The Australian Taxation Office has already started down the path of publishing information on tax paid by Australian companies.
Open government and public data could contribute up to A$16 billion per annum to the Australian economy.
Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone and Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev will have to wait for the company tax cut they’ve been asking for.
We are all still learning the rules of the "secularly stagnant" global economy.
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Banksy, photography by Chris Devers
Last night's budget failed to offer a compelling overall policy framework and vision for the arts in Australia. Like a Beckett play, narratively not much is going on.
What’s in the Turnbull government’s first budget for cities, defence, social services, the ABC and more?
On reform, the 2016-17 budget is a holding one, with tinkering on the sides.
‘Hey, look over there’ is not a credible budget strategy.
The budget is riddled with shabby timing tricks masquerading as good economic policy.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has bravely predicted the economic impact of company tax cuts.
Next year, let’s ask for three budgets.
Ignited methane gas from the seep on the Condamine River.
Screenshot from Jeremy Buckingham/YouTube
Coal seam gas may not be responsible for a flaming river in Queensland, but it still raises uncomfortable questions.
Ancient Roman relief carving of a midwife (Wellcome Trust, photo NO. M0003964EB).
When I think back to the traumatic birth of my own daughter - and how I would have lost her and my partner if it hadn’t been for some swift medical intervention - I can’t help but wonder how the heck we’ve…
Petty public corruption cannot be ignored, but to gain the biggest “bang for the buck” in tax collection the government should focus on stamping out corruption by top officials.
A high level of perceived corruption by top government officials deters people from being tax-compliant.
Bill Shorten was correct to ask for access to senior public servants amid confusion over whether the ‘caretaker period’ has begun.
It is unusual to invoke the caretaker conventions so far out from an election. So why is Labor clamouring for them to kick in?
Research expeditions, like this one to Antarctica, don’t have to rely on governments for funding.
In an atmosphere of declining government funding for science, researchers can drum up excitement and funding in other ways, just as they did in Edwardian times.
A la recherche des neurones de la conscience.
Comment le cerveau a-t-il conscience de la rougeur du rouge ? La recherche de ce qui, dans les neurones, est associé à l’expérience consciente est un des sujets les plus chauds des neurosciences.
Coral Bleaching at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
© XL Catlin Seaview Survey
This summer's record-breaking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was made 175 times more likely thanks to climate change.
Image sourced from Shutterstock.com
Watch out on budget day for how creative Treasury assumptions are on inflation.
Employment Minister and Minister for Women Michaelia Cash has released a new gender equality strategy for the public service.
Once a model employer for women, the APS is in danger of being left behind
This is a story about stories. Who writes them. Who owns them and what happens when the two things get muddled. It’s a story about true stories, life stories, stories written by amateurs and professionals…
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has turned his back on any meaningful reform to the way Australia taxes housing.
The elephant in the room is the difference between those who own and those who rent their homes.
The detention of people transferred from Australia has no valid basis in PNG law.
A PNG Supreme Court judgment is likely to have profound implications for Australia’s offshore processing regime in that country.
The 1996 National Firearms Agreement dramatically raised standards by imposing minimum requirements drawing on the best elements in the existing laws and on the recommendations of a series of expert inquiries.
After the Port Arthur massacre, Australia had the most comprehensive reform of firearm laws anywhere in the world. But a creeping complacency now jeopardises public safety.