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Injury of the ancient mariner: Rupert Murdoch wrecks his back while sailing

January 18, 2018

Rupert Murdoch's famous love of sailing has landed him in hospital. Can the 86 year old sustain the hobby?

Rundle: Fed Square Apple store will destroy that public space and our sense of community with it

Rundle: Fed Square Apple store will destroy that public space and our sense of community with it

January 18, 2018 13

For Victorian Labor, the spruiking for Apple is naked desperation in the absence of any real solutions to a thinning and precarious economic base.

Carillion and Co expose serious flaws in outsourcing

Carillion and Co expose serious flaws in outsourcing

and January 18, 2018 5

Does poor management of outsourcing by governments breed laziness and incompetence in major companies? The collapse of a major UK company poses serious questions for a key tenet of neoliberalism.

Another CEO ‘fesses up on tax cuts

Another CEO ‘fesses up on tax cuts

January 18, 2018 1

Another American CEO has admitted corporate tax cuts which be used to boost share prices, not increase investment. When will Australian CEOs be as honest?

Aldi and its employer mates are hell-bent on keeping your wages low

Aldi and its employer mates are hell-bent on keeping your wages low

January 17, 2018 8

Employers remain committed to undermining wages growth despite the evidence that wage stagnation is undermining both the economy and our political system.

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

January 16, 2018 12

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

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 16

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

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

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