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Struggling Seven West Media removed from the ASX 200

Struggling Seven West Media removed from the ASX 200

Dropping from the ASX 200 is both a natural conclusion and a sign of things to come for Seven West Media, whose share price has been sluggish for months.

The banks are bastards — and making you wealthier

The banks are bastards — and making you wealthier

Despite the fallout of the banking royal commission, the big banks have led the way in lifting the stock market in 2018-19.

It's a gas, man — how government failure is killing manufacturing

It's a gas, man — how government failure is killing manufacturing

Manufacturers are closing their doors as higher gas prices again bite, but it seems there's no one home on energy policy in the Morrison government.

Welcome Paul Fletcher, new communications undertaker

Welcome Paul Fletcher, new communications undertaker

Paul Fletcher will have the best seat in the house for an extended funeral of the Australian media sector.

No wonder the real estate agents went against Labor

No wonder the real estate agents went against Labor

A glance at movements in share prices since the election shows who expects to do well out of the Coalition’s win. (Spoiler: it’s the finance sector.)

The pressure is on for more media mergers

The pressure is on for more media mergers

With ad revenues down across the board, don't be surprised if you see more legacy media companies pushing for mergers this year.

ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

The government's last-minute mortgage insurance scheme is yet another counterproductive housing policy set up to fail.

Floundering Liberals embrace interventionism as the walls close in

Floundering Liberals embrace interventionism as the walls close in

A desperate Scott Morrison has ignored his own advice of a week ago and launched an interventionist housing subsidy policy that will push house prices up — if it works at all.

Labor reveals price tag for resolving childcare tensions

Labor reveals price tag for resolving childcare tensions

Labor's massive plan to increase subsidies for and wages in childcare will accelerate the transformation of a sector plagued by competing priorities.

Coal is a killer and will poison Morrison's pork barrel

Coal is a killer and will poison Morrison's pork barrel

The Morrison government is promising to consider spending billions to build something that will kill large numbers of people in the communities around it.