Malcolm Turnbull has built his entire strategy for the economic crisis on an academic parlour game with zero real-world significance, writes Bernard Keane.
Given the Government’s commitment to a renewable energy target of 20% by 2020, the absence of the renewable energy sector from the White Paper process is bizarre, writes Bernard Keane.
Turnbull is actually conducting serious consultations with communities, rather than the gimmicks beloved by Rudd, but they are almost entirely beneath the media radar, writes Bernard Keane.
Why is outgoing Suncorp CEO John Mulcahy still on the board of the Future Fund? Asks Bernard Keane.
Parts of the labour movement, however, have shown a worrying protectionist reflex, writes Bernard Keane.
Given Penny Wong has diligently crafted an emissions trading scheme that will do virtually nothing to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions to suggest she’s in any way fanatical about the issue is nothing short of ridiculous, writes Bernard Keane.
In the Public Service, when management issues a general call for voluntary redundancies, it’s pretty certain large cuts are on the way, writes Bernard Keane.