July 13, 2009 20
Kevin Rudd suddenly finds himself in the firing line for failing to meet Australians’ expectations about how we should be treated overseas. But, says Bernard Keane, Australia can’t control what the Chinese do.
July 13, 2009
Australia’s media proprietors have given the major political parties around $1.6m in donations in the last two years.
July 10, 2009 29
If the world turned its back on coal because of carbon emissions, Australia would sustain significant economic damage, Bernard Keane explains the significance of carbon capture and storage for our nation.
July 9, 2009
While Australia conducts a review of superannuation and toys with self-regulation of financial advisers’ conflicts of interest, the United States and the United Kingdom are rapidly moving toward an outright ban on commissions.
July 9, 2009 12
This is an economy coping remarkably well with a collapse in its terms of trade and a collapse in business lending.
July 9, 2009 1
Outgoing Queensland ALP assistant state secretary Terry Wood has defended himself against claims of incompetence during the March election campaign.
July 8, 2009 2
The Fair Pay Commission is a classic example of when politicians appoint independent experts, things often don’t turn out exactly the way they planned.
July 8, 2009 7
Some of our best economic thinkers from across the ideological spectrum have penned an open letter urging a comprehensive review of the Australian financial system. About time!
July 7, 2009 32
The Rudd Government is exploiting a News Ltd vendetta to the hilt to avoid scrutiny and reinforce the Prime Minister’s popularity.
July 7, 2009 5
Bernard Keane graphs the evolution of the Australian economy, and its politics, since the end of the Keating era.