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Christine Holgate, Helen Coonan and Gladys Berejiklian (Images: AAP)

Successful women making a mess in public are at risk of making (some) blokes look good

This past week has not been a glorious one for powerful women in the public eye...

Helen Coonan and James Packer (Images: AAP)

Cull the board, replace the chair — how to fix Crown Resorts

Crown needs a complete overhaul, starting from the chair, Helen Coonan. That's the only way to defuse the fury of shareholders.

James Packer, Jane Halton and Andrew Demetriou at the Crown inquiry (Image: Supplied)

Want to understand the way power works in this country? Keep your eyes on the Crown

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. <b>Tom Burton</b> of <em>The Mandarin</em> explains how it really works in Canberra.

How ‘independent’ is the Human Rights Commission anyway?

"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 <b>Bernard Keane</b> and <b>Glenn Dyer</b>.

Consumers and shareholders come last in media ownership reform

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?

Why history says the ABC review will give it a tick

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 day News Ltd supported newspaper regulation

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.

Millions for a tiny record label with powerful players

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. <b>Stephen Mayne</b> declares their interests on the public's behalf.

The conflicts of interest muddying the anti-pokies campaign

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.

Power Shots: four legends of political fixing

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.

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