Bernard KeaneDec 1, 201614 Comments
The local content rules in the ABCC legislation have been met, for the most part, with silence. This is how we end up returning to protectionism.
Bernard KeaneNov 30, 201619 Comments
The government has established a new set of protectionist local content and standard requirements for the building industry as part of the ABCC bill -- which was designed to make life easier for builders.
Nov 30, 2016
The OECD's recent track record on the Australian economy has been poor -- will this finally be the time the Paris econocrats get it right, ask Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
Helen RazerNov 29, 201626 Comments
They'd all much prefer to live in a world with a Universal Basic Income safety net.
Nov 28, 20164 Comments
Communities around the world rallied to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership long before Trump was President-elect, writes GetUp's lead campaigner on the TPP Daney Faddoul.
Bernard KeaneNov 24, 201619 Comments
The government has announced further steps in the development of its infrastructure plans -- including a brave inquiry into charging motorists for their road use.
Glenn DyerNov 24, 2016
The move to promote Luci Ellis to the position of assistant governor (economic), has made her the first woman to become what is effectively the central bank’s chief economist.
Nov 24, 20165 Comments
What is the next source for strong wages growth? Despite the fantasies of the Coalition and business, there are none on the horizon, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Nov 23, 201626 Comments
Yesterday’s Credit Suisse wealth report shows a clear majority of OECD countries are getting richer. But Australia is bucking that trend.