BHP Billiton is reporting details of its tax thanks to new UK regulations, however its still not completely transparent.
A number of Australian companies have released tax reports to the public in a bid to show transparency, however those reports are still incomplete.
It appears a significant proportion of Australia’s Chinese community feel the Australian media cover China within a narrow framework.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson wants a ban on further Muslim immigration to Australia.
Public attitudes toward migration are a key driver of political instability and controversy across Europe and North America.
Rio is an old city, with dense areas such as the Rocinha favela. Making it accessible is no small ask.
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There are significant challenges in making old cities like Rio more accessible, and there are missed opportunities around the Paralympics, but it's not all bad news.
Can Kangaroo Island’s pioneering spirit be harnessed in the push for renewable energy?
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Kangaroo Island's electricity link to the mainland needs replacing. But a new analysis shows that for roughly the same price, the island could move to independent, local renewable energy sources.
Elioth Gruner Spring Frost 1919: one of the paintings included in the gallery’s program.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of F G White 1939
A new study shows that looking at paintings can bring pleasure to people living with dementia, affecting their wellbeing even after the memory of the event has gone.
The historical, social and moral reasons for retaining the Sirius Building for public housing are compelling, but the state government is focused on the money from its sale.
The state is ignoring historical, social and moral reasons to keep public housing in Heritage areas of Sydney. Its sell-off will further divide the city between rich and poor and end a rich history.
Bank customers are tired of the excuses.
The universal reform of the banking system will take more than another inquiry.
If the government wants to get serious about tax evasion it should create a public register for beneficial owners of companies.
The government should follow through on setting up a register of beneficial ownership of companies if it wants to get serious about tax evasion.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Offers off free food, holidays and gifts are tempting, but there can be a price to pay – as Canberra discovered this week.
The government is keen to push its omnibus savings bill through parliament.
We need to ask on what basis the government is making its budget savings a 'moral' issue, and how the opposition can possibly support it.
The Tokyo games of 1964 represented the first use of the term ‘Paralympics’.
Australian Paralympic Committee
The Paralympic Games started off as a way to motivate and rehabilitate returned servicemen and women after the second world war, and has evolved tremendously since then.
Othello calls himself ‘an honourable murderer’, but can a modern audience still accept this claim?
Othello is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. But in the light of 21st-century understandings of abuse, the play is recast as a textbook case of domestic terrorism.
Despite its appeal to working-class viewers, the concept of the celebrity chef is built on inequality.
Cooking shows like Zumbo's Just Desserts tout their self-taught, working-class contestants. But most of their audience is more likely to be cleaning the set than blast-chilling a croquembouche.
Apple chief Tim Cook says the EU tax ruling against the tech giant would harm investment and job creation in Europe.
Irish tax case shows the real cost of competition – our democracy.
Does this rock painting, featuring a long, white gun, depict first contact? Is it a work of history?
Australian history is already a hotly contested discipline but is it time to broaden our definitions of the canon? Might an indigenous rock painting or a novel or a poem constitute a work of history?
ARENA part-funded the Broken Hill solar plant in New South Wales, which opened this year.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is facing a $1.3 billion budget chop as part of the federal government's savings measures. But sacrifice the lead agency for green energy development
There’s no guarantee Australia will always be the land of the fair go.
Image sourced from shutterstock.com
The new level of inequality that is emerging in Australia is not only a challenge to our morality but a serious threat to our future economic growth.
Iris van Herpen’s exhibition featuring 3D-printing technology, computer modeling, and engraving constructed in collaboration with architects, engineers and digital design specialists.
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The fashion industry attracts creative young minds. But to succeed as a designer in a time of rapid technological change, knowledge of maths and science is invaluable.
Australia’s beef exports to China have been falling despite a reduction in tariffs.
Australia is not mustering the exports of beef it should under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, a new report finds.