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Morrison's climate confusion caps off a disconcerting week

Morrison's climate confusion caps off a disconcerting week

Heatwaves, coffee and coal: this is the cognitive dissonance of climate change policy playing out in real time.

Five things the Business Council can do if it really 'supports action on climate'

Five things the Business Council can do if it really 'supports action on climate'

The BCA says it wants "a workable plan for Australia”, but it's just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.

Forget Frydenberg, the housing bubble needs to burst

Forget Frydenberg, the housing bubble needs to burst

The housing market is long overdue for some creative destruction. The question is when it will occur.

365 days of failure: how Australia's elites failed us in 2018

365 days of failure: how Australia's elites failed us in 2018

The people who run Australia disgraced themselves this year, failing citizens on every level and corroding trust in our whole system of government.

Risky business: the 2018 Crikey business awards

Risky business: the 2018 Crikey business awards

From Theranos to Snapchat, 2018 was a stand-out year for bad business, but there were some winners.

Big business gives the gifts of wage stagnation and credit squeeze this Christmas

Big business gives the gifts of wage stagnation and credit squeeze this Christmas

A credit squeeze following the royal commission and wage stagnation are two big risks to the economy. Both ultimately derive from the same source.

NAB, ANZ, Westpac cop a hiding — so why didn't the Commonwealth?

NAB, ANZ, Westpac cop a hiding — so why didn't the Commonwealth?

NAB's board proved out of touch with 90% of its shareholders. But why didn't the Commonwealth Bank's shareholders react the same?

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

The NEG died and Adani didn't. Crikey reviews 2018 in energy policy.

Government's bigger health spend is our main jobs and wages driver

Government's bigger health spend is our main jobs and wages driver

The economy will be reliant on health spending for much of its jobs and wages growth over the next couple of years — and the government is increasing it.

Cormann holds the line on spending, but wage stagnation to continue

Cormann holds the line on spending, but wage stagnation to continue

This year's budget update sees extra revenue taking us back to surplus quicker, but workers are still stuck with wages that won't budge.