Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims

For three decades, Australia was home to one of the world's most successful variations of neoliberal economics: a strongly performing economy with plenty of worker protections, universal health care, good education and high productivity growth. But in 2017, it came crashing down, felled not by populism, not by a resurgent left or trade union militancy, but by one of its key characteristics: the corporations whose interests are central to neoliberal economics simply don't know when to stop in their exploitation of the communities in which they operate.