The government hoped early access to superannuation would embarrass industry super funds. Instead, they've been among the best performers, while some retail super funds have been the worst at giving people their money.
Even if overall levels of casualisation remain unchanged, addressing job insecurity might deliver a win for workers, employers and the government itself.
The prime minister wants businesses and unions to 'down weapons' to negotiate industrial reform. But there's a lot they don't agree on.
The biggest changes in the 'not fit for purpose' IR system have disadvantaged workers and empowered employers. Shame journalists keep forgetting that.
Scott Morrison's plan for economic recovery relies on unions and employers working together, presenting both a risk and an opportunity for the union movement.
It's time for a 30-hour working week. Remaking the Australian way of work will need imagination and courage — and a new way of paying for it all. How about COVID bonds?
Reports that consumer spending is back to where it was last year leave out the fact that contactless payments are the new norm.
When even good journalists fail to explore the financial and personal links between companies and policymakers, they allow a pervasive form of institutional corruption to flourish.
The government's energy plan involves gas and discredited carbon capture and storage — both coincidentally the raison d'être of its major donors.