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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.

Trade deal a flop for America, says US government agency

Trade deal a flop for America, says US government agency

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 19, 20166 Comments

A new analysis of the Trans Pacific Partnership by a US government agency reveals it will have virtually no benefits for the United States, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Strong labour market growth now in the rearview mirror

Strong labour market growth now in the rearview mirror

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneMay 19, 20161 Comment

Employment growth is clearly weakening again even as wage growth continues to plumb new lows. It all points to the RBA considering another rate cut, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Renting is a mug's game, ‘freedom’ is a lie, insecurity is a hellscape

Renting is a mug's game, ‘freedom’ is a lie, insecurity is a hellscape

Helen RazerMay 19, 201610 Comments

Private life becomes unendurable without the antidepressant of hope. So we accept and perpetuate lies about our circumstances.

Do refugees take our jerbs? No, they create new ones.

Do refugees take our jerbs? No, they create new ones.

Bernard KeaneMay 18, 201646 Comments

By demonising refugees, the government has ensured the issue will stay front of mind for voters. Too bad that refugees show exactly the characteristics that Malcolm Turnbull likes.

How the government got mugged by commodity prices and hubris

How the government got mugged by commodity prices and hubris

Bernard KeaneMay 17, 201623 Comments

The constant downgrading of revenue forecasts for the coming budget year illustrates how the Coalition, despite its own rhetoric, has been humbled by external factors.

All bow to the great god of manufacturing, you hypocrites

All bow to the great god of manufacturing, you hypocrites

Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201616 Comments

Bill Shorten wants Australia to remain a "manufacturing powerhouse". Rubbish: Australia is now a services powerhouse, and that's where its strength lies.

Turnbull’s company tax cut an $8b gift to the US govt

Turnbull’s company tax cut an $8b gift to the US govt

Ben OquistMay 16, 201610 Comments

A big beneficiary of further cutting Australia's company tax cut will, in fact, be the US Internal Revenue Service.

How the right is blunting Labor's Gonski wedge

How the right is blunting Labor's Gonski wedge

Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201610 Comments

The government has tried to reframe the Gonski debate as being simply about more spending on schools -- at the expense of disadvantaged students.