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World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

Bernard Keane September 28, 2017 8 Comments

The neoliberal World Economic Forum is back with its annual lauding of some of the worst industrial relations laws in the world.

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Bernard Keane September 28, 2017 16 Comments

Having recycled his Snowy Hydro announcement, the Prime Minister is now recycling announcements about securing gas supply. At least he's getting stuck into Labor though.

Gas crisis: warning! warning! warning! Um, what comes next?

Gas crisis: warning! warning! warning! Um, what comes next?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 15 Comments

Gas companies should be careful - the Prime Minister really will use a gas reservation. He will, you know! Don't try him! And what does the competition regulator think of all this?

Rating downgrades won’t help Aussie dollar

Rating downgrades won’t help Aussie dollar

Crikey September 25, 2017 1 Comment

The club of countries with three triple-A credit ratings grows ever smaller, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Banks bail out of wealth management

Banks bail out of wealth management

Bernard Keane September 22, 2017 2 Comments

The era of big banks being all things to all people is coming to an end as the majors offload their wealth management and insurance arms.

What the new CBS deal with Ten deal means for Lachlan Murdoch

What the new CBS deal with Ten deal means for Lachlan Murdoch

Crikey September 19, 2017 8 Comments

As CBS moves on Ten with a bigger, shinier offer, some hard questions for Lachlan Murdoch, write Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer.

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

Bernard Keane September 19, 2017 2 Comments

We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.

Sugar tax unhelpful and unnecessary but try telling the nanny statists

Sugar tax unhelpful and unnecessary but try telling the nanny statists

Bernard Keane September 19, 2017 29 Comments

Paternalists continue to demand sugar taxes despite clear evidence they don't work. But facts don 't matter to nanny statists.

Could energy uncertainty be the gift that keeps on giving for Turnbull?

Could energy uncertainty be the gift that keeps on giving for Turnbull?

Bernard Keane September 13, 2017 17 Comments

By prolonging uncertainty around investment in energy generation, the government gives itself scope to keep blaming Labor and renewables for blackouts -- at least until voters wake up to it.

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Bernard Keane September 13, 2017 3 Comments

Once feared by governments, mining multinationals are now discovering that the growing hostility to neoliberalism has left them exposed.