John Richardson's blog
The fudging, blocking and delaying from both conservative governments, in Australia and Britain, suggest the date when Tony Abbott renounced his British citizenship will be politically harmful to the Prime Minister. Law lecturer Ingrid Matthews looks at the facts.
There's one good reason for why Scotland should vote yes for independence: the breaking up of the United Kingdom would be an imminently good thing for the sake of world peace.
It is not pleasant to contemplate the thoughts that must be passing through the mind of the Owl of Minerva as the dusk falls and she undertakes the task of interpreting the era of human civilization, which may now be approaching its inglorious end.
"Competitive federalism" was explicitly pushed by the Coalition's Commission of Audit, is implicit in Joe Hockey's first budget and is likely to underpin the looming federalism white paper. And the nation's big tax avoiders love it.
The ISIS gang makes great enemies. They dress in black, wear Halloween masks, wave flags, act viciously, and cut off the heads of journalists.
Antony Ting describes it as "like finding treasure". It was 18 months ago when the powerful US congressional committee blew the lid on Apple's aggressive corporate tax structure, which allowed it to funnel $US44 billion dollars out of the country through a network of tax haven subsidiaries.
The man occupying the prime minister's chair today is a very different political character to the one who first sat in it a year ago.
the australia institute …..
from Crikey ….
The real threat of terrorism to Australians, by the numbers