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Forget the pandemic, it's time for enemies of industry funds to get square

Forget the pandemic, it's time for enemies of industry funds to get square

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.

RIP neoliberalism: 1975-2020? Maybe, maybe not.

RIP neoliberalism: 1975-2020? Maybe, maybe not.

After the Global Financial Crisis, governments retreated from interventionism. This time around, they're less likely to abandon the powers they are currently wielding.

Corporate Darwinism emerges as businesses put the squeeze on rivals

Corporate Darwinism emerges as businesses put the squeeze on rivals

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.

Cochlear hears the music, goes to market to stave off coronavirus collapse

Cochlear hears the music, goes to market to stave off coronavirus collapse

Hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear has become the first cab off the ranks of Australian companies requesting funding to avoid ruin amid the economic downturn.

Speaking the truth about power: the Coalition is hurting reliability, affordability and competition

Speaking the truth about power: the Coalition is hurting reliability, affordability and competition

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.

The car industry is the latest casualty of Australia's new era of protectionism

The car industry is the latest casualty of Australia's new era of protectionism

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.

The real reason why everyone thinks Queensland coal miners totally rock

The real reason why everyone thinks Queensland coal miners totally rock

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.

What royal commission? Commonwealth Bank proves impervious to pain

What royal commission? Commonwealth Bank proves impervious to pain

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.

News Corp results reveal Foxtel still in free fall

News Corp results reveal Foxtel still in free fall

Foxtel's subscriber numbers continue to trouble News Corp amid the rise of streaming rivals.

The governor is trapped. There are ways to save him

The governor is trapped. There are ways to save him

The RBA — like the rest of Australia — is trapped by the government's policies of stagnation and surplus-addiction.