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Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

January 16, 2018 10 Comments

The strong jobs growth under Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison is due to the government's health and education spending, and low interest rates, not a buoyant private sector.

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

January 15, 2018 3 Comments

Unfortunately for spruikers of company tax cuts, the news from the US isn't as promising as they would like you to believe.

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

January 15, 2018 14 Comments

The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.

Have dodgy pollies really cost Australia $72 billion?

Have dodgy pollies really cost Australia $72 billion?

January 12, 2018 14 Comments

This week The Australia Institute made headlines with a report claiming the nation's corruption (or perception thereof) has cost us $72 billion since 2012. We put the question to TAI's research director Rod Campbell: are we really that dodgy?

Does Elon Musk hate free markets?

Does Elon Musk hate free markets?

January 12, 2018 4 Comments

Tesla's obsession with coordinating all stages of production in-house has been trumpeted as part of its genius, but can the dream last?

Trump’s economy failing dismally to catch the global tailwinds

Trump’s economy failing dismally to catch the global tailwinds

January 10, 2018 4 Comments

Trump's usual enthusiastic bellowing about economic progress under his administration belies the real danger of ignoring America's failure to keep step with the rest of the world.

The 2017 Crikeys: the best and worst of Aussie business

The 2017 Crikeys: the best and worst of Aussie business

December 22, 2017 5 Comments

Adam Schwab tallies the great snubs and flubs of the business world in 2017.

Six threats that Foxtel executives will be watching for in 2018

Six threats that Foxtel executives will be watching for in 2018

and December 22, 2017 2 Comments

More people are watching TV on more platforms than ever, but Australia's only pay TV network is struggling. But what are the biggest threats facing Foxtel?

Why is Tasmanian Labor promising to ban all pokies that aren’t on a boat?

Why is Tasmanian Labor promising to ban all pokies that aren’t on a boat?

December 21, 2017 5 Comments

Tasmanian opposition leader Rebecca White has mapped how Labor plan to get rid of non-casino pokies by 2023. But there are gaps in the play that gambing groups are keen to point out.

Mayne: watch for the Murdoch sell-down out of Disney

Mayne: watch for the Murdoch sell-down out of Disney

December 20, 2017 1 Comment

Will the Murdochs sit on a $10 billion stake in a company they have no control over, or will we see a fire-sale and a new generation of the family enriched?