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Santos, Woodside Energy and Hancock Coal were some of the companies that donated more than $1.1 million to the major parties. The implications for democracy are deeply concerning.
by Lee Rhiannon - 24/03/2015 - 8 comments
In 1981 I gained employment when the Fraser government created the Australian Federal Human Rights Commission under the Chairmanship of Dame Roma Mitchell.
by Sev Ozdowski - 23/03/2015 - 1 comment
Various Australian Labor prime ministers were quick to the tribute podium, finding their own progressive mirror in the works of a man which the Left down-under historically reviled.
by Binoy Kampmark - 23/03/2015 - 3 comments
When it counted, Malcolm Fraser was a man of courage who acted in the national interest in a way that often clashed with his image, and party interest.
by Collin Myers - 21/03/2015 - 9 comments
What is the role of party rules in recent leadership spills?
by Max Atkinson - 17/03/2015 - 2 comments
The three pillars of the notorious Washington Consensus were fiscal austerity, privatisation and liberalisation. They are precisely the principles that the Abbott government espouses, and implements when it can.
by Kellie Tranter - 16/03/2015 - 14 comments
Heads up: a competitive market leads to efficiencies, not a monopolistic market. Even if such a market has one player: a private company.
by Jonathan J. Ariel - 11/03/2015 - 14 comments
As Annabel Crabb noted, Turnbull didn't enter politics to become the longest-serving Communications Minister.
by Tim O'Hare - 3/03/2015 - 7 comments
The Greens in NSW are campaigning first on mining and coal seam gas.
by Peter West - 3/03/2015 - 5 comments
For how much longer can a noisy minority overrule such a massive majority? Until that majority shakes off its apathy and uses its political potential.
by Geoff Wall - 27/02/2015 - 11 comments
A quantitative example given in this article shows that road users collectively are paying very large sums of money through toll payments for which there is little or no return in travel time savings.
by John Goldberg - 19/02/2015 - 3 comments
Are there lessons for Tony Abbott in the travails of his predecessor Robert Gordon Menzies?
by Alexander Morgan - 18/02/2015 - 8 comments


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