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Political parties and elections cost money to run.
Who should pay and how should we manage the risks that come along with political donations?
Rear Vision compares the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand systems.
The Australian government has just signed a $50 billion contract with the French company DCNS to build 12 new submarines.
Although designs for military submarines go back to the eighteenth century, it wasn’t until the turn of the twentieth that the modern submarine began...
Across the globe voters are losing faith in political parties - from both the left and the right. But why do we have parties and was there ever a time when politicians were independent and not bound by party rules?
People have collected and kept animals for thousands of years. During the eighteenth and nineteenth century, what had been called menageries—often royal collections—gave way to zoos, where live specimens were collected for study.
Although some zoos—like the London Zoo—were established specifically for scientific research,...
The trend of young people travelling from Australia and other western nations to fight in conflict zones in Syria and Iraq is causing a great deal of concern for our politicians, policy makers and society at large.
However, this phenomenon is...
Formed in 1999 after the Asian Financial Crisis, the G20 claims to be the world’s pre-eminent steering committee on global finance. While it’s true that the G20 represents many of the world's major economies, it also excludes 174 nations – so can it justifiably argue...
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...
On Rear Vision the new geography of jobs, finding work in the global labour market. Where you live could decide if you have a good or bad job. According to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, workers who’ve lost their jobs don’t need to worry, they will...