Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 20176 Comments
The Fair Work Commission's attack on penalty rates will only reinforce Labor's narrative of a government hell-bent on attacking low-income earners.
Feb 23, 201713 Comments
Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard KeaneFeb 22, 201735 Comments
Businessman Dick Smith attacking immigration as a threat to our economy is both wrong-headed and encourages anti-immigrant sentiment in the community.
Feb 22, 20177 Comments
At this point, it is a recommendation from a number of health experts, which would place a levy on sugary drinks in order to mitigate obesity rates, writes Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.
Feb 21, 201726 Comments
Posturing by business on energy policy is a disguise for self-interest and a demand for more handouts and protection for companies like BlueScope Steel, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
Adam SchwabFeb 20, 201711 Comments
Now everyone (other than perhaps wealthy land barons) hopefully agree expensive housing is a problem that needs fixing, but what’s the best way to do it?
Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20176 Comments
Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.
Helen RazerFeb 14, 201728 Comments
If you’re young, the future looks very bleak indeed, and our so-called leaders aren’t doing jack to help you.
Feb 13, 20173 Comments
Swiss voters have rejected a company tax cut -- suspecting that they would be the ones to end up paying for it, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Feb 10, 20178 Comments
And the ISDS needs to be killed, too, writes former deputy secretary of Prime Minister & Cabinet Greg Wood.