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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 2 UNLOCK?

Female workplace participation thrown out with parental leave bathwater

The Productivity Commission wants a more efficient and effective childcare system, but doesn’t hold out much hope it will spur participation.

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PADDY MANNING | ECONOMY | 27

Hunt pins hopes on uncompetitive clean coal technology

Analysis of cost forecasts for clean coal technology suggests it is uncompetitive compared to renewables.

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ECONOMY | UNLOCK?

Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

The demonstration of bank power on the FOFA repeal illustrates the challenge of effectively regulating a sector that is beginning to dominate the Australian economy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 82

Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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ECONOMY | 6 UNLOCK?

Murray tackles ‘too big to fail’, but are we increasing the risk of failure?

The Murray financial services inquiry recognises we have an issue with “too big to fail” banks — while noting we are increasing the chances of failure through our love affair with property. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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SALLY WHYTE | ECONOMY | 17 UNLOCK?

‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

Australia’s youth unemployment has hit 13.5% and is still rising. Is the minimum wage holding Australia’s young people back — or is it the one thing they have to fall back on?

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 18

Palmer’s pointless red tape hands banks a big win on FOFA

On the day the financial services inquiry is flagging the high cost of vertically integrated wealth management, Clive Palmer looks set to help the government gut consumer protections.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 15 UNLOCK?

Crunch time: welcome to a key week in this Parliament

This week is the most important week in economic and fiscal policy for years as reforms that will have major long-term benefits face the axe.

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ECONOMY | 3 UNLOCK?

The statistical struggle to get productivity right

The ABS is moving to revise how we understand productivity in one crucial industry, illustrating how complex this important debate really is, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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ECONOMY | 7

Three major speeches offer contrasting economic approaches

Three major speeches from our key economic officials this week offer quite different takes on the task of economic management, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY |

Morning Market Report

A strong start to the financial year across all markets.

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PADDY MANNING | ECONOMY | 5

In the battle of renewables v traditional generators, winner will take all

Will we ever move on the Renewable Energy Target? Both sides of the debate will fight to the death — and there will only be one winner.

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WILLIAM BOWE | ECONOMY | 5

Tassie may hold the govt to ransom on the RET

Tasmania punches well above its weight in terms of political influence — and the state’s aluminium smelting industry is not happy with keeping the Renewable Energy Target.

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Economy coming off the boil as Stevens sets things straight for the markets

The economy is losing steam in the second quarter of the year, and the budget didn’t help. But RBA governor Glenn Stevens says interest rates will be steady for a long time to come, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY |

Morning Market Report

A strong start to the financial year on local and international markets.

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ECONOMY | 5

The dollar is slowly tightening its grip on Hockey’s forecasts

The persistent strength of the dollar threatens to do to Joe Hockey what it did to Wayne Swan - and the stakes are just as high for the government as they were for Labor, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY |

Morning Market Report

A steady day on the markets on the last day of the financial year.

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DAVID LLEWELLYN-SMITH | ECONOMY |

APRA chief John Laker leaves, with questions in his wake

John Laker leaves APRA — and his long reign is heralded by some as a success. But don’t forget the role of APRA in allowing a problematic foreign-borrowing before the GFC …

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY |

Morning Market Report

A quieter day on the markets as the financial year draws to a close.

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY |

Morning Market Report

A busy day on the markets as companies scramble to launch before the end of financial year.

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY | 1

Morning Market Report

A good result on markets yesterday, both locally and worldwide.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | ECONOMY | 37

Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

Clive Palmer dropped a bombshell on climate policy tonight. He’s a fair bit greener — and Tony Abbott will be fuming. Crikey explains what just happened.

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BERNARD KEANE | ECONOMY | 23

Green-Labor stupidity on fuel excise could be prevented with an X

Allowing at least part of the rise in fuel excise indexation through would be sensible long-term politics from Labor.

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY |

Morning Market Report

Conflict in Iraq and Ukraine led to a rough day on local and international markets.

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MARCUS PADLEY | ECONOMY |

Morning Market Report

A busy day on the markets, with big announcements from Woolworths Australia and Woolworths South Africa.

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