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NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

NBN farce the result of a neoliberal absurdity

Bernard Keane October 24, 2017 25 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull says we shouldn't have started from where we did on the NBN -- problem is, we didn't have much choice, thanks to market economics.

Salmon giant Tassal needs to admit it’s losing the war on climate change

Salmon giant Tassal needs to admit it’s losing the war on climate change

Stephen Mayne October 24, 2017 13 Comments

Tasmanian salmon farming giant Tassal has been beleaguered by falling domestic prices and environmental negligence. What can the giant do to mend its ways?

Where’s this media company merger frenzy we were told would happen?

Where’s this media company merger frenzy we were told would happen?

Christopher Warren October 23, 2017

With media reform dreams now a reality, the stage should be set for a merger frenzy. So where is it?

Australians’ love for local car manufacturing is misplaced

Australians’ love for local car manufacturing is misplaced

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 20 Comments

The car industry cost Australians billions of dollars based on a misguided sense that car manufacturing was more important than other industries. But in retrospect, it looks cheap.

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

Bernard Keane October 19, 2017 11 Comments

The Brits had a go at Rio Tinto and have already settled. The Americans are now having their go. But in Australia, our corporate regulator is studiously silent.

The company that called the mining tax a ‘sovereign risk’ has been charged with fraud

The company that called the mining tax a ‘sovereign risk’ has been charged with fraud

Bernard Keane October 18, 2017 9 Comments

While they were lecturing Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard about tax, Rio Tinto was engaged in massive destruction of shareholder wealth. Now the US corporate regulator is gunning for them.

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Bernard Keane October 16, 2017 28 Comments

The problems of our failed electricity market are the same problems that crop up time and again when market economics is applied to crucial services.

Fox tries to placate critics after sexual harassment scandals

Fox tries to placate critics after sexual harassment scandals

Glenn Dyer October 16, 2017 1 Comment

It's unclear as to whether this strategy will convince anyone anywhere.

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Glenn Dyer October 13, 2017

A Republican Congressman and early Trump supporter is under investigation amid suspicions he gave a leg-up to an Australian biotech company

Will Seven West Media’s $30m dividend next week be its last?

Will Seven West Media’s $30m dividend next week be its last?

Crikey October 13, 2017 1 Comment

Seven’s shares hit a record low of 63c last Friday and closed at 64c last night -- -- even as the broader sharemarket hit a three-month high. Things do not look good, write Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne.