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What exactly are the Fairfax papers worth after the Domain split?

What exactly are the Fairfax papers worth after the Domain split?

Glenn Dyer November 17, 2017 2 Comments

As Domain group shares begin trading on the ASX, questions about the real value of Fairfax media holdings are coming to light.

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Bernard Keane November 17, 2017 4 Comments

If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.

Calculating the total cost of the postal survey (SPOILER: it was a lot more than $100m)

Calculating the total cost of the postal survey (SPOILER: it was a lot more than $100m)

Jason Murphy November 17, 2017 7 Comments

The important thing is that even with the $22 million saving, the $100 million cost to the government is nowhere near the whole cost of the plebiscite.

Rogue, out-of-control union mysteriously fails to get wage rises

Rogue, out-of-control union mysteriously fails to get wage rises

Bernard Keane November 17, 2017 4 Comments

The mining industry says industrial relations reform is urgently needed to rein in mining unions. Wages growth data begs to differ.

Revealed: Fox AGM shows democracy done Rupert Murdoch-style

Revealed: Fox AGM shows democracy done Rupert Murdoch-style

Stephen Mayne November 16, 2017 4 Comments

Murdoch showed again today his shareholders shouldn't have a voice. Here's a full list of former AGMs that went much the same way.

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

Bernard Keane November 16, 2017 1 Comment

Stung by the loss of a trove of hacking tools, the US government has made public its rules for how it handles discoveries of flaws in computer systems used by businesses and consumers worldwide.

Latest wages figures put pressure on government forecasts

Latest wages figures put pressure on government forecasts

Glenn Dyer November 15, 2017 5 Comments

Wages growth -- long forecast to lift this financial year -- remains stuck at 2%, giving the lie to Treasury and RBA forecasts, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Business lobbies get free rein, while govt delivers charities a legal body-slam

Business lobbies get free rein, while govt delivers charities a legal body-slam

Crikey November 15, 2017 6 Comments

The government is crunching charities for foreign donations and tax breaks. Why, then, are the Minerals Council and other corporate lobby groups allowed tax breaks on their foreign funding?

When will wages start growing again, if ever?

When will wages start growing again, if ever?

Bernard Keane November 15, 2017 4 Comments

Are workers going to start seeing decent wage rises any time soon? We asked some economists and sector representatives -- and their views are very mixed.

Shareholder dividends v real investment: RBA picks a winner

Shareholder dividends v real investment: RBA picks a winner

Glenn Dyer November 14, 2017 3 Comments

Are shareholders and ticket clippers a weight on effective investment in the economy? The Reserve Bank seems to think so.