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Cagey Chinese raider HNA needs eye of FIRB

China-watcher Michael Sainsbury is hoping the appointment of former spook David Irvine to the Foreign Investment Review Board will step up scrutiny of Chinese conglomerates...

Philanthropy funds serious journalism in US. Why not here?

Monash University's Dr Bill Birnbauer has been advocating not-for-profit, tax-deductible public interest journalism since the 2012 Finkelstein Inquiry. Like Michael West, he sees the...

MW’s solution to safeguard public interest investigative journalism

How can we safeguard the future of investigative journalism in Australia? MW's submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Public Interest Journalism floats...

Unveiled: Australia’s richest union

Imagine if there was a company which received millions of dollars in government grants each year, paid no tax as it held charitable status,...

Small biz wins as Greens up stakes on Business Council

It was a case of "I'll see you and I'll raise you". No sooner had the Business Council of Australia dealt its hand on...

Epic wealth creation and the Game of Mates

There is one class of people in Australia which transcends political parties, dominates the business world and is the key to getting rich. That...

Rising prices and rising power. Wotif Travel.com and Expedia paid tax?

"This is a huge market and no one knows how it all works except the mug operator who washes the linen, cleans the toilets...

Fairfax: the bid and the bosses’ secret pay

Things moved quickly yesterday. By 6.30 in the evening, Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood had confirmed a $2.2 billion takeover bid by US...

Optus and Telstra’s billing scams hit customers in droves

Optus and Telstra are complicit in a predatory multimillion-dollar billing scam. Thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of broadband customers around Australia are unwittingly...

Tackle payment times: big response to small biz inquiry

Hammurabi nailed it back in 1772 BC when he declared: “The first duty of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful.” When it...

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