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Tech monopolies and the media

Tech monopolies and the media

Recently Google has issued warnings to its users about proposed laws that would affect how big tech companies do business in Australia - specifically with how they treat news content. The Australian New Media Bargaining Code (NMBC) regulations have received a lot of...

The Monthly Discussion in May – Who Owns Outer Space?

The Monthly Discussion in May – Who Owns Outer Space?

What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, May 29 Time: 6pm Cost: Free “The Earth is the cradle of humanity but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever” -Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Private companies are actively promoting plans to mine in Outer Space, and...

Australia: you’re being ripped off MERCILESSLY!

by Bryan Kavanagh “The more tuned out the general population, the more James can get away with his Game before voters notice.” A full house for the Melbourne book launch by co-author Dr Cameron Murray of the “Game of Mates: How Favours Bleed the Nation” at RMIT’s...

Turnbull Government prepares to squib on PRRT

The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax has been a successful revenue-sharing device since 1987, delivering well over $33 billion to Consolidated Revenue, derived entirely from the economic rents of resource extraction with no harm to producers. It has never deterred...