Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

September 28, 2017 16

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?

September 26, 2017 15

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

September 25, 2017 1

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

September 22, 2017 2

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

September 19, 2017 8

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

September 19, 2017 2

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

September 19, 2017 29

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?

September 13, 2017 17

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

September 13, 2017 3

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

Nationalisation back on the agenda in politicians’ power panic

Nationalisation back on the agenda in politicians’ power panic

September 12, 2017 26

As politicians panic about the energy crisis they themselves have created, some old ideas are suddenly fashionable again.