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PADDY MANNING | ECONOMY | 4

Fairer share of mining profits still part of Whitlam’s unfinished business

Fairly and effectively taxing the mining industry has been the Labor party’s white whale for decades.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 10 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 10 UNLOCK?

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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ECONOMY | 23

The ANU’s in good company — whatever Abbott might advise investors

The ANU’s fossil fuel divestment strategy is hardly novel — plenty of investors are bailing out of fossil fuel stocks, and for more than just moral reasons, write Glenn Dyer, Bernard Keane and Paddy Manning.

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ECONOMY | 13 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s industry policy won’t achieve much — and that’s not a bad thing

The government’s new industry policy is small-scale and will achieve little - and that’s not a bad a thing, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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GLENN DYER | ECONOMY | UNLOCK?

Don’t look now, but the price of iron ore is rising

The sky is falling and iron ore prices are crashing, right? Not exactly …

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GLENN DYER | ECONOMY | 4 UNLOCK?

China and US in trade tug-of-war, with Australia stuck in the middle

China’s push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.

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ECONOMY | 10 UNLOCK?

So much for ‘no more debt and deficit’

The Coalition, long thought of as conservative guardians of the economy, have quietly amassed a staggering amount of debt. Freelance journalist Alan Austin reports.

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ECONOMY | 3

ABS jobs data bungle a real crisis for a critical agency

The admission by the ABS that its recent employment data are wrong is a real crisis for an agency that has endured years of cuts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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JASON WHITTAKER | ECONOMY |

The London banker from the scandal-plagued firm to head Treasury

John Fraser — reportedly Australia’s next Treasury secretary — is an experienced economist both in the public and private sectors. But he almost quit his scandal-plagued bank.

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ECONOMY | 2

The RBA gives Joe his first repayment — and he desperately needs it

The RBA’s annual report reveals a big dividend for Joe Hockey — and he badly needs it, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Reserve Bank’s soothsayers right on the money

While the economy is softer than earlier in the year, recent data suggests it is running along the path anticipated by the Reserve Bank, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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ECONOMY | 15

What The Hun doesn’t understand about tax (just about everything)

Hun business writer Terry McCrann has taken an axe to the Tax Justice Network report on tax avoidance. Pity he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Tax specialist Bill Mavropoulos offers McCrann some much-needed advice.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 14

Korea’s ‘free trade’ commitment to keep Australians out

Australia’s “free trade agreement” with South Korea establishes a remarkable disparity between Koreans working in Australia and Australians working in Korea.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 11

Napthine faces voters with a struggling economy

The Napthine government will go to the polls with the worst-performing major state economy.

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ECONOMY | 14

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Joe

The final outcome for the 2013-14 budget has little to do with a long-departed Treasurer but may yet echo through Joe Hockey’s future budgets, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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ECONOMY | 3

Australian states are losing their AAA ratings. Should we panic?

Don’t worry about the AAA rating, writes economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin. It’s of little consequence for the day-to-day running of a state.

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PADDY MANNING | ECONOMY | 13

Energy policy not worth the (green) paper it’s written on

The Australian government has its head firmly buried in the sand on climate action, but state governments and private companies are stepping in.

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ECONOMY | 3

Reserve Bank ratchets up property warnings

The Reserve Bank has further elevated its warnings about property price growth in Sydney and Melbourne, amid concerns it threatens the broader economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 9

Keane: Harper’s review suggests (gasp!) an economy to benefit consumers

The draft review of competition policy by Ian Harper presents the Coalition — and all politicians — with a challenge of reforms long ignored by governments.

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Housing boom delivers a potential headache for the government

The government faces a growing problem around the booming property markets of Sydney and Melbourne while the Reserve Bank can see danger to the wider economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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PADDY MANNING | ECONOMY |

Fox guarding the hen house? State government revenues raise regulatory questions

State governments shouldn’t be in charge of regulating the industries whose duties and taxes prop up their budget.

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Can states wean themselves off gambling, mining and property revenue?

Crikey can exclusively reveal the proportion of state and territory government revenues that come from property, mining and gambling. Can they be relied on to properly regulate these industries?

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY |

Ken Henry urges a new, more compelling economic narrative

Australia needs to reframe its approach to economic policy, former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry urges, in one of the most insightful economic policy speeches of recent years.

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Volatile jobs numbers break records, maybe not for the right reasons

A big fall in unemployment has more than reversed recent gains, but there are question marks over the figures.

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