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Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

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.

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerFeb 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.

Dick Smith versus the migrants

Dick Smith versus the migrants

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.

What is the 'sugar tax' and who reckons it's a good idea?

What is the 'sugar tax' and who reckons it's a good idea?

Sophie HeizerFeb 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.

BlueScope's amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

BlueScope's amnesia powers its energy hypocrisy

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneFeb 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.

How to solve housing affordability literally overnight

How to solve housing affordability literally overnight

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?

Government's internet shopping tax a dud, doesn't look like it did in the picture

Government's internet shopping tax a dud, doesn't look like it did in the picture

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.

Our kids face a jobless future, and pollies (even Bernie) have been utterly useless

Our kids face a jobless future, and pollies (even Bernie) have been utterly useless

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.

Swiss say no to company tax cuts

Swiss say no to company tax cuts

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneFeb 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.

The TPP is dead, Malcolm, get over it

The TPP is dead, Malcolm, get over it

Greg WoodFeb 10, 20178 Comments

And the ISDS needs to be killed, too, writes former deputy secretary of Prime Minister & Cabinet Greg Wood.

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