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  • The foreign donation ban isn't enough

    Banning foreign donations is a splendid idea, writes IGPS researcher Pete McKenzie, but under this bill untraceable money will still be corrupting our political system.

  • Our obsequious public service

    Over the past generation, argues Simon Chapple, we have quietly shifted towards a valet public service. The shift constitutes a largely unnoticed power grab by government ministers, to the detriment of the public good.

  • Electricity Price Review lets consumers down

    The profit-takers running our electricity industry will find nothing in the government's Electricity Price Review to disturb their neoliberal thinking, says Geoff Bertram.