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Where there’s a bill there’s a way: Rex Patrick’s dogged fight against Coalition to repeal billionaires’ loophole

It’s been quite the innings for some of Australia’s wealthiest billionaires. Certain large proprietary companies owned by the establishment – Secret Rich-Listers as we call them – have been cloaked in darkness by government legislation for more than a quarter of a century. Luke Stacey reports how South Australian Senator Rex Patrick is fighting to buck the trend and demolish Australia’s Secret Rich List once and for all.

CitiPower, Powercor: What’s the Scam?

Scammer exposed! A fitting title for the latest financial accounts of billionaire-owned electricity giant Victoria Power Networks, the largest energy operator in Victoria which runs the CitiPower and Powercor networks. But are they getting off with a light sentence from the Tax Office?

NSW pokies: What’s the Scam?

NSW has the world’s worst pokies losses per capita at $7 billion per year, equivalent to more than $1,200 for each adult. It’s a boon for the state’s coffers but the government is proposing reforms to stem the losses, or is it? What’s the scam?

PEP11: What’s the scam?

The speculators behind the PEP11 project to drill for gas off the coast of Sydney-Newcastle say they are tendering for drilling equipment. Is this long-shot project really any closer to reality? What’s the scam?

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Penny Wong on war powers reform

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Where there’s a bill there’s a way: Rex Patrick’s dogged fight against Coalition to repeal billionaires’ loophole

Where there’s a bill there’s a way: Rex Patrick’s dogged fight against Coalition to repeal billionaires’ loophole

It’s been quite the innings for some of Australia’s wealthiest billionaires. Certain large proprietary companies owned by the establishment – Secret Rich-Listers as we call them – have been cloaked in darkness by government legislation for more than a quarter of a century. Luke Stacey reports how South Australian Senator Rex Patrick is fighting to buck the trend and demolish Australia’s Secret Rich List once and for all.

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