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Good debt, bad debt, ugly debt

Good debt, bad debt, ugly debt

Bernard KeaneApr 28, 20174 Comments

Scott Morrison should go all the way with "good debt" and "bad debt" and hand control of infrastructure spending to an independent body rather than politicians.

Gas companies -- especially Santos -- have brought regulation on themselves

Gas companies -- especially Santos -- have brought regulation on themselves

Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201719 Comments

Australia's gas companies have forced Malcolm Turnbull to impose export regulation on them. And all of us who backed liberalisation of energy markets have to accept we were wrong.

Gambling restrictions are an assault on free speech

Gambling restrictions are an assault on free speech

Bernard KeaneApr 21, 201742 Comments

If gambling advertising is so unpopular, then consumers should vote with their feet. Nanny state regulations are just another assault on free speech.

It's official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

It's official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

Bernard KeaneApr 20, 2017

By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.

Even economists think animal welfare laws need to improve

Even economists think animal welfare laws need to improve

Bernard KeaneApr 18, 201712 Comments

The way we develop animal welfare standards in Australia is skewed by industry self-interest and a lack of evidence -- and the Productivity Commission wants to change it.

Small businesses are being fucked over by multinationals, twice

Small businesses are being fucked over by multinationals, twice

Bernard KeaneApr 12, 2017

It's official: some of the world's biggest companies are treating small business as a free bank by holding off repayments for up to four months. But the Business Council says there's no need for regulation.

Yes, Morrison's talking sense on affordable housing

Yes, Morrison's talking sense on affordable housing

Bernard KeaneApr 11, 20173 Comments

Scott Morrison has been working on the challenge of affordable and social housing amid a property boom, and the results aren't too shabby.

Housing and superannuation disaster unfolding before our eyes

Housing and superannuation disaster unfolding before our eyes

Bernard KeaneApr 10, 20171 Comment

A speech by Scott Morrison on housing, while sensible in itself, augurs poorly for the contents of the government's budget centrepiece, a housing affordability package.

Diversity just a survey away at Brolassian

Diversity just a survey away at Brolassian

Bernard KeaneApr 10, 20173 Comments

Australian tech heavyweight Atlassian is brilliant at promoting itself, but not so flash at maintaining its commitment to diversity reporting.

The big banks have dropped Turnbull in it on house prices

The big banks have dropped Turnbull in it on house prices

Bernard KeaneApr 6, 201722 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull would really rather not talk about the tax conditions that lead to out-of-control housing prices, thank you very much.

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