Dr Livingstone has studied political donations and in particular how donations made by the gambling industry have influenced public policy. He says the current laws are "corrupt, they're opaque and they undermine democracy".
Today’s September quarter national accounts confirmed a quite stunning 0.5% fall in GDP, which, with hindsight, dovetails with the recent labour force data that shows employment having fallen 25,700 since July. Something has gone wrong.
"Like all of Malcolm Turnbull's other banking thought-bubbles, the tribunal was only ever intended to distract from Labor's call for a full royal commission into Australia's banks and financial services sector."
Tensions are high in the Liberal Party this morning after a careless mistake from the Turnbull Government saw the words ‘carbon tax’ repeated three times in public, summoning former Prime Minister Tony Abbott back to life and stronger than ever.