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How to extricate yourself from an energy policy jam

How to extricate yourself from an energy policy jam

Bernard Keane October 18, 2017 48 Comments

There are a few tricks to Malcolm Turnbull's new energy policy. Here's how he did it.

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Bernard Keane October 16, 2017 28 Comments

The problems of our failed electricity market are the same problems that crop up time and again when market economics is applied to crucial services.

Ghost of Abbott haunts Clean Energy Target retreat

Ghost of Abbott haunts Clean Energy Target retreat

Bernard Keane October 10, 2017 25 Comments

The government is banking on using energy policy to differentiate itself from Labor -- but Tony Abbott continues to complicate the issue.

We have enough cheap, easy-to-extract gas to last 100 years. There’s just one problem.

We have enough cheap, easy-to-extract gas to last 100 years. There’s just one problem.

Crikey October 2, 2017 16 Comments

Australia has plenty of cheap gas. The problem is private companies are selling it all overseas, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

Bernard Keane September 28, 2017 8 Comments

The neoliberal World Economic Forum is back with its annual lauding of some of the worst industrial relations laws in the world.

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Bernard Keane September 28, 2017 16 Comments

Having recycled his Snowy Hydro announcement, the Prime Minister is now recycling announcements about securing gas supply. At least he's getting stuck into Labor though.

Gas crisis: warning! warning! warning! Um, what comes next?

Gas crisis: warning! warning! warning! Um, what comes next?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 15 Comments

Gas companies should be careful - the Prime Minister really will use a gas reservation. He will, you know! Don't try him! And what does the competition regulator think of all this?

Rating downgrades won’t help Aussie dollar

Rating downgrades won’t help Aussie dollar

Crikey September 25, 2017 1 Comment

The club of countries with three triple-A credit ratings grows ever smaller, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Banks bail out of wealth management

Banks bail out of wealth management

Bernard Keane September 22, 2017 2 Comments

The era of big banks being all things to all people is coming to an end as the majors offload their wealth management and insurance arms.

What the new CBS deal with Ten deal means for Lachlan Murdoch

What the new CBS deal with Ten deal means for Lachlan Murdoch

Crikey September 19, 2017 8 Comments

As CBS moves on Ten with a bigger, shinier offer, some hard questions for Lachlan Murdoch, write Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer.