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Any Pyne inquiry should take a hard look at the big four

Any Pyne inquiry should take a hard look at the big four

Christopher Pyne's role with a big four consulting firm is less important than the relentless growth of those firms within government. That's what a Senate inquiry should examine.

Pyne to help E&Y catch up in the race for military cash

Pyne to help E&Y catch up in the race for military cash

Defence offers a lucrative source of revenue for the big four consulting firms, and a rich tradition of former officials helping companies take advantage.

Greens take a step forward in reining in the big four accounting firms

Greens take a step forward in reining in the big four accounting firms

The big four consulting firms are becoming embedded in Australia's public sector, and that's a serious threat to good governance. The Greens propose to make a start in reining them in, but more is required.

China hits Australian coal imports with indefinite ban

China hits Australian coal imports with indefinite ban

Good morning, early birds. China has imposed an indefinite ban on coal imports from Australia ahead of strict new quotas, and Labor blasts the Coalition for stacking the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with former Liberal MPs and staffers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Big Four accounting firms emerge as major political donors

Big Four accounting firms emerge as major political donors

The Big Four accounting firms have emerged as our dominant political donors at a time when we need to regulate them most.

Coalition spends billions on useless, ‘butt-covering’ consultants’ reports

Coalition spends billions on useless, ‘butt-covering’ consultants’ reports

And you can thank John Howard for that, writes business journalist Michael West.

PwC among the biggest corporate bludgers

PwC among the biggest corporate bludgers

The numbers are staggering. The Big Four accounting firms have picked up at least $2.6 billion in fees from the Australian government over the past 10 years, write Michael West and Geordie Wilson.

Michael West rises from redundancy with new investigation

Michael West rises from redundancy with new investigation

"Unhappily, Fairfax have somewhat made me a martyr for the crime of journalism," said West. But he's not giving it up.

Tips and rumours: slipped your mind? 

Tips and rumours: slipped your mind? 

A small example of how easy it is to game our ridiculous political donations disclosure system, if you were so minded. The Australian Electoral Commission has just posted on its website a late disclosure by KPMG, sent to the AEC on March 3, which describes donations worth over $117,000 to the Victorian Liberal and Labor […]

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

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