This past week has not been a glorious one for powerful women in the public eye...
Crown needs a complete overhaul, starting from the chair, Helen Coonan. That's the only way to defuse the fury of shareholders.
The inquiry into Crown has unearthed a laundry list of crimes and misdemeanours that makes Daryl Maguire’s wrongdoings seem petty.
"Independent" statutory bodies like the Human Rights Commission are, in reality, beholden to their ministers and departments over funding and direction. Tom Burton of The Mandarin explains how it really works in Canberra.
Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
History suggests even if the ABC's funding is cut, its journalism will survive. And that's assuming Malcolm Turnbull wants to cut funding - but does he?
News Ltd and the Coalition have previously backed far more draconian regulation of newspaper operations than that proposed by the Gillard government. How times change.
The story of Melba Recordings' special deal with the Australian government shows that when it comes to arts funding, friends in high places can still deliver the goods.
As with any public debate, the challenge in the pokies reform will be getting participants to put all their cards on the table and declare these conflicts as they arise. Stephen Mayne declares their interests on the public's behalf.
They may not punch with the same force of the past, they may no longer punch at all, but any round-up of Australian Political Fixers would be incomplete without mentioning the men who made fixing an art form.