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Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

Antony Loewenstein Apr 28, 20176 Comments

Should public housing be privately managed? And if so, should Serco, infamous for its role in offshore detention centres, be the one doing the managing?

Mayne: conflicts of interest everywhere, so time for new independent directors at Ten

Mayne: conflicts of interest everywhere, so time for new independent directors at Ten

Stephen MayneApr 28, 2017

Lachlan Murdoch, James Packer and Bruce Gordon -- three billionaire substantial shareholders who double up as loan guarantors for Network Ten. And that is a problem.

Our terms of trade are improving, but wages are going nowhere

Our terms of trade are improving, but wages are going nowhere

Bernard KeaneApr 28, 20172 Comments

As terms of trade improve, wage growth is supposed to follow. But so far it hasn't happened in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Turnbull spins ‘debt is good’ as Australia’s net worth collapses to an all-time low

Turnbull spins ‘debt is good’ as Australia’s net worth collapses to an all-time low

Alan AustinApr 28, 201710 Comments

The Coalition has drastically worsened the nation’s net worth, and thus doomed future administrations to crippling interest payments, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Good debt, bad debt, ugly debt

Good debt, bad debt, ugly debt

Bernard KeaneApr 28, 20174 Comments

Scott Morrison should go all the way with "good debt" and "bad debt" and hand control of infrastructure spending to an independent body rather than politicians.

Gas companies -- especially Santos -- have brought regulation on themselves

Gas companies -- especially Santos -- have brought regulation on themselves

Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201720 Comments

Australia's gas companies have forced Malcolm Turnbull to impose export regulation on them. And all of us who backed liberalisation of energy markets have to accept we were wrong.

Ten could join list of companies that insist everything is fine -- right before they collapse

Ten could join list of companies that insist everything is fine -- right before they collapse

Stephen MayneApr 27, 20173 Comments

If Ten does collapse, it will join the long list of companies that claimed they were worth plenty in the final set of accounts released before the undertakers were called in.

Network Ten on life support, could flatline any minute

Network Ten on life support, could flatline any minute

Glenn DyerApr 27, 20176 Comments

Channel Ten is in big, big trouble.

Mayne: sport is owned by the people, and John Coates should remember that

Mayne: sport is owned by the people, and John Coates should remember that

Stephen MayneApr 26, 2017

If Olympic athletes, federal politicians or even the local hockey club president want to go along and observe how Australia’s future Olympic leadership is being decided, they should be free to do so.

IMF, G20 capitulate to Trump’s war against free trade

IMF, G20 capitulate to Trump’s war against free trade

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneApr 24, 20173 Comments

References to fighting protectionism are now verboten in the world's premier economic bodies as the Trump denialism has to be accommodated, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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