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Small business relief as big biz agrees to rein in payment...

Small businesses under pressure because they have been strung out as far as 120 days by big business before being paid, have won some...

Journalists slap the eject button in Fairfax redundancy offer

This morning at 10am is the deadline for journalists at Fairfax Media to accept the latest redundancy offer and management is about to be...

Report; EFIC may finance Adani coal mine

Is the government secretly planning to put taxpayers on the hook to build the world's biggest new thermal coal mine? It is refusing to...

Oped: polling is destroying Western Democracies

Oped by political and market research veteran Peter Mills Politicians have opted out of the vision business. In its early years, market research polling was conducted...

Plutus: the police raids, the ATO and the real plutocrats

COMMENT Loath as one is to invoke the utterances of Donald Trump, this "shocking", "massive" and "disgusting" Plutus scandal which has "engulfed" the Australian Tax...

Opening Statement to Senate Inquiry into Journalism

Opening statement to the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism by Michael West, principal of independent journalism website michaelwest.com.au. Media coverage...

Health insurance spirals but you won’t know it from BUPA’s accounts

Health insurance is yet another sector subsidised by taxpayers but statutory disclosure remains poor, particularly when it comes to the new industry leader, Bupa....

How Amex paid no tax in nine years on $10 billion

American Express has paid no net tax in Australia for nine years, according to its latest financial statements. That is zero tax on $10...

Monster gas projects may pay no tax and royalties on $33B...

This week’s budget papers show the government spending A$33 billion on education this year, nearly the same amount that Australia’s five new offshore gas...

Banks, the tax and the $14 billion insider trade

The biggest insider trade of the year has just been executed before our very eyes thanks to a monumental government leak. Word of the Budget...