Michael Brissenden

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10 Nov 2016

Experts are wondering what Donald Trump's election to the US presidency might mean for Asia-Pacific regional security. Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, said yesterday that countries in the region were looking for more US leadership rather than less. Whether or not they'll get it, however, is...

Audio interview

20 Oct 2016

Banks are being accused of gouging customers by delaying the transfer of superannuation accounts into lower cost default superannuation funds. Retail funds have been given four years to switch accounts nominated as 'default' into cheaper My Super products with the deadline set to hit mid...

Audio interview

5 Oct 2016

The federal government is finally moving to rein in the VET FEE-HELP vocational student loan scheme that has been widely rorted and has cost the budget billions of dollars. The scheme, introduced by the Gillard Government in 2012, completely deregulated fees, allowing providers to charge...


3 Oct 2016

The roll back of the solar subsidy scheme starts today, with South Australian consumers the first to be impacted. By January, more than a quarter of a million early adopters of solar across three states will lose the lucrative bonus, and as a result, pay...

Audio interview

14 Sep 2016

Once the plebiscite bill for same sex marriage is passed by the House of Representatives, it will then be tested on the floor of the Senate, where it now looks unlikely to get the support the government needs. Federal Attorney-General, George Brandis, has appealed to...

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