Game of Mates: Exposing the corruption club

GAME OF MATES: How favours bleed the nation has been acclaimed as one of the most insightful analyses of what many mislabel “corruption” in contemporary Australia, examining how the regulators of the common wealth and political insiders co-operate to mutually enrich each other in a “game of mates”. Authors Dr Cameron Murray and Professor Paul Frijters began as environmental economists, investigating land rezoning by the Queensland Government agency, the Urban Land Development Authority. The land rezoned by this authority increased in value by hundreds of millions of dollars as a consequence of the rezoning — a very generous “grey gift” to the successful developers.

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