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Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you're not the victims

Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you're not the victims

Bernard KeaneDec 6, 201630 Comments

The longing for victimhood that preoccupies the right reflects not merely an attempt to distract from the realities of power, but a basic lack of resilience among older white males.

Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

Bernard KeaneDec 5, 201623 Comments

Australia's retreat into protectionism is likely to mean $1 billion in cheap money handed to the white elephant Carmichael coal project.

Our casual return to protectionism, or, OMG I agree with Judith Sloan

Bernard KeaneDec 1, 201614 Comments

The local content rules in the ABCC legislation have been met, for the most part, with silence. This is how we end up returning to protectionism.

Turnbull caught out on construction industry visas

Turnbull caught out on construction industry visas

Bernard KeaneDec 1, 20164 Comments

The ABCC will have to crack down on construction companies using any foreign labour -- despite what the Prime Minister says.

Crossbenchers carve ABCC bill into the biggest protectionist turkey in decades

Crossbenchers carve ABCC bill into the biggest protectionist turkey in decades

Bernard KeaneNov 30, 201619 Comments

The government has established a new set of protectionist local content and standard requirements for the building industry as part of the ABCC bill -- which was designed to make life easier for builders.

Put down the (wine) glasses: the OECD has made its call

Put down the (wine) glasses: the OECD has made its call

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerNov 30, 2016

The OECD's recent track record on the Australian economy has been poor -- will this finally be the time the Paris econocrats get it right, ask Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Slack public servants don't bother to check if Commonwealth is being ripped off

Slack public servants don't bother to check if Commonwealth is being ripped off

Bernard KeaneNov 30, 20167 Comments

Taxpayers should be earning tens or hundreds of millions more in royalties from the North West Shelf gas and oil production field, but the department in charge of collecting them can't be bothered.

What do the IPA, Yanis Varoufakis and Katniss Everdeen have in common?

What do the IPA, Yanis Varoufakis and Katniss Everdeen have in common?

Helen RazerNov 29, 201626 Comments

They'd all much prefer to live in a world with a Universal Basic Income safety net.

Rio's African disaster means it's time to clean house

Rio's African disaster means it's time to clean house

Michael SainsburyNov 29, 2016

With two execs already sidelined and possibly more to come, Rio Tinto has to have a good hard look at how it got this far.

News, news everywhere, but not a word of it is real

News, news everywhere, but not a word of it is real

Myriam RobinNov 28, 201614 Comments

Publishing fake news has proven a lucrative business model -- with very real consequences.

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