How regulators lost their way on banking competition

How regulators lost their way on banking competition

and February 7, 2018 6

New work from the Productivity Commission confirms our regulatory model for banking leads to inefficiency and big bank dominance.

Crikey’s pocket guide to lesser known alternative energy sources — Part II

Crikey’s pocket guide to lesser known alternative energy sources — Part II

February 6, 2018 14

How do ocean power and solar thermal energy work? Read on as Chris Woods explains.

Corporate tax cuts a handy boost if you’ve blown a lazy billion

Corporate tax cuts a handy boost if you’ve blown a lazy billion

and February 6, 2018 12

While Wesfarmers' own business lobby group was calling for tax cuts, its management was wasting billions in dud overseas ventures.

Facebook and Google post record revenues as government pressure falls flat

Facebook and Google post record revenues as government pressure falls flat

February 5, 2018

The media monoliths continue their unstoppable growth, despite fines from the EU and continued cries from traditional marketing bodies.

Most US companies aren’t using Trump’s tax cuts for investment or wage rises

Most US companies aren’t using Trump’s tax cuts for investment or wage rises

February 5, 2018 14

American companies continue to make plain they'll use company tax cuts to look after shareholders. None of it gets reported by the spruikers of similar handouts to multinationals here.

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

and February 2, 2018 9

We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.

More machinations at News Corp as Patrick Delaney becomes new Foxtel head

More machinations at News Corp as Patrick Delaney becomes new Foxtel head

January 31, 2018

The shift is typical of New Corp's almost constant shifting of executives between its various operations. What does it mean for the Murdochs' plans?

What does Gerard Whateley’s move to SEN mean for the future of sports radio?

What does Gerard Whateley’s move to SEN mean for the future of sports radio?

January 30, 2018 7

The veteran sports caller's defection from ABC came as a shock to many, but to those watching the changing tides of commercial radio, the move is a little more obvious than it might appear.

Moody’s the latest to expose tax cut deceit

Moody’s the latest to expose tax cut deceit

and January 29, 2018 7

Ratings giant Moody's says Trump's tax cuts will be blown on share buybacks, not investment. Just like CEOs are saying. When will the lies about corporate tax cuts end?

How far will consumer brand partisanship spread?

How far will consumer brand partisanship spread?

January 29, 2018 3

Partisanship among brands may be less acute in Australia than it is in the US, but it's not a trend we can ignore.