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Adam Schwab —

Adam Schwab

Adam Schwab is a commentator, business director, and the co-founder of He is also the author of Pigs at the Trough: Lessons from Australia’s Decade of Corporate Greed.

Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey (Image: AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Staying in lockdown a risky business, and border wars get testy

Queensland's claim to be going gangbusters keeping COVID-19 in check is rather questionable.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Image: AAP/Darren England)

Jobs v health: how do we measure success now the first wave is over?

Are premiers right to keep states locked down? And we take a look at who's really benefiting from the COVID-19 slump.

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Childchare chaos, second guessing the second wave, and is Cedar Meats an essential business?

The source of Australia’s largest home-grown outbreak raises questions about what exactly qualifies as an essential business.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Car park capitalism takes a back seat to COVID's corporate handout culture

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is losing favour over ongoing restrictions, and the car park lobby (yes, it's a thing) wants a tax break.

WA Premier Mark McGowan. (Image: AAP/Richard Wainwright)

Who's having a very good virus? And will it last?

The virus hasn't been all bad news for everyone — some state premiers and business are actually having a good virus (for now).

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Has xenophobia driven Australia’s response to COVID-19?

Even in its small policy successes in fighting COVID-19, the government managed to completely fail.

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Morrison wins the popularity contest despite incoherent policies

Scott Morrison's popularity skyrocketed in today's Newspoll. What gives?

Former Virgin Australia Group CEO managing director John Borghetti (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Don't blame the virus. The real reason Virgin collapsed is all too human

What makes Virgin’s collapse unusual is that it wasn't so much caused by a virus or economic disaster, but by the vaulting ambition of its former chief executive.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Morrison needs to tap into his past and stop the planes before it's too late

While community measures have done well in slowing the spread of COVID-19, international cases still threaten Australia's progress.

Bonfire of the bad businesses: who will be burnt by COVID-19?

For some businesses, the virus is just the accelerant on a fire that was always going to engulf them.