The new GST laws will force Ebay and other online marketplaces to pay GST on goods sold by overseas sellers.
The governments move to include low-value online bought goods in the GST doesn't treat overseas and local sellers in the same way.
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flanked by Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Director General Lungile Fuzile.
The framing of the prevailing political protests in South Africa shows too much focus on the role of individuals. This is dangerous in hearkening back to the flawed Great Man Theory.
This episode of The Anthill podcast delves into the world of memory. We talk to psychologists, historians and political scientists about how and why we remember some things and forget others.
If we want to stop kicking the innovation football back and forth – we need to move industry policy to a more prominent place in the political agenda.
The federal government spends over A$10 billion plus a year on industry policies but we have little idea how effective they have been. Programs are regularly dropped before we even know if they work. Think…
Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters during an election-night watch party.
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Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.
The federal government receives more revenue than the states so it divvies it up between them, but with conditions.
The reason for the constant struggle for funding between the states and federal government relates back to the constitution.
Have the Supreme Court’s rulings changed over time?
The Supreme Court's public reputation is strong in part because people see it as less political than other government branches. What can text analysis tell us about how accurate that perception is?
People protest against the bill that would undermine Central European University in Budapest.
A bastion of liberal values in an illiberal climate.
A vote is cast in New Hampshire 2012 primary.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa (L) and Presidential candidate Lenin Moreno greet supporters.
Recent elections in Latin America have suggested a retreat from left-wing politics and populist leaders. But results from Ecuador's 2017 presidential election suggest otherwise.
Members of the grounds crew spray the field before the Opening Day game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins.
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The national pastime is more than just a sport. In this roundup, we feature stories about baseball's relationship to race, politics, the media and health.
Ten questions. On your marks. Get set. Go.
Residential electricity prices in Canada and the United States are typically less a half those in Australia.
The charge for retailing electricity in Australia compares poorly other deregulated markets in Europe
A civil guard informs people of an ongoing raid as part of a corruption probe in Torrejon de Ardoz near Madrid, Spain.
Can Spain learn from a decade marked by high-profile political corruption scandals involving money embezzled from regional governments and mismanagement in urban planning and construction?
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Whether the ubiquity of fiction has devalued truth or enhanced morality has been in doubt for over 2,000 years.
The Fair Work Commission decided to cut penalty rates for hospitality and other workers.
The insistence by the Fair Work Commission that the government make a submission on penalty rates was not about their position, but a call on the government to take some of the responsibility itself.
Kosovo fans cheer as their team takes on Finland at a September 2016 football match.
In Kosovo's long struggle to gain international recognition of its statehood, football has helped the country achieve major goals.
With widening income differences and growing social divisions, citizens are less willing to support each other and taxpayers less willing to pay taxes.
Analysis shows that rising inequality over the past 20 years makes it harder to increase taxes and makes citizens less willing to pay them.
The upsetters have achieved their founding ambition, now they need to work out what to do next.
Companies in the developing world, like Adani Group headed by Gautam Adani, have achieved enormous success through strong ties with governments.
Even though the setup of the Indian Adani Group draws scrutiny in developed countries like Australia, it's common and makes sense in the context of emerging markets like India.