July, 2018

ACCC report says little new, but demonstrates the painful arc of neoliberalism

, Jul 11, 2018

There's no mystery or scandal about how we ended up with a badly flawed electricity market — it has followed the broader path of neoliberal reforms in Australia.

Crikey Worm: your superannuation isn’t so super

, May 29, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A landmark report from the Productivity Commission will have you checking on your super. Plus: is AGL Energy as green as it claims? It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: AGL resists mounting pressure

, Apr 06, 2018

Good morning, early birds, and welcome to the new-look Worm. AGL's CEO holds his ground against mounting pressure from the federal government, as well now as the ACCC. Plus, the Commonwealth Bank agrees to repay $26 million to swindled customers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The government is letting us down on inflation

and , Feb 14, 2018

The highest inflation facing Australian families comes from industries where governments, at least notionally, control prices.

So that’s where all your energy money has been going!

, Feb 09, 2018

AGL told the ASX yesterday that its profit had nearly doubled to $622 million from $325 million a year earlier.

Rundle: venceremos, comrade! Turnbull goes to war against capitalism.

, Sep 13, 2017

In attempting to keep Liddell going, Turnbull’s government has gone to war against every single principle of capitalism and the free-market.

Could energy uncertainty be the gift that keeps on giving for Turnbull?

, Sep 13, 2017

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.

Buyer beware: the warning signs for Liddell buyers

, Sep 12, 2017

The Turnbull government really wants someone, anyone, to buy the Liddell coal-fired power plant. But lessons from Hazelwood should remind any potential buyer that an ageing, dying power plant is often more trouble than it's worth.

Nationalisation back on the agenda in politicians’ power panic

, Sep 12, 2017

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

Turnbull plays favourites as pre-Keating economics become ‘cool’ again

, Sep 11, 2017

As interventionism becomes fashionable again, governments will do what they've always done -- play favourites and go after enemies. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.