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Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 201710 Comments

There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

Women in tech hits new low, jobs data shows

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 20171 Comment

The fall in the level of women in Australia's tech sector continues, while manufacturing had one of its best years of recent times, employment data shows.

Mayne: another 7 long-serving blokes who should retire (including Abbott)

Mayne: another 7 long-serving blokes who should retire (including Abbott)

Stephen MayneMay 23, 20173 Comments

Stephen Mayne is working hard on his list of 100 long-serving men who should retire.

Government stumbles on banking levy, while banks give standard complaints

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 23, 20174 Comments

The government initially claimed the bank levy would help financial competition. That rationale has vanished amid questions over how much the levy will actually raise, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Want to know who will pay for the bank levy? (Hint: it's YOU)

Want to know who will pay for the bank levy? (Hint: it's YOU)

Glenn DyerMay 22, 20177 Comments

Banks expect that the government's new bank levy will be a tax write-off, which will reduce the overall impact on the banks by around one-third.

Anti-dumping commission is also anti-deadline and bad for business

Anti-dumping commission is also anti-deadline and bad for business

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 22, 20176 Comments

If you're a foreign company targeted under Australia's protectionist anti-dumping laws, be prepared to settle in and wait. The bureaucracy responsible for protectionism likes to take it time, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

Should we let small country towns die?

Should we let small country towns die?

Bernard KeaneMay 19, 20178 Comments

The government is looking for a sound policy basis for its regional development policy. It might not have much luck with the Productivity Commission.

Back to the future as Hellman and Friedman bid for Fairfax

Glenn Dyer and Emily WatkinsMay 18, 20171 Comment

A bid for Fairfax this morning comes from an old lover of sorts, Hellman and Friedman, advised by Malcolm Turnbull in the fight for Fairfax in the 1990s.

Reserve Bank needs to solve increasingly complex economic growth puzzle

Reserve Bank needs to solve increasingly complex economic growth puzzle

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneMay 18, 20175 Comments

With weak wages growth, a lack of non-mining investment and high household debt, the Reserve Bank will be reluctantly considering an interest rate cut, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Where's the party? Eerie silence accompanies wage falls

Where's the party? Eerie silence accompanies wage falls

Bernard KeaneMay 18, 201730 Comments

Where have all the advocates of wage cuts gone? Australian workers are too highly paid, business insisted for decades. Now wages are falling, and there's silence.

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