Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201637 Comments
The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.
Apr 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.
Bernard KeaneApr 15, 20166 Comments
Labor's hastily assembled steel policy is a silly resort to pseudo-protectionism and bureaucracy for an industry that should be allowed to compete or die.
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.
Bernard KeaneApr 11, 201611 Comments
The government says ASIC is all that is needed to police the banks -- but it has savagely cut the regulator's funding.
Bernard KeaneApr 5, 201616 Comments
The global banks at the centre of the Panama Papers have a long history of criminal activity -- for which they have never been criminally prosecuted.
Bernard KeaneFeb 22, 20168 Comments
Ending compulsory super would hit one sector of the super industry hard -- and it happens to be the one the government most despises.
Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 201622 Comments
While powerful political donors fire up campaigns in support of negative gearing, who speaks for those whom the policy hurts?
Jason MurphyOct 20, 201512 Comments
Yes, Sydney housing prices are skyrocketing. But does that mean it's all about to come crashing down?
Aug 28, 20154 Comments
Remember when petrol was under $1 a litre? If oil prices are continuing to drop, why have does it cost so much to fill up these days? Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.