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How Wayne Swan's 'no' saved investors millions

How Wayne Swan's 'no' saved investors millions

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneSep 22, 20169 Comments

It's forgotten now, but when Wayne Swan rejected a Singaporean bid for the ASX in 2011, he ended up saving investors a bundle, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Now we know, racists may well represent the 'silent majority'

Now we know, racists may well represent the 'silent majority'

Shakira HusseinSep 22, 201643 Comments

Commentators are expressing shock that 49% of Australians want to ban Muslim immigration, but it shouldn't be surprising.

Hinch's Senate Diary: the things you learn in ComCars (and Ubers)

Hinch's Senate Diary: the things you learn in ComCars (and Ubers)

Derryn HinchSep 22, 20164 Comments

Justice Party Senator Derryn Hinch gets one over on George Brandis -- and yes, addresses those Herald Sun rumours.

Does Treasury believe in climate change?

Does Treasury believe in climate change?

Bernard KeaneSep 22, 20166 Comments

Is climate change real? The Treasury and Prime Minister and Cabinet appear to disagree, if their corporate plans are anything to go by.

Beneath the hokum, Porter offers a way forward on welfare

Beneath the hokum, Porter offers a way forward on welfare

Bernard KeaneSep 21, 201612 Comments

While Christian Porter isn't above partisanship and ideology, his welfare reform proposal should offer an opportunity to deliver more effective welfare, especially for groups to whom we owe an obligation, not the other way round.

What's so good about New Zealand's welfare reforms? Should we copy them?

What's so good about New Zealand's welfare reforms? Should we copy them?

Myriam RobinSep 21, 201619 Comments

Christian Porter talked a lot yesterday about the New Zealand model of welfare and why we should follow the Kiwi example. But what is the New Zealand model, exactly?

The likely winners and losers from Conroy's dramatic exit

The likely winners and losers from Conroy's dramatic exit

Ben ChieflySep 21, 20163 Comments

Speculation mounts around the two vacancies that will be open from the first of October, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Turnbull is not your refugee hero -- he's making Abbott's cuts permanent

Turnbull is not your refugee hero -- he's making Abbott's cuts permanent

Bernard KeaneSep 21, 201615 Comments

Far from increasing our refugee intake, the Prime Minister has announced overnight a permanent cut to the level the government inherited from Labor.

Andrew Bolt's big honking errors on indigenous recognition

Andrew Bolt's big honking errors on indigenous recognition

Michael BradleySep 20, 20168 Comments

Would indigenous recognition (or a treaty) allow indigenous Australians to declare themselves independent from the Commonwealth?

Census demands compulsory follow-up interview, bungles that badly as well

Census demands compulsory follow-up interview, bungles that badly as well

Bernard KeaneSep 20, 20163 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe ... the ABS has hit over 40,000 Australians with demands for census interviews -- and its IT systems are still failing.

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