Searching for smart tax implementation? Look a little closer to home

Searching for smart tax implementation? Look a little closer to home

February 22, 2018

The government of Singapore has revealed a new plan to boost GST and implement a carbon tax to offset predicted budget strain — foresight the Turnbull government could use.

The Year of The Dog follows a dog of a year between Australia and China

The Year of The Dog follows a dog of a year between Australia and China

February 16, 2018 8

It's the Lunar New Year, and hopefully a time for a fresh start for gradually darkening Australia China relations.

Will Telstra’s adventures abroad plug its leaks back home?

Will Telstra’s adventures abroad plug its leaks back home?

February 14, 2018 3

Amid a slew of bad deals and a stagnant share-price, shareholders shouldn't hold their breath that Telstra's Asian excursions will pay off.

Indonesian military sensitivity sends BBC journalist packing from Papua

Indonesian military sensitivity sends BBC journalist packing from Papua

February 5, 2018 3

West Papua has shown once again that freedom of speech is only for those who follow the rules.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the Greens have no hope of winning the Australia Day debate. Nor should they.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the Greens have no hope of winning the Australia Day debate. Nor should they.

January 25, 2018 22

Senator Derryn Hinch takes on the Change the Date debate in his first Senate Diary of 2018.

Young, unmarried couple in New Zealand have sex. You won’t believe what happens next!

Young, unmarried couple in New Zealand have sex. You won’t believe what happens next!

January 22, 2018 11

News that New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern was pregnant sent the country into a frenzy last week. We examine the responses which ranged from lovely to bizarre to downright nonsensical.

The Myanmar military has a long, practised and sordid history of deceit

The Myanmar military has a long, practised and sordid history of deceit

January 19, 2018 2

In times of national crisis, Myanmar’s martial tradition of dissembling and deceit, often breathtaking in its audacity, stretches back to the army’s earliest forays into national politics.

Rundle: how capitalism failed India

Rundle: how capitalism failed India

January 17, 2018 14

In India, on the pavements, you will be stepping over the great grandchildren of the people your great grandparents stepped over. This is, quite simply, the failure of capitalism.

Was Rupert Murdoch lured into a honey trap with a Chinese spy?

Was Rupert Murdoch lured into a honey trap with a Chinese spy?

January 17, 2018 26

The Wall Street Journal claims Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng, is a spy. We take a look back at how their relationship blossomed to begin with.

Rundle: those Libs in a tizzy about China giving aid are gobsmackingly hypocritical

Rundle: those Libs in a tizzy about China giving aid are gobsmackingly hypocritical

January 16, 2018 45

So the government is worried about China giving out "useless" aid to developing nations. Well, at least China doesn’t bomb countries to rubble before handing out the money.