Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
It may be a little too early to tell if certain aspects of the so-called Google Tax will be tough in practise.
There are still a few real-world tests the Diverted Profits Tax or "Google Tax" will have to face before the government can claim it's among the toughest in the world.
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will likely resign if the result of the referendum is a “no” vote.
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Even if Italy votes for changes that will make it easier for the government to pass economic reforms, the country's economy will still be in trouble.
What does the Turnbull government’s establishment of a construction industry watchdog mean for workers, wages and the industry?
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. His supporters within the African National Congress continue to hold sway, for now.
A revolt within the African National Congress against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
A new crowdfunded show about the Cuban revolution prepares to shed new light on the leader.
Many Australian farmers rely on backpackers to meet their labour needs at harvest time.
The controversy over changes to the backpacker tax shows the inadequacy of relying on backpackers as the primary labour source for a vital industry.
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake hands.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
The government has changed the rules so that another foreign investor can replace one who has pulled out of buying an off-the-plan dwelling.
The government says its changes to foreign investment will increase housing supply and make it more affordable, but that's relying on narrow and possibly incorrect assumptions about investors.
NASA has a long history of conducting climate science. Here, a NASA camera captures a storm over South Australia.
One of Donald Trump's senior advisers has recommended cutting NASA climate research because the science has become “heavily politicised". The question is: by whom?
Leadership is an odd thing in a world where people only want their echo chamber defended. The power, and the responsibility, starts to lie elsewhere.
A billboard of US president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Danilovgrad, Montenegro.
The world needs great leaders who thrive on making a positive difference to people’s lives and not on festering fear and war mongering.
The United States and Australia should abandon the TPP and focus their efforts on trade deals that take a prudent approach to market access.
The United States and other countries are right to reject the TPP, but President-elect Donald Trump's claims about it are misguided.
Ostraka from classical Athens nominating the persons of Kallias and Megakles.
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For the first time in recent memory the possibility of imprisoning political rivals has entered the political discourse of a modern western election. But ostracism is an ancient democratic tradition that offers an alternative approach.
A time to join with close ones and, perhaps, open a dialogue?
Many are dreading meeting relatives for Thanksgiving after Donald Trump's surprise victory. A student of the cultural divide around climate change offers tips for opening dialogues on politics.
Not much of that about…
Brexit and Trump aren't to blame. The rise of 'post-truth' is rooted in the middle-classes, not the masses.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has a complex relationship with the Liberal Party’s powerful social conservatives.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
The pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to bend to the conservative right factions of the Liberal and National parties has been compounded by the election of Donald Trump.
You’re fired! Donald Trump shouts his catch-phrase at a 2006 casting call for The Apprentice.
How does Donald Trump, the son of a millionaire, manage to be an 'outsider'? A clue might be found in The Apprentice, a melodrama which uses exaggerated emotion to tell the story of an underdog overcoming adversity.
The majority of 457 visa holders are skilled workers.
Business Briefing: breaking down the 457 visa myths.
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Policies targeting the 457 visa workers scheme aren't going to improve the employment prospects for low skilled workers and Australia's unemployed, an expert says.