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.
Defence offers a lucrative source of revenue for the big four consulting firms, and a rich tradition of former officials helping companies take advantage.
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.
The Big Four accounting firms have emerged as our dominant political donors at a time when we need to regulate them most.
More well-known Fairfax journalists say goodbye as latest redundancy round continues to bite.
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.
Applying conventional economic theory to voting is extremely suspect.
Eric Abetz says gay marriage opponents might be too sad to work if everyone in Australia had equal rights.