Business
We should abolish ASIC

We should abolish ASIC

and May 21, 2018

ASIC can't be fixed -- it is the wrong regulator for a crucial job. Time for the ACCC to take over consumer finance regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Why Australia needs not-for-profit newspapers

Why Australia needs not-for-profit newspapers

May 21, 2018

In an industry of social responsibilities, focus on profits drives bad behaviour. Papers in the US and Canada are leaving for-profit models; why not us?

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

May 18, 2018 7

It's hard to see how any long-term return to higher wages growth will be achieved without a significant rise in strikes, which have been at historically low levels for many years.

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

and May 18, 2018 21

The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.

Does raising the minimum wage put bosses off hiring new staff?

Does raising the minimum wage put bosses off hiring new staff?

May 18, 2018 5

On the very last day that the FWC was doing consultation for its next wage decision, the RBA published a study showing that rising minimum wages don’t hurt employment.

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

May 17, 2018 24

The National Party has succeeded in keeping the brutal live sheep export industry alive, insisting that the bureaucrats at the heart of its failed regulatory system can be trusted to fix it.

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

and May 17, 2018 8

Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.

Missing in action: James Murdoch

Missing in action: James Murdoch

May 17, 2018 2

Lachlan Murdoch has been announced as incoming Fox CEO in a statement overnight, leaving one big question: where's James?

Wage growth shocker leaves workers struggling to keep up

Wage growth shocker leaves workers struggling to keep up

and May 16, 2018 6

Another bad wages growth number shows Australian workers struggling to keep ahead of inflation, and in some major sectors, going backwards, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

ANZ are right at home making millennials feel like it’s their fault

ANZ are right at home making millennials feel like it’s their fault

May 16, 2018 6

A recent ANZ ad geared at millennials buying their first home really puts the down in down payment.