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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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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...

The great gas con: how Australia got sucked dry

Whistleblower Simone Marsh unpacks the startling evidence of how the Australian public was shortchanged by both Big Gas and Queensland Inc. The result is the...

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...
Chris Jordan from the ATO at senate enquiry

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

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...
Wooden duck on rubber tube with title Committed Liquidity Facility

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...

Behind the intervention in gas: desperation

For the government to intervene in the gas market - in the face of bitter resistance from one of the most powerful lobbies in...

Coal glut, cheaper renewables, Adani makes no sense at all

As public angst over the prospective A$1 billion subsidy to coal magnate Guatam Adani hits fever pitch, a small company is modestly beavering away...

Land titles office: another privatisation for the Caymans?

Profits from the NSW land titles registry may soon be heading to the Cayman Islands to be controlled by one of the world's most...

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