Bernard KeaneFeb 16, 20176 Comments
Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.
Feb 9, 201723 Comments
Coal production is falling and the best forecasts show coal consumption starting to decline within a decade. But the government continues to spruik it, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Jan 12, 20173 Comments
Sydney's obsession with building apartments might be enough to keep the construction stimulus to the economy going for a while yet, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard KeaneJan 11, 201712 Comments
The next fight over superannuation will be over the awards system and the way workers are put into a super fund by default. The big banks want in.
Jan 10, 20178 Comments
With some slippery words and some clever sleight-of-hand, The Australian almost makes it look like coal is good for humanity, writes economist John Quiggin
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.
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.
Myriam RobinNov 28, 201614 Comments
Publishing fake news has proven a lucrative business model -- with very real consequences.
Nov 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.