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Turnbull caught out on construction industry visas

Turnbull caught out on construction industry visas

Bernard KeaneDec 1, 20164 Comments

The ABCC will have to crack down on construction companies using any foreign labour -- despite what the Prime Minister says.

Crossbenchers carve ABCC bill into the biggest protectionist turkey in decades

Crossbenchers carve ABCC bill into the biggest protectionist turkey in decades

Bernard KeaneNov 30, 201619 Comments

The government has established a new set of protectionist local content and standard requirements for the building industry as part of the ABCC bill -- which was designed to make life easier for builders.

News, news everywhere, but not a word of it is real

News, news everywhere, but not a word of it is real

Myriam RobinNov 28, 201614 Comments

Publishing fake news has proven a lucrative business model -- with very real consequences.

ACCC pursues ANZ, Macquarie for cartel conduct

ACCC pursues ANZ, Macquarie for cartel conduct

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneNov 28, 20164 Comments

While the government is fiddling about with a banking tribunal, more revelations of banking misconduct have emerged, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Getting a sugar rush from controlling the poor

Getting a sugar rush from controlling the poor

Bernard KeaneNov 25, 201631 Comments

For nanny statists, there'll always be another threat to exploit to impose controls on low-income people. The sugar tax is only the latest.

Cutting the brakes on a runaway housing market

Cutting the brakes on a runaway housing market

Jason MurphyNov 21, 20162 Comments

The question isn't if we can do it. The question is whether we can do it fast enough.

Best not to assume coal will heat up revenue, Treasurer

Best not to assume coal will heat up revenue, Treasurer

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneNov 21, 20162 Comments

Whether coal prices provide a decent budget bounce will depend on what sort of winter China has as the Xi regime moves to ensure heating supplies, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Trade agreements suck. Let's stop forging them.

Trade agreements suck. Let's stop forging them.

Bernard KeaneNov 16, 201615 Comments

Trade agreement deliver few benefits that simply removing our tariff barriers wouldn't provide -- and doing the latter is much quicker and cheaper.

Want to cut construction costs? Try dumping.

Want to cut construction costs? Try dumping.

Bernard KeaneNov 8, 20168 Comments

The government could carve $2 billion out of the costs of the construction sector right now -- but instead wants to increase those costs, and Labor, business and the unions agree.

Hazelwood closure highlights lack of transition planning

Hazelwood closure highlights lack of transition planning

Bernard KeaneNov 7, 20166 Comments

It should be a no-brainer for governments to proactively develop plans for local communities to deal with the closure of coal-fired power generators. Instead, they're reacting and leaving it to the private sector to drive policy.

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