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It's time we stopped subsidising the dangerous meat and dairy industries

It's time we stopped subsidising the dangerous meat and dairy industries

The ethical and environmental case for avoiding meat and dairy is overwhelming. We should be moving to close down those industries, not propping them up with taxpayer handouts.

Who foots the bill for northern Australia's insurance problem?

Who foots the bill for northern Australia's insurance problem?

As northern Australia becomes ever more disaster-prone in the face of climate change, what role should governments have in subsidising the insurance and infrastructure of the people who live there?

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

What is wrong in NSW? Consumers in our biggest state are refusing to open their wallets, with retail sales still below the levels of early this year.

What Four Corners left out of the Witness K story

What Four Corners left out of the Witness K story

Four Corners got the facts straight on how the Witness K scandal was born, but there is more to the story.

ACCC avoids the hard challenge of neoliberalism — breaking up monopolies

ACCC avoids the hard challenge of neoliberalism — breaking up monopolies

As platforms like Google and Facebook grow bigger by buying up their competition, we need to decide what we should do about monopolies.

You want a financial services culture review? Start with the Liberal Party.

You want a financial services culture review? Start with the Liberal Party.

While the government wants us to focus on the regulatory failings of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, there's a need for another review — of why the Liberals worked so closely with the big banks.

Private health insurance isn't just a policy mess — it's intergenerational war

Private health insurance isn't just a policy mess — it's intergenerational war

Private health insurance is another front in our society’s widespread economic war on younger people.

Any Pyne inquiry should take a hard look at the big four

Any Pyne inquiry should take a hard look at the big four

Christopher Pyne's role with a big four consulting firm is less important than the relentless growth of those firms within government. That's what a Senate inquiry should examine.

Struggling Seven West Media removed from the ASX 200

Struggling Seven West Media removed from the ASX 200

Dropping from the ASX 200 is both a natural conclusion and a sign of things to come for Seven West Media, whose share price has been sluggish for months.

The banks are bastards — and making you wealthier

The banks are bastards — and making you wealthier

Despite the fallout of the banking royal commission, the big banks have led the way in lifting the stock market in 2018-19.