Pharmaceutical industry donates millions to both Australian political parties

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Companies employ vast numbers of lobbyists and their influence contributes to Australia’s high drug prices, expert says

The pharmaceutical industry is engaging vast numbers of lobbyists and donating millions to both political parties, creating a level of influence that a former health department secretary has linked to Australia’s high medicine prices.… Read More

The foreign takeover of Australian gas and electricity

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Li Ka-Shing leads CKI back to Australia for their biggest deal yet. Photo: Guardian.

 

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There is growing concerns foreign ownership of vital assets in Australia could put national security at risk, after a $13 billion bid by Hong Kong’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) for Australia’s east coast gas pipeline network has been cleared by the competition watchdog.Read More