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Cracks in building regulation could bring the building industry down

Cracks in building regulation could bring the building industry down

What happens when people realise they can't trust new apartment construction? An industry already in trouble could hit the wall, and pull the economy down with it.

Does Australia really have a ‘green tape’ crisis?

Does Australia really have a ‘green tape’ crisis?

As evidence mounts of a major environmental crisis, Scott Morrison says "green tape" is deterring investment and destroying jobs.

Expanding calls for ‘digital gangster’ Facebook to be regulated

Expanding calls for ‘digital gangster’ Facebook to be regulated

Attempts to regulate Facebook are growing around the world, and are getting bolder in their demands.

Banking regulation has failed. Here’s how to fix it.

Banking regulation has failed. Here’s how to fix it.

A new kind of regulatory approach is needed for financial services, but whether the royal commission can recommend one isn't clear.

Freedom warriors find the needle in the strawberry pit

Freedom warriors find the needle in the strawberry pit

The symbiotic love between freedom warriors like Rita Panahi and an all powerful police state are perfectly clear.

CommBank gives in to AUSTRAC, hands over $700 million

CommBank gives in to AUSTRAC, hands over $700 million

While the government obsesses about the trivial impacts of "militant" unions, large corporations are being exposed for engaging in serious misconduct that has dramatic impacts.

Imagine if our lazy banking oligopoly had to answer to US regulators

Imagine if our lazy banking oligopoly had to answer to US regulators

Say what you like about the Americans, but their corporate regulators make ours look like PC Plod.

Malcolm Turnbull wants to increase your power bills — again

Malcolm Turnbull wants to increase your power bills — again

Invoking energy security at all costs is a recipe for gold-plating and higher power bills -- just ask the Productivity Commission.

Charity status axed for housing group linked to former Family First candidate

Charity status axed for housing group linked to former Family First candidate

Ashley Fenn almost single-handedly funded the Victorian branch of Family First in recent years. His housing group has had its charity status revoked, writes freelance journalist Daryl Holland.