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Dodgy Chinese developers come to ‘matesville’


How can we distinguish between 'rip-off' and genuine Chinese investors, businessmen and other visitors in Australia? Should ‘Matesville’ blindly and even secretly sign up to the promises of many of the Chinese billionaire developers allowed into the country - and especially those who have been trying to also 'influence' local…

The need for a national integrity commission?


How bad and how endemic is the Australian brand of corruption, non-accountability, and political or bureaucratic arrogance? Does Australia need and deserve a proposed new national ‘integrity commission’? If so, then what kind of agency and what should be its specific brief or purpose? It all sounded a great idea…