campbell at The Australia Institute expose Santos' wilful and exaggerated economic assessments (known in the trade as "strategic misrepresentation') to...

Pet aversion: energy retailers in “savage dog” meter scam

Are you a dog owner and fed up with getting inflated “estimated” energy bills? Two weeks ago, our editor-in-chief, Sandi Keane, discovered her therapy...

The ABA of bowhunters, breastfeeders and bankers

"Don't you know we are facing three bank taxes?" the PR man from the Australian Bankers' Association yelped down the phone before hanging up...

Global warming’s huge and endless cost of rising seas

Protecting coastal infrastructures is just the beginning of our battle to survive the rising tide. Freelance journalist, Peter Boyer, who was awarded an OAM for services to...

98 … pfft, yer never too old for a Westpac 30-year mortgage

It is the steadfast policy of this news service to never look a gift-horse in the mouth. So it is that we are taking...

And they beat us in the PBS too

It’s a good thing for baby boomers that young people have been locked out of the property market. If Gen X and Gen Y...