Bernard KeaneDec 1, 20164 Comments
The ABCC will have to crack down on construction companies using any foreign labour -- despite what the Prime Minister says.
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.
Myriam RobinNov 28, 201614 Comments
Publishing fake news has proven a lucrative business model -- with very real consequences.
Nov 28, 20164 Comments
While the government is fiddling about with a banking tribunal, more revelations of banking misconduct have emerged, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Bernard KeaneNov 25, 201631 Comments
For nanny statists, there'll always be another threat to exploit to impose controls on low-income people. The sugar tax is only the latest.
Jason MurphyNov 21, 20162 Comments
The question isn't if we can do it. The question is whether we can do it fast enough.
Nov 21, 20162 Comments
Whether coal prices provide a decent budget bounce will depend on what sort of winter China has as the Xi regime moves to ensure heating supplies, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Bernard KeaneNov 16, 201615 Comments
Trade agreement deliver few benefits that simply removing our tariff barriers wouldn't provide -- and doing the latter is much quicker and cheaper.
Bernard KeaneNov 8, 20168 Comments
The government could carve $2 billion out of the costs of the construction sector right now -- but instead wants to increase those costs, and Labor, business and the unions agree.
Bernard KeaneNov 7, 20166 Comments
It should be a no-brainer for governments to proactively develop plans for local communities to deal with the closure of coal-fired power generators. Instead, they're reacting and leaving it to the private sector to drive policy.