In this issue:
The Retail Duopoly and the Competition Regulator
Little seems to stand in the way of the duopolistic power of Coles and Woolworths. Regulatory authorities such as the ACCC are supposed to ensure competitive and conscionable market relations. In this article, Evan Jones finds that the regulator faces a tough battle, partly because it consistently fails to use many of the resources at its disposal.
Notes From the Tax Forum
Another talkfest, another chance to recycle the same old ideas, another failure to act in a substantial way: is that all there was to the recent tax forum? Alexander McLaren reflects on the good, bad and indifferent following his participation in the event.
Everyone is in a Minority Now
Centuries ago, feudal society was revolutionised by a minority of people who were passionate about the values of free markets and liberal politics. Ever since, minorities that feel their identities and lifestyles are being denied have challenged shared social values. It seems to have come to the point, writes Martin Leet, where everyone is in a minority now.
Biodiversity as Art
A unique video archive celebrates the biodiversity of Tamborine Mountain. Peter Kuttner talks about how he has brought his artistic impulses to bear on the beauty of nature.