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Canberra in the dark over corporate influence

The Australia Institute hired corporate governance experts to look into influence peddling by businesses. Turns out not much is known about the money companies spend on political operations. (Image: Adobe) What influence do corporations have over politics in Australia? It’s impossible to say for sure, particularly because companies don’t disclose very much about their

‘Read the room’: Qantas chairman urged to resign

The Australian Shareholders Association has called on Qantas chairman Richard Goyder to quit to allow new leadership of the embattled airline. Qantas chairman Richard Goyder. Photo: AAP/Bianca De Marchi The association was not swayed by Goyder’s evidence to a Senate committee that he retained the backing of the embattled airline’s biggest owners and insisted it […]

Gallery consultation confusion – Alice Springs News

By ERWIN CHLANDA Claims by the planners of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery that they are guided by the native title organisation Lhere Artepe are categorically denied by its CEO, Graeme Smith. Sera Bray, senior director of the project, addressing a poorly advertised “public” meeting of about 60 people on Tuesday, mentioned Lhere Artepe about […]