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Productivity Commission warns we're spiralling into protectionism

Productivity Commission warns we're spiralling into protectionism

Bernard KeaneJul 26, 20165 Comments

The Productivity Commission has again attacked creeping protectionism within government, this time focusing on the decision to locally build the next generation of naval submarines.

Morrison doubles down on dumbness in the face of populist attack

Morrison doubles down on dumbness in the face of populist attack

Bernard KeaneJul 25, 201611 Comments

If Scott Morrison understands the challenge posed by the resurgence of economic protectionism in Australia, he shows no sign of it.

The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

Bernard KeaneJul 21, 20164 Comments

The Productivity Commission has slammed a range of Nationals-imposed restrictions on agriculture in a new draft report.

Keane: we lack the communicators to effectively fight populists

Keane: we lack the communicators to effectively fight populists

Bernard KeaneJul 20, 201612 Comments

Once Australia had politicians who could effectively argue the benefits of economic reform. Now our leaders lack the smarts.

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Bernard KeaneJul 19, 201615 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle illustrates that the only economic agenda this government has is propping up local manufacturing.

Why you think the sharemarket is about to crash, even if it isn't

Why you think the sharemarket is about to crash, even if it isn't

Jason MurphyJul 19, 20163 Comments

Should you worry that the Australian economy is about to come crashing down? Well, yes ... and no.

Bad luck o' the Irish: low-tax paradise soon turns into dystopia

Bad luck o' the Irish: low-tax paradise soon turns into dystopia

Glenn DyerJul 14, 2016

Attention: Malcolm Turnbull. Company tax cuts do not grow the economy. They create artificial growth and lead to recessions.

Henry Tax Review a noble, but useless, exercise

Jason MurphyJul 12, 20162 Comments

The review model, anyone would concede, served us well in the past. But no more.

Turnbull must confront his fiscal challenge head-on

Turnbull must confront his fiscal challenge head-on

Bernard KeaneJul 11, 201620 Comments

Finally elected in his own right, Malcolm Turnbull needs to move quickly to stamp his authority on the government's fiscal direction.

Morrison can run but can't hide from S&P

Morrison can run but can't hide from S&P

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerJul 8, 201626 Comments

After years of profligacy and handouts to its mates, the Liberal Party has now been called out on its lax approach to fiscal policy, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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