In November, Christian Porter professed outrage that Tony Abbott had been pursued by his own department under foreign interference laws. Except he'd known about it all along.
With every quarter of wage stagnation, households are changing their behaviour to reflect the fact that incomes simply aren't growing any more.
After Scott Morrison won the election, we were told a gleeful business community would be lifting investment. In fact, investment has slumped.
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The government says it owes no duty of care to welfare recipients. No wonder Australian citizens are feeling alienated.
Since Joe Hockey dared General Motors to leave in 2013, a fundamental political change has seen Australia re-embrace protectionism, at a far higher cost than the car industry.
The attempt by longtime Liberal staffer Phil Gaetjens to justify the rorted sports grants program is riddled with holes and efforts to distract.
While politicians claim they want to support coal miners, the real appeal of coal lies in the tens of billions of dollars in exports it earns every year — and the wealthy interests it funds.
The restaurant industry is angry that industrial relations law is being enforced and employers who underpay workers are being revealed. But if an industry can't survive when the wages it pays are virtually stagnant, there's something seriously wrong.