Keri Phillips


The Pacific Ocean: the unsleeping eye of the earth

The United States and many other Western powers, including Australia, are starting to get concerned about the growing influence of the Chinese in the Pacific region.

How our tax system favours the wealthy

Tax reform is very much on the agenda, despite the PM backing away from a GST increase. Many experts point to the tax concessions enjoyed by wealthy Australians as a good place to start. Keri Phillips reports. In Australia, the federal government raises most of...

The history of media regulation in Australia

A diverse, independent media is seen as central to a functioning democracy, yet Australia now has one of the most concentrated media environments in the Western world. Keri Phillips asks how we got here in the first place and whether it even matters now that...


This week the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil. Rear Vision looks at the largest economy in Latin America and its attempt to deal with poverty and income disparity. Brazil is Latin America’s largest country with a population of around 200 million. Although the...

A history of Australian budget surpluses and deficits

Joe Hockey has unveiled the Abbott government's first Budget, one designed to reduce government debt and set us on the path to surplus. Going back to the early '70s, governments have managed debt, deficits and spending blow-outs in different ways.