May 20, 2009 1
Everyone loves economic reform until it affects them, at which point the excuses and justifications for the status quo -- the claims that sounded so hollow when made by others -- start coming out.
May 20, 2009 12
If the Government’s ETS will not provide the right signals and incentives for a shift to a low-carbon economy, then doing nothing or doing something else is the better option.
May 19, 2009 2
The collapse of Timbercorp and Great Southern is at least partly the consequence of the Howard Government’s attempts to regain control of agricultural managed investment schemes.
May 19, 2009
The downright bizarre process adopted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to cut 180 staff prior to the Budget has now been acknowledged as “clearly inadequate”.
May 18, 2009
The Coalition should allow themselves just a little celebration over today’s Nielsen poll.
May 18, 2009 3
We know they’re not exactly the most progressive types at The Weekend Australian, but you’d have thought they’d be aware that many of us have access to this thing called the internet.
May 18, 2009 10
Peter Costello is now scarcely even trying to hide his undermining of Malcolm Turnbull.
May 18, 2009
Pack sex is working class males’ one-fingered salute to the sexual myths the media has immersed them in since childhood.
May 15, 2009 24
In the Opposition Leader's Budget reply, there were no compelling ideas or bold initiatives; not even a circuit-breaking gimmick like Brendan Nelson’s petrol excise move.
May 15, 2009
Canberra has a new mandarin, reports Bernard Keane.