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11 Jul 2018

Are we seeing the destruction by stealth of the anti-siphoning rules?

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7 Nov 2017

The Panama Papers looked like the culmination of a new era for leakers — and then the Paradise Papers came along. But can we expect action to follow?

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15 Sep 2015

Leadership coups have become an increasingly common feature of Australian politics, but the electoral results aren’t always encouraging

Malcolm Turnbull’s defeat of Tony Abbott was the seventy-second leadership coup among major political parties at state or federal level since 1970 – a remarkable...

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22 Jun 2015

With declining reach and influence, the Murdoch empire can no longer determine election results

Labor might not have noticed it yet, but Rupert Murdoch’s capacity to influence the outcome declines with each passing election. Over the past eight months, Victoria and Queensland have...

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25 Mar 2015

Looked at over time and ranked against other OECD countries, public funding of Australian universities is at a record-breaking low

At a conference of university leaders in early 2013, Tony Abbott promised “relative policy stability” in higher education if he became prime minister....

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