April 6, 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.
February 14, 2018 4
The highest inflation facing Australian families comes from industries where governments, at least notionally, control prices.
February 9, 2018 8
AGL told the ASX yesterday that its profit had nearly doubled to $622 million from $325 million a year earlier.
September 13, 2017 26
In attempting to keep Liddell going, Turnbull’s government has gone to war against every single principle of capitalism and the free-market.
September 13, 2017 17
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.
September 12, 2017 6
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.
September 12, 2017 26
As politicians panic about the energy crisis they themselves have created, some old ideas are suddenly fashionable again.
September 11, 2017 5
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.
September 7, 2017 3
Is Fred Nile's chief of staff tweeting alt-right propaganda? ... Brandis goes silent ... kids these days ...
September 6, 2017 16
Would you buy a used coal-fired power station from this man? Malcolm Turnbull insists we need to keep running old coal-fired plants to keep the lights on.
August 11, 2017
Need to work out the kinks of "Send Bill to Jail" campaign ... power play ... Abbott's jacket offensive ...
January 20, 2017 3
The right's insistence on maintaining the Alcoa aluminium smelting plant is reactionary: the greenies want Portland to close, and therefore it must be kept open, writes John Quiggin.
February 4, 2016
Is Rupert Murdoch eyeing off Viacom? Plus other business tidbits of the day.
July 7, 2015
Can Greece just start printing money? Plus other business tidbits of the day.
May 27, 2015
Spam is going organic. And being nice to people is a winning business strategy.
February 16, 2015 3
Some coal seam gas types are saying NSW will face a gas shortage this winter. This is nonsense, and they know it.
November 26, 2014 13
Is Queensland's electricity grid caught in a death spiral due to its use of solar power? There are some flaws in the good professor's argument ...
September 8, 2014 7
Queensland nurses unhappy about emails ... Kyle Sandilands gets into finance ... AGL callers get mixed messages ...
August 14, 2014 1
Deloitte not inexperienced with donations ... Surprise! Defence think-tank likes data retention ... DFAT plays real life Monopoly ...
February 27, 2014 2
Santos and AGL hope to drill more gas wells in New South Wales, but as they have an eye on the export market, this is not going to be good news for the hip pockets of gas customers.