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Business takes time out from write-downs to lecture the rest of us

CrikeyMay 26, 20168 Comments

It'd be fine for business to lecture the rest of us about public policy if they weren't busy trashing billions in shareholder wealth. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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.

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.

The real backbone of the economy (hint: it's not mining)

The real backbone of the economy (hint: it's not mining)

Ben OquistApr 29, 20165 Comments

Political debate in Australia is too often completely disconnected from the economic reality.

'Innovation' is the worst word of the year, with 'agile' a close second

'Innovation' is the worst word of the year, with 'agile' a close second

Helen RazerApr 28, 201610 Comments

The private sector is not the be all and end all of Australian technological advancement.

Cybersecurity? The biggest online criminals are ... us

Cybersecurity? The biggest online criminals are ... us

Bernard KeaneApr 21, 20165 Comments

What no one will say about today's national cybersecurity strategy ostensibly focused on defending ourselves against malicious online actors is that we are the worst of the lot.

ASIC: a reform package by bankers, for bankers

ASIC: a reform package by bankers, for bankers

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerApr 21, 201621 Comments

This is a government of ex-bankers and its package for banking "oversight" might hand more control to the banks. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

Government banking package fails on corporate policing

Government banking package fails on corporate policing

Bernard KeaneApr 20, 201613 Comments

The government's attempt to head off a royal commission into the banks fails to address the systemic problems of financial regulation in Australia -- a timid regulator and no protection for whistleblowers.

Telstra’s complicated catechism

Telstra’s complicated catechism

Josh TaylorApr 19, 20166 Comments

Why Telstra supported, then opposed, then supported standing up for same-sex marriage.