Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Bernard KeaneMar 16, 201735 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull put some old skills to good use yesterday - but his Snowy Hydro proposal will never happen.
Bernard KeaneMar 15, 201743 Comments
We're abandoning good policymaking in Australia and parasites like the mining industry are to blame.
Mar 9, 201718 Comments
While Michaelia Cash has been busy buying investment properties, the jobs market in Australia has crashed, writes economics reporter Alan Austin
Mar 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.
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.