June 5, 2018 31
Australians are ill-served by a media that focuses only on the surface and not on the depths; on the symptoms and not the disease producing them.
June 4, 2018 18
While the government obsesses about the trivial impacts of "militant" unions, large corporations are being exposed for engaging in serious misconduct that has dramatic impacts.
June 4, 2018 4
Australia has some of the highest superannuation fees in the world -- so who charges them, where do they go, and what can we do?
June 1, 2018
Economic data this week suggests there's still plenty of life in housing construction as well as growing business investment.
June 1, 2018 35
One Nation has the problems of any other small party, but its founding idea -- being generally resentful of the 21st century -- makes it peculiarly vulnerable to fragmentation.
June 1, 2018 27
Consumers are the losers when powerful interests convince governments to protect them from competition. Look no further than Amazon's geoblocking of Australia.
May 31, 2018 7
Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.
May 31, 2018 15
If you're wondering why ASIC doesn't crack down on corporate crooks harder, it's because it has to focus on the "strength" and "efficiency" of the financial system as much as fairness for customers.
May 30, 2018 1
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: low birth rates make people fascist, the dearth of new antibiotics, and coming soon — roachacchinos.
May 30, 2018 9
Once again Michaelia Cash is in hiding as the Federal Court issues a subpoena for her in the AWU case.
May 30, 2018 23
The supposed privacy protections in Commonwealth law can be overridden by bureaucrats and ministers looking to target critics. And the government wants yet more powers over us.
May 29, 2018 5
For evidence of why you shouldn't let political ideologues comment on complex policy issues, look no further than Paul Kelly struggling, and failing, to analyse the Productivity Commission's superannuation report.
May 29, 2018 20
The Productivity Commission's vision for superannuation is very far from the one the government and the big banks have been hoping for.
May 29, 2018 8
The government insists it won't turn on company tax cuts, but a $500 million compromise will be very attractive politically.
May 28, 2018 36
Barnaby Joyce and the media have long had a symbiotic relationship. Now the media is complaining, even as Barnaby keeps delivering for them.
May 28, 2018 9
Is small business the engine room of the economy? Not when it comes to jobs growth, prominent economist Saul Eslake argues.
May 25, 2018 1
The handing of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to TV networks hasn't quite produced the kinds of results claimed for company tax cuts.
May 25, 2018 17
The Department of Agriculture has tried to explain away its regulatory failures on live sheep exports, insisting it didn't know things were so bad. But they knew perfectly well what was going on.
May 24, 2018 18
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.
May 24, 2018 15
The Turnbull government is reenacting the Howard government's assault on the ABC during the Iraq war. Except this time there's no Donald McDonald to lead the defence of the broadcaster.