The war against industry super funds by the Liberal Party and sections of the media is unceasing — even a global pandemic is an excuse to attack them.
After the Global Financial Crisis, governments retreated from interventionism. This time around, they're less likely to abandon the powers they are currently wielding.
Qantas and Cochlear are showing that companies are using the coronavirus slowdown to gain the upper hand in the market, Australia should be very wary.
Hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear has become the first cab off the ranks of Australian companies requesting funding to avoid ruin amid the economic downturn.
While Australia faces an investment drought, the government is deterring billions in renewable energy investment because of its climate denialism. The result is more expensive and less reliable power.
Since Joe Hockey dared General Motors to leave in 2013, a fundamental political change has seen Australia re-embrace protectionism, at a far higher cost than the car industry.
While politicians claim they want to support coal miners, the real appeal of coal lies in the tens of billions of dollars in exports it earns every year — and the wealthy interests it funds.
Many predicted years of trouble for the Commonwealth Bank as scandals and regulation engulfed it. Instead it has all proven to be a minor inconvenience as the bank cruises to more success.
Foxtel's subscriber numbers continue to trouble News Corp amid the rise of streaming rivals.