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Time for the government — and media — to tell the truth about cyber hysteria

The government has no right to lecture anyone about cybersecurity while it is party to making the world's IT networks less secure — all in the name of spying for western corporations.

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Why are our universities so powerless? Maybe it's time to buy some influence...

Universities are one of Australia's biggest exporters and a major employer, but are treated with contempt by the government. Is it because they don't fill the coffers of political parties?

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics Chair Tim Wilson (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Excited journalists await Tim Wilson's latest assault on industry super

The Liberal Party continues its hatchet job on funds run by employer groups and unions but strangely overlooks the appalling abuses of retail super funds.

Assistant Superannuation Minister Jane Hume (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Government shoots itself in the foot (yet again) in its war on industry super funds

The government hoped early access to superannuation would embarrass industry super funds. Instead, they've been among the best performers, while some retail super funds have been the worst at giving people their money.

Minister for Energy Angus Taylor. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Party donors win big from government roadmap to more fossil fuel use

The government's energy plan involves gas and discredited carbon capture and storage — both coincidentally the raison d'être of its major donors.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Energy Minister Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Carbon capture and storage a dud but fossil fuel industry's cash capture working well

The government wants to expand its Emissions Reduction Fund to pay fossil fuel companies to increase emissions. Who came up with that idea? Take a guess.

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Time to dump anti-dumping before it inflicts more damage on Australia

Getting rid of tariffs will deliver big wins to businesses and consumers and go some way towards healing the growing rift with China.

Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The minister doth protest too much: China threatens to strike back against Australia's own protectionism

The Chinese regime is threatening to use anti-dumping laws against Australia. We've been doing the same thing to them for years.

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A good old-fashioned commercial property crisis could wreck recovery

History shows that trouble in commercial property ends up roiling the broader economy. That sector is facing both a pandemic shock and longer-term changes that could smash investment plans.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Treasurer recycles News Corp's Google attack. Will it help him? Just ask Malcolm

News Corp falsely claims tech giants like Google steal content from it. And now Josh Frydenberg has endorsed its lies.