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Frydenberg spruiks jobs numbers while ignoring female underemployment

Frydenberg spruiks jobs numbers while ignoring female underemployment

The government can shout about strong jobs growth, but it completely ignores that underemployment among women has remained high for decades.

Time to shutter the life insurance crooks altogether?

Time to shutter the life insurance crooks altogether?

The behaviour of life insurance companies is egregious, and regulation won't fix it. Governments must step in and re-establish government insurance companies.

Asset write-downs forecast gloomy days ahead for regional TV

Asset write-downs forecast gloomy days ahead for regional TV

Despite a sunnier outlook for big players like Nine and Seven, regional TV affiliates continue to write down asset values as revenue and profit forecasts worsen.

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

Why the 'activist CEO' must have rituals of personal growth

Why the 'activist CEO' must have rituals of personal growth

How are we to understand the likes of Jeff Bezos who believes himself to be a champion of human rights, while workers in his factories have suffered heat exhaustion?

The News Corp guide to countering revenue decline with outrage tactics

The News Corp guide to countering revenue decline with outrage tactics

News Corp is replacing disappearing ad revenues with a model based on localised outrage journalism. Is it working?

Bruce Gordon grows stake in Nine to nearly 25%

Bruce Gordon grows stake in Nine to nearly 25%

A disclosure of increased ASX funds could throw into doubt Nine’s takeover of Fairfax Media.

Hayne will become our most important banking inquiry since the 1970s

Hayne will become our most important banking inquiry since the 1970s

Kenneth Hayne and his royal commission will likely reshape financial services for decades to come.

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

Let’s indulge in a flight of imagination for a moment. Could we change the fundamental shape of government so climate change et al are not ignored?

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Some farmers may fear the needle attack could stop consumers buying strawberries, but the contamination crisis is unlikely to make a major on impact growers’ woes.