Expert opinion

Prof Ien Ang

Racism is too complex to be captured in simple slogans

‘Is Sydney more racist than Melbourne?’ That’s the question summing up the gist of media interest in the recently released national survey.

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Christmas shoppers urged to boycott corporate tax dodgers

Christmas shoppers should follow the lead of consumers in the UK by taking a stand and boycotting companies that don’t pay their fair share.

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Tinkler wobbles show Dark Side to ‘White Knight’ club ownership, says expert

News that the Australian Tax Office is moving to wind up the Newcastle Knights and Newcastle Jets over unpaid debts highlights the tenuous nature.

Jane Caro

Spotlight social media campaign: sign of new puritanism?

University of Western Sydney academic Jane Caro says the backlash on Spotlight’s Facebook page complaining about the stocking of manchester.

Phillip O'Neill

Do little to encourage jobs growth and you get little, says urban planning expert

At the launch of a new report, Professor Phillip O'Neill calls for greater effort to address the disparity in local jobs growth and infrastructure between outer urban regions and inner city areas of Australia.


Taxing times for multinationals, good for governments

The Australian Taxation Office is representing the best interests of taxpayers and protecting the sovereignty of the Federal Government by moving to properly tax.

Debbie Horsfall

Palliative care debate must recognise the importance of informal carers

A University of Western Sydney researcher says today’s debate in state parliament about the funding of palliative care in New South Wales is a positive first step in what will be a long battle.

Michael Salter

Royal Commission needs to investigate the culture of the Catholic Church

A University of Western Sydney expert says the Prime Minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into the role of institutions in the abuse of children represents a long-awaited shift.

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