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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.

Trivago ruling opens a can of worms for booking websites

Trivago ruling opens a can of worms for booking websites

Hotel booking site Trivago has been slammed for misleading customers, and the rest of the the cost-per-click industry could soon feel the effects.

What will Morrison's bushfire moment be?

What will Morrison's bushfire moment be?

If a city blanketed in smoke can't shift Scott Morrison's climate denialism, what will? Perhaps trade sanctions against Australia.

Agriculture is our big productivity success story. So why aren't we celebrating?

Agriculture is our big productivity success story. So why aren't we celebrating?

Australian agriculture is our productivity success story. But the reaction to it suggests maybe we don't want productivity quite as much as we say we do.

Banking culture wars a battle with no winners

Banking culture wars a battle with no winners

Despite years of talk about fixing bank culture, Westpac shows us nothing has changed.

Westpac's outrages point to a deep cultural malaise in Australian capitalism

Westpac's outrages point to a deep cultural malaise in Australian capitalism

Westpac is at the very heart of the Australian economy and Australian politics. Austrac's allegations about money laundering reveal something rotten inside it.

Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

The persistence of climate denialism in Australian politics reflects the wealth of mining and energy companies prepared to use a deeply flawed political system to wield power.