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Business Council budgeting: 'No excuses!' (except for its mates)

Bernard KeaneAug 30, 20163 Comments

What does the nation's self-appointed fiscal guardian say when the Coalition presides over a massive budget blowout? Why, it finds excuses not available to Labor.

The Business Council: extremist, inconsistent and out of touch

Bernard KeaneAug 29, 20169 Comments

Australia's premier business lobby group is an extremist body which promotes policies strongly rejected by voters.

How govt hides the biggest 'taxed-nots' from public scrutiny

Roman Lanis and Ross McClureAug 29, 20169 Comments

If Scott Morrison is so worried about the “taxed-nots”, he should lower the barriers to access to the tools that allow us to see who’s following the rules, write Roman Lanis and Ross McClure.

Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 26, 20166 Comments

Forget Scott Morrison's taxed and taxed-nots -- his big problem this week was some shocking results from two of the country's biggest companies, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

GDP-brained: the AFR gets it wrong on inflation and interest rates

John QuigginAug 26, 20161 Comment

The obvious problem being ducked here is that, if the RBA sticks to inflation-targeting, it may well have to cut interest rates all the way to zero.

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Bernard KeaneAug 25, 201618 Comments

Supporters of liberal economics need to muscle up to populists, but the Right is too confused and divided to strike back against economic nationalists and interventionists.

Wesfarmers wildly misses the Target -- too involved with the Business Council, perhaps?

Wesfarmers wildly misses the Target -- too involved with the Business Council, perhaps?

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 24, 20164 Comments

Wesfarmers' annual result this morning suggests directors might be too busy at the increasingly embarrassing Business Council of Australia to control their management, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Morrison mugged by reality on superannuation data

Morrison mugged by reality on superannuation data

Bernard KeaneAug 24, 20169 Comments

New data on the performance of our superannuation funds yet again demonstrates how blinkered the Liberal Party is about industry super.

Police pursue journalists in Parliament House NBN raid

Police pursue journalists in Parliament House NBN raid

Bernard Keane and Josh TaylorAug 24, 201621 Comments

The Australian Federal Police have raided Parliament House as their hunt for NBN Co whistleblowers erupts into the political arena again. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

We are relying more on women. How about paying them fairly?

We are relying more on women. How about paying them fairly?

Bernard KeaneAug 23, 20164 Comments

A new report on inequality gets to grips with many issues undermining equality and economic growth. Gender and the way our workforce is changing is part of the story.

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