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Labor panders to dairy farmers with 'harebrained' milk proposal

Labor panders to dairy farmers with 'harebrained' milk proposal

Labor's proposal for a floor price for milk reflects an inability to see that agriculture is an industry like any other.

What Hayne should have done

What Hayne should have done

Kenneth Hayne failed to tackle the structural flaws of the financial industry in his royal commission recommendations. This is what he should have suggested.

Hayne can't turn an ASIC watchpoodle into an attack dog

Hayne can't turn an ASIC watchpoodle into an attack dog

Kenneth Hayne's retention of the current consumer protections for financial services will guarantee a repeat of ASIC's failings for a long time to come.

Beware vested interests on the 'credit squeeze' and property price spin

Beware vested interests on the 'credit squeeze' and property price spin

The Australian media is screaming about the sky falling but, once again, the facts don't really back that up.

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Irrigators have been getting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to return water to the Murray-Darling when far less expensive, and more effective, ways of achieving the same goal have been ignored by governments.

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

The Reserve Bank will be watching the summer auction season closely for any glimpse of the the housing market's changing fortunes.

Victims of superannuation fee rip-offs should be compensated

Victims of superannuation fee rip-offs should be compensated

While we're focused on what to do about under-performing superannuation funds, there's also the question of compensation for the egregious behaviour of financial institutions.

Why is the Fin Review backing this absurd super proposal?

Why is the Fin Review backing this absurd super proposal?

Based on its recent performance under Peter Costello, the Future Fund shouldn't be allowed anywhere near super. So why is a publication controlled by Peter Costello's company spruiking the idea?

NAB, ANZ, Westpac cop a hiding — so why didn't the Commonwealth?

NAB, ANZ, Westpac cop a hiding — so why didn't the Commonwealth?

NAB's board proved out of touch with 90% of its shareholders. But why didn't the Commonwealth Bank's shareholders react the same?

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

The NEG died and Adani didn't. Crikey reviews 2018 in energy policy.