Glenn DyerOct 19, 2016
The Reserve Bank is not going to cut interest rates, maybe not until 2018. It all comes down to the price of beef.
Bernard KeaneOct 19, 20165 Comments
Restoring the ABCC should lead to improved safety in the construction industry, right? Except last time, it oversaw a rise in construction industry deaths.
Adam SchwabOct 17, 20161 Comment
Shareholders of CSL, rightly, told the board to go jump when the board proposed an enormous payrise for the CEO and directors. But don't expect to read that in the Financial Review.
Oct 17, 201612 Comments
The government that was elected on the basis of its wise economic stewardship has increased net debt almost 80% since Labor left office, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.
Stephen MayneOct 13, 2016
The story here seems to be one of a big-talking US executive team persuading a folksy Australian board that the big money should flow like it does in the US pharmaceutical industry.
Bernard KeaneOct 13, 20161 Comment
Estimates of the cost of cybercrime continue to vary wildly as cybersecurity companies hype the risks to customers.
Bernard KeaneOct 13, 2016
Despite an unusual effort to downplay cybersecurity risks, the Australian Cyber Security Centre's latest threat report was the basis for the usual scaremongering.
Glenn DyerOct 11, 20161 Comment
Media companies are lapping up revenue from gambling advertising, even though every dollar lost at a poker machine is a dollar a consumer can't spend elsewhere, which hurts advertising in other areas.
Oct 11, 201611 Comments
Whatever happened to Labor's excellent economic management? The Coalition came along, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.
Bernard KeaneOct 6, 201615 Comments
Invoking energy security at all costs is a recipe for gold-plating and higher power bills -- just ask the Productivity Commission.