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Tough trade talks with European negotiators who broke the Brits over Brexit

Tensions rose between Europe and Australia over trade – with the EU’s head man in agriculture ...  
Wren's week: Abbott's fantasy world, Wilson's corruption and Medevac

This week, John Wren catches up on Tony Abbott, gives us the details on Tim Wilson's corruption ...  
PRESS GALLERY SKETCH: The Medevac Bill and Banking Royal Commission

Canberra correspondent John Passant reports on the details of the two biggest parliamentary topics ...  
Franking credits: The Coalition's scare campaign

Unsurprisingly, the Coalition's franking credits scare campaign is working.  
Franking credits, superannuation and other legal tax 'rorts'

The top 1% of Australians have more wealth than the bottom 70% combined.  
Wren's week: Corruption rife within the Liberal Party

John Wren looks at corruption within the LNP, not just among individuals but also how the Banking ...  
GetUp! and Bank Australia: The Advance Australia hatchet job in The Australian

An article that was recently published in The Australian has unfairly criticised campaign organ ...  
Banking Royal Commission: Business as usual for the Big Four

With the release of the Royal Commission report, it seems the banks have come out unscathed due to ...  
The Murray-Darling: Death by capitalism

The environmental and ecological disasters occurring at the Murray-Darling Basin are driven by ...  
Wren's week: Reith, Frydenberg and progressive Liberals

This week, John Wren asks why Peter Reith deserves an A.M., looks at inept treasurers and the ...  
The economics of climate change

While the rich get richer, not only do the poor get poorer but the environment continues to ...  
Americans poorer as the Great Deal Maker’s deals fall through

Even before the disastrous U.S. Federal Government partial shutdown, the U.S. economy was in ...  
The challenges of overpopulation

The challenges of a stressed Earth go beyond the rhetoric of both capitalism and socialism.  
The PaTH to misery

Recently, an uproar was created by the revelation of Hungry Jack's paying interns $4 per hour, but ...  
How to win a Federal election

With the Federal Election only months away, Dr Steven Hail examines key areas in which politicians ...  
Does Scott Morrison pray for the forgotten Australians?

Lately, Scott Morrison has tried to bolster his credentials as a compassionate Prime Minister. But ...  
Neoliberalism is alive and kicking

Despite some acknowledgement of the failure of neoliberalism, it will carry on as a dominant force ...  
#10 TOP IA STORY OF 2018: Why the faltering U.S. economy matters to Australia

Independent Australia starts its traditional holiday review of the year's most popular stories ...