Exxon Mobil has a clear motive to back a new plan to tax carbon with its clout and money. And a carbon tax that is high enough to work might prove politically impossible to enact.
A legal loophole could grant computer systems many legal rights people have – threatening human rights and dignity and setting up some real legal and moral problems.
Public trust in government is sliding and there's a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
The environmental responsibility some businesses say they embrace is only a veneer.
Food safety issues are at heart political.
It’s time to stop confusing sterile debates and pseudoscience with the healthy controversies that nourish scientific progress.
More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.
Federal politicians are finally moving against political donations after repeated scandals, but the economics shows lobbying should be ended regardless.
Appearing to co-operate is the best way to try to influence the terms of an inquiry and manage the bad press.
Giving Australia's lobbying laws teeth, and a sizeable regulatory jaw to occasionally brandish them, is a major step in the right direction.
At a time when our political future is uncertain, the only way to guarantee change is to do it yourself.
South African business can beat back the toxic 'white monopoly capital' title by doing things differently and not by shouting from roof tops.
Russia has seized upon loopholes in lobbying laws, hiring PR firms to influence American public opinion and policy in ways that advance Russia's strategic interests.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
Countries such as Canada offer Australia clear lessons on how to better police lobbying.
The political donations laws in Australia are dated and an increasing threat to democracy.
No wonder obesity is a tough public health issue for governments to deal with. Our research has uncovered a range of barriers to tackling it, some more obvious than others.
Arguments about the AHCA showed deep disagreement on health care coverage. Could this move us toward universal coverage, which some say could be simpler? Don't hold your breath.
Expect big companies to muscle in on the law-making.
Beyond her political savvy, Anna Bligh’s appointment as CEO of the Australian Banking Association brings greater access than a Liberal appointee would.