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Property keeping Fairfax in print -- at least on the weekends

Property keeping Fairfax in print -- at least on the weekends

CrikeyMay 25, 20162 Comments

Why there's money in printing the paper on the weekend, and not at many other times. Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

Morrison's bad day: black holes and budget realities

Morrison's bad day: black holes and budget realities

Bernard KeaneMay 25, 20166 Comments

Election campaign claims of budget black holes are now an empty ritual of politics, but Scott Morrison has achieved the rare feat of making his damaging for his own side.

Why are unelected bureaucrats trying to set fiscal policy?

Why are unelected bureaucrats trying to set fiscal policy?

David RichardsonMay 25, 20163 Comments

This year, for the first time, the PEFO contains a political statement by the secretaries of Treasury and Finance.

Pre-election outlook confirms budget numbers

Bernard KeaneMay 20, 2016

The 2016 Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook has been released, and there are no surprise updates from the budget a fortnight ago.

The weird old law that makes Uber legal in Victoria

The weird old law that makes Uber legal in Victoria

Josh TaylorMay 20, 20161 Comment

Uber has been ruled legal in Victoria thanks to an anachronistic law that no one got round to changing.

Dairy farmers need to stop crying over cheap milk

Dairy farmers need to stop crying over cheap milk

Jason MurphyMay 20, 201611 Comments

Yes, dairy farmers are doing it tough. But commodity prices rise and fall, and the government can't bail out every commodity maker.

Trade deal a flop for America, says US government agency

Trade deal a flop for America, says US government agency

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 19, 20166 Comments

A new analysis of the Trans Pacific Partnership by a US government agency reveals it will have virtually no benefits for the United States, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Strong labour market growth now in the rearview mirror

Strong labour market growth now in the rearview mirror

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneMay 19, 20161 Comment

Employment growth is clearly weakening again even as wage growth continues to plumb new lows. It all points to the RBA considering another rate cut, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Renting is a mug's game, ‘freedom’ is a lie, insecurity is a hellscape

Renting is a mug's game, ‘freedom’ is a lie, insecurity is a hellscape

Helen RazerMay 19, 201610 Comments

Private life becomes unendurable without the antidepressant of hope. So we accept and perpetuate lies about our circumstances.

Do refugees take our jerbs? No, they create new ones.

Do refugees take our jerbs? No, they create new ones.

Bernard KeaneMay 18, 201646 Comments

By demonising refugees, the government has ensured the issue will stay front of mind for voters. Too bad that refugees show exactly the characteristics that Malcolm Turnbull likes.