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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, 20168 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.

Trucking safety should be a matter of numbers, not politics

Trucking safety should be a matter of numbers, not politics

Bernard KeaneApr 13, 201623 Comments

The campaign against the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is based on an attempt to discredit any link between how truckies are paid and safety.

Don't believe the alarmist claims -- paying truckies more will save lives

Don't believe the alarmist claims -- paying truckies more will save lives

CrikeyApr 13, 20169 Comments

There is an indisputable link between rate of pay and safety, writes OHS expert Professor Michael Quinlan of the University of New South Wales.

ASIC, the Keystone Cop on the beat, won't save the Liberals

ASIC, the Keystone Cop on the beat, won't save the Liberals

Bernard KeaneApr 12, 201621 Comments

The government is relying on ASIC as its defence against calls for a bank royal commission, but the regulator's performance in fact demonstrates the case for a full inquiry.

The corporate culture wars are wider than banking

The corporate culture wars are wider than banking

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneApr 11, 20168 Comments

The cultural problems of the banking sector extend well beyond those companies and more deeply into the economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.