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IMF, G20 capitulate to Trump’s war against free trade

IMF, G20 capitulate to Trump’s war against free trade

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneApr 24, 20172 Comments

References to fighting protectionism are now verboten in the world's premier economic bodies as the Trump denialism has to be accommodated, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

The 457 ways to keep foreign workers while pandering to racists

The 457 ways to keep foreign workers while pandering to racists

Bernard KeaneApr 19, 201747 Comments

Under the pretence of abolishing a catalyst for xenophobic populism, Malcolm Turnbull is leaving a mostly successful skilled migration program intact.

Forget housing, the real budget test is on wages and growth

Forget housing, the real budget test is on wages and growth

Bernard KeaneApr 13, 20176 Comments

While the political focus is elsewhere, continuing soft employment and wages growth suggests the government's budget challenge is a complex one, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Why the split on super for housing?

Why the split on super for housing?

Bernard KeaneApr 13, 201714 Comments

The push to allow superannuation to be used for housing is part of a wider right-wing attack on super, a sector deeply hated by many Liberals.

Small businesses are being fucked over by multinationals, twice

Small businesses are being fucked over by multinationals, twice

Bernard KeaneApr 12, 2017

It's official: some of the world's biggest companies are treating small business as a free bank by holding off repayments for up to four months. But the Business Council says there's no need for regulation.

Yes, Morrison's talking sense on affordable housing

Yes, Morrison's talking sense on affordable housing

Bernard KeaneApr 11, 20173 Comments

Scott Morrison has been working on the challenge of affordable and social housing amid a property boom, and the results aren't too shabby.

International students need greater protection from being underpaid

International students need greater protection from being underpaid

Bernard KeaneApr 11, 20176 Comments

International students appear regularly in stories about underpayment of workers. They're vulnerable and often unaware of their rights, and we don't even know how much they're being exploited.

Housing policy turning into a division-driven debacle

Housing policy turning into a division-driven debacle

Bernard KeaneApr 11, 201728 Comments

The government's efforts to create a worthwhile housing affordability package are being wrecked by internal division, with Scott Morrison the clear loser.

Turnbull goes for gold in cliche Olympics

Turnbull goes for gold in cliche Olympics

Bernard KeaneApr 7, 201719 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull says competition is quintessentially Australian -- and he's right. The kind of competition that involves lots of government handouts, that is.

The big banks have dropped Turnbull in it on house prices

The big banks have dropped Turnbull in it on house prices

Bernard KeaneApr 6, 201722 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull would really rather not talk about the tax conditions that lead to out-of-control housing prices, thank you very much.

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