Sam Dastyari – 10 Big Businesses Control Australian Politics, But The Big Unions Have Power Too

In a recent article from MSN by Sam Dastyari (NSW Australian Senator), has caught media attention in exposing ten corporates with the most influence over economic progress. Unsurprisingly, four of the ten are big banks, two major supermarkets, Telstra and the mining giants Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals. In the recorded video of his speech by The Australian Institute, he explores who really runs Australia through politics. Maybe its the political system itself that is not an efficient public sphere for economic theory and policy being unsusceptible to corruption.

Source: (Dastyari in TheAusInstitute, 2016).

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Resources

Politics In The Pub <http://communityswitch.com.au/events/view/13163/politics-in-the-pub-sam-dastyari/>.

The Australian Institute <http://theausinstitute.nationbuilder.com/pip_sam_dastyari>.

Sydney Morning Herald <http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/labor-senator-sam-dastyari-claims-10-companies-have-taken-complete-control-of-australias-political-process-20160205-gmmy30.html>.

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