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Things are about to get rocky for the banks as regulators pull them ashore

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMar 22, 20177 Comments

While a banking inquiry draws ever nearer, property investment lending is now in the target sights of financial regulators as concerns about apartment building grow, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

In the G20, failure has a hundred fathers

In the G20, failure has a hundred fathers

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMar 20, 20175 Comments

The G20 has formally abandoned free trade, under pressure from the United States. Meantime, Scott Morrison is hyping his own role, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Full-time work soon to be the privilege of a wealthy few in Australia

Full-time work soon to be the privilege of a wealthy few in Australia

Alan AustinMar 20, 201712 Comments

Soon after Tony Abbott’s Coalition government implemented its changes to the budget, employment policy, the tax regime and trade relations, the ratio of Australians in full-time work fell below 42% for the first time ever, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

The secret of the gas crisis is that it is bullshit

The secret of the gas crisis is that it is bullshit

Claire ConnellyMar 16, 201714 Comments

The only real gas crisis is that suppliers are artificially keeping supply low to drive up prices, writes freelance journalist Claire Connelly.

Turnbull lifts his game on gas -- as a key reform era ends

Turnbull lifts his game on gas -- as a key reform era ends

Bernard KeaneMar 16, 201735 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull put some old skills to good use yesterday - but his Snowy Hydro proposal will never happen.

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

Bernard KeaneMar 15, 201743 Comments

We're abandoning good policymaking in Australia and parasites like the mining industry are to blame.

Is Michaelia Cash Australia's worst employment minister ever?

Is Michaelia Cash Australia's worst employment minister ever?

Alan AustinMar 9, 201718 Comments

While Michaelia Cash has been busy buying investment properties, the jobs market in Australia has crashed, writes economics reporter Alan Austin

The regulator is coming for commercial property

The regulator is coming for commercial property

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneMar 7, 20172 Comments

The financial regulator has issued a stern warning to banks about commercial property lending -- the area where property crunches usually start, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

What have the elites ever done for us?

What have the elites ever done for us?

Bernard KeaneMar 6, 201753 Comments

Our policymaking elite hasn't performed that badly on the big issues for Australian voters -- but they're demonised anyway. Mostly because they themselves do the demonising.

How to tell if penalty rate cuts are working

How to tell if penalty rate cuts are working

Bernard KeaneMar 3, 20174 Comments

Determining whether cuts to penalty rates will have any benefits beyond business bottom lines will be difficult, but there are some data available.

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