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Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 20177 Comments

The Fair Work Commission's attack on penalty rates will only reinforce Labor's narrative of a government hell-bent on attacking low-income earners.

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor's arms

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor's arms

Guy RundleFeb 24, 201719 Comments

The Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates seems like a win for Labor, but the ALP is so far out of touch it might be impossible to ever come back.

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerFeb 23, 201713 Comments

Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

BlueScope's amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

BlueScope's amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneFeb 21, 201726 Comments

Posturing by business on energy policy is a disguise for self-interest and a demand for more handouts and protection for companies like BlueScope Steel, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Govt admits it has no idea where your metadata is being stored

Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20178 Comments

Where is your personal data stored under the government's data retention regime? The government admits it has no idea -- and that's not about to change.

Ten likely to beg for abolition of licence fees in wake of bloodbath results

Ten likely to beg for abolition of licence fees in wake of bloodbath results

Glenn DyerFeb 16, 20175 Comments

The news will increase pressure on the federal government and the Senate to go beyond just cuts to the licence fees -- total abolition would not be a surprise as a request from the embattled sector

Get the popcorn ready, Harrison-Seven legal fight will be a knockout

Get the popcorn ready, Harrison-Seven legal fight will be a knockout

Michael BradleyFeb 15, 20175 Comments

Seven's high-paid lawyers have thrown everything they can at Amber Harrison. Get set for a knock-down, drag-out legal fight with plenty of punch.

Eight ridiculous excuses for paying Ahmed Fahour an obscene amount of money

Eight ridiculous excuses for paying Ahmed Fahour an obscene amount of money

Adam SchwabFeb 14, 20176 Comments

We now know Ahmed Fahour was paid $5.6 million last year. How can Australia Post possibly justify such a ridiculous salary?

Swiss say no to company tax cuts

Swiss say no to company tax cuts

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneFeb 13, 20173 Comments

Swiss voters have rejected a company tax cut -- suspecting that they would be the ones to end up paying for it, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Mayne: why do so many government bodies keep executive pay secret?

Mayne: why do so many government bodies keep executive pay secret?

Stephen MayneFeb 13, 20178 Comments

The public has the right to know how much executives whose salaries are paid for by the taxpayer are paid, but there is a shocking lack of disclosure at most government agencies,

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