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The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

The Nationals' nonsense on agriculture exposed

Bernard KeaneJul 21, 20164 Comments

The Productivity Commission has slammed a range of Nationals-imposed restrictions on agriculture in a new draft report.

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Keane: Turnbull's reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

Bernard KeaneJul 19, 201615 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle illustrates that the only economic agenda this government has is propping up local manufacturing.

Election spooks credit agency, Australia now on negative outlook

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneJul 7, 20163 Comments

As feared, the election result has prompted one of the major ratings agencies to put Australia on negative outlook for its prized triple-A credit rating -- but so far the impacts are limited, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Brexit threatens Australia's credit rating as agencies watch the Senate

Brexit threatens Australia's credit rating as agencies watch the Senate

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneJun 29, 20167 Comments

Australia's credit rating will come under real pressure if the election produces a result that suggests whoever is in government will struggle to get spending under control, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

China as repressive as ever, but Australia lacks Hawke's moral fibre

China as repressive as ever, but Australia lacks Hawke's moral fibre

Michael SainsburyJun 6, 20165 Comments

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre Australia needs a politician to stand up to China, as Bob Hawke did. But pollies with that moral rectitude are thin on the ground.

Holy cow! What is wrong with the dairy industry?

Holy cow! What is wrong with the dairy industry?

Cassidy KnowltonJun 2, 20164 Comments

Everything you want to know about the current ructions in the dairy industry, explained.

Business takes time out from write-downs to lecture the rest of us

CrikeyMay 26, 20168 Comments

It'd be fine for business to lecture the rest of us about public policy if they weren't busy trashing billions in shareholder wealth. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Dairy farmers need to stop crying over cheap milk

Dairy farmers need to stop crying over cheap milk

Jason MurphyMay 20, 201613 Comments

Yes, dairy farmers are doing it tough. But commodity prices rise and fall, and the government can't bail out every commodity maker.

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Michael SainsburyMay 4, 20164 Comments

ScoMo has it wrong on China. But don't worry, Moz, almost all Aussie treasurers do.

Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201639 Comments

The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.

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