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What drought? The relief fund that's overflowing with farmers' cash

What drought? The relief fund that's overflowing with farmers' cash

While NSW and Queensland are apparently gripped by drought, farmers are pouring billions into a taxpayer-funded drought resilience scheme.

In appeasing the right, Turnbull veers hard left

In appeasing the right, Turnbull veers hard left

Malcolm Turnbull has embraced a hardline interventionist policy in the energy sector — one that would have had critics howling about socialism if Labor had done the same.

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.

Retail super fund horror show requires compensation

Retail super fund horror show requires compensation

The royal commission has shown that things in the retail super fund are far, far worse than suspected.

ASIC's army of agents won't do a thing. Let the ACCC at the banks.

ASIC's army of agents won't do a thing. Let the ACCC at the banks.

ASIC's plan to send agents into banks to detect wrongdoing misses the point that ASIC rarely prosecutes anyone.

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

Drought relief isn't needed by most farmers, who are prepared for drought. In fact, it discourages them from making the right decisions to achieve resilience.

Nuclear industry optimistic as mines shutter and costs blow out

Nuclear industry optimistic as mines shutter and costs blow out

All's well in nuclear power, the industry insists, as further delays and cost blowouts hit new reactors.

Industry super dominance now an open embarrassment to business

Industry super dominance now an open embarrassment to business

Yet again, industry super funds have dominated the ranks of the best superannuation performers. What on earth are the big banks doing?

CEO pay surges while workers go backward

CEO pay surges while workers go backward

While Australia's private sector workers went backwards in 2016-17, CEOs enjoyed a 10%-plus pay rise, new data shows.

The energy cartels holding Australian gas prices ransom

The energy cartels holding Australian gas prices ransom

A policy for domestic gas reservation is long overdue in Australia. But do we lack the political will?