Apr 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.