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.
May 23, 2018 2
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: bullshit jobs, "abortion deserts" and a prescription for those sick of blockchain hype.
May 23, 2018 43
Australia's relations with China look set to enter the deep freeze with the head of parliament's intelligence committee outing a prominent Chinese-Australian as the subject of a US bribery case.
May 23, 2018 6
Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is adamant that criticising shadow ministers in private emails is a breach of the public service code of conduct. Which — oops — seems to be exactly what he did.
May 22, 2018 4
Rising oil prices and low wages growth might become a dangerous political combination.
May 22, 2018 17
Labor's campaign to savage One Nation for supporting Turnbull's company tax cuts has bore fruit with the Longman by-election (sort of) looming.
May 21, 2018 16
As government backbenchers move to ban the live sheep trade, the lies of industry advocate and politicians are being exposed.
May 21, 2018 39
ASIC can't be fixed -- it is the wrong regulator for a crucial job. Time for the ACCC to take over consumer finance regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
May 21, 2018 31
While the government rails against Chinese influence in Australian politics, it has internalised the influence of the Israeli government and its proxies.
May 18, 2018 7
Abbott's leadership drama has undergone a peculiar transformation in the Fin today, as has Canberra's geography.
May 18, 2018 8
It's hard to see how any long-term return to higher wages growth will be achieved without a significant rise in strikes, which have been at historically low levels for many years.
May 18, 2018 23
The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.
May 17, 2018 24
The National Party has succeeded in keeping the brutal live sheep export industry alive, insisting that the bureaucrats at the heart of its failed regulatory system can be trusted to fix it.
May 17, 2018 8
Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.
May 17, 2018 14
Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?
May 16, 2018 2
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: what’s happening in Italy, cyber board games and the existential despair of commuting.
May 16, 2018 6
Another bad wages growth number shows Australian workers struggling to keep ahead of inflation, and in some major sectors, going backwards, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
May 16, 2018 24
After Trump, the Turnbull government is the biggest international enabler of the Netanyahu government's commitment to the brutal status quo of occupation in Palestine.
May 16, 2018 7
Opponents of increased female participation insist that merit should win out over diversity. But history has routinely shown us that "merit" is a myth.