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Four Corners hypes Australia's property 'bubble'

Four Corners hypes Australia's property 'bubble'

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 201713 Comments

Doomsday predictions about the imminent bursting of the property bubble have become a media cliché despite the evidence.

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Bernard KeaneAug 22, 20173 Comments

Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.

Like most of the media, News Corp needs a new business model (and fast)

Like most of the media, News Corp needs a new business model (and fast)

Christopher WarrenAug 21, 20172 Comments

News Corp needs to evolve if they are to keep their mastheads alive, and while they have accepted that print is no longer viable there doesn't seem to be a ready replacement on the horizon.

How jobs data gets twisted to tell falsehoods

How jobs data gets twisted to tell falsehoods

Alan AustinAug 21, 20179 Comments

The government is claiming unemployment is down and jobs are up. But their numbers were fudged by a little bit of economic trickery, with the ABC apparently willing to parrot these misleading figures.

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201711 Comments

How should Australia respond if protectionism ramps up across the world? And what can governments do to convince voters of the benefits of free trade? The Productivity Commission has some interesting answers.

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining -- wait, what!?

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining -- wait, what!?

Guy RundleAug 18, 20174 Comments

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has successfully fought off a mining lease from a rival miner on his land. However, in doing so he may have set a precedent that can work against him.

Government has good story to tell on jobs -- if it can

Government has good story to tell on jobs -- if it can

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerAug 18, 20175 Comments

If the government could concentrate for a moment, it could explain to the electorate how well employment has been going recently -- and how widespread the benefits are, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Former market darling Domino's low on dough

Former market darling Domino's low on dough

Adam SchwabAug 18, 20174 Comments

Domino's pizza has transformed from a corporate darling into somewhat of a disappointment. What led to the fast food turnaround?

All quiet on Quintis: why is the NT govt backing a dud?

All quiet on Quintis: why is the NT govt backing a dud?

Bob GosfordAug 18, 2017

When TFS, now Quintis, received major project status from the Country Liberal Party many were sceptical. But now the new Gunner government has decided to continue backing the company, we have to ask whether any of this stands up to scrutiny.

Broadcasters worried new online competitors will steal their plays on sports broadcasting

Broadcasters worried new online competitors will steal their plays on sports broadcasting

Glenn DyerAug 17, 2017

Seven CEO Tim Worner says sports broadcasting is at a "tipping point" in Australia, but new online invaders Amazon and Netflix are just following Murdoch's lead.