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It's not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

It's not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

Financial regulators are more concerned about tightening credit than about the housing market.

Westpac AGM shows how clueless business elites are 

Westpac AGM shows how clueless business elites are 

Westpac's board was utterly clueless about why shareholders were unhappy with its plan for massive executive bonuses. So are the other banks.

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.

Will Coles and Myer ever hook up again?

Will Coles and Myer ever hook up again?

Once up on a time Coles-Myer was Australia’s largest corporation — what would happen if they gave it another shot?

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

Five minutes ago, Nine and News Corp were bemoaning the unaffordability of housing for young people. Now? Not so much...

Finally, some hope in public policy

Finally, some hope in public policy

While federal politics was offering business-as-usual climate inaction last week, school kids were putting politicians to shame.

Climate wars over: Labor surrenders on emissions reduction methods

Climate wars over: Labor surrenders on emissions reduction methods

After a decade of fighting over how to reduce carbon emissions, Labor has surrendered, rejecting market-based mechanisms in favour of taxpayers footing the bill.

Competition policy is the new, and weird, front line of neoliberalism

Competition policy is the new, and weird, front line of neoliberalism

With widespread agreement that corporations have grown too powerful, is divestment the best way to curb that power? It's a debate many others are having outside Australia.

Time to bust some myths about the 'property crash'

Time to bust some myths about the 'property crash'

Contrary to the clickbait peddlers, there's no property crash. If anything, our financial sector, and the surrounding economy, have become more resilient in recent years.

Fairfax-Nine deal waved through in a bad decision reflecting bad law

Fairfax-Nine deal waved through in a bad decision reflecting bad law

The ACCC's decision to approve Nine's takeover of Fairfax illustrates both a flawed assessment by the competition regulator and the flawed legislation it implements.