June 5, 2012 66
The chorus has been building for months from Coalition figures across the country: "now is not the time to introduce a carbon tax". But if now's a bad time to introduce a new tax, 2000 was much worse.
May 31, 2012 30
As Julia Gillard tries one last recovery strategy, Labor finds itself in the unusual position of having a good day. But that never lasts long for Gillard.
May 24, 2012 21
The closure of the Kurri Kurri smelter lifts the lid not merely on a troubled industry but a troubled policy process.
March 1, 2012 54
The government's decision to end the solar hot water program sheds a light on the self-contradictory tax system.
February 16, 2012 6
Climate change and human rights questions dominated the week at the Our Say People's Question.
February 2, 2012 157
Tony Abbott is boasting of saving $4 billion, which will be long gone when he gets into office.
December 20, 2011 46
2011 was the biggest year in economic policy for a long time - which isn't saying much. What was best and worst?
November 22, 2011 1
Just days after its AGM, BlueScope has gone out fundraising -- despite getting access to hundreds of millions in taxpayer assistance.
November 21, 2011 44
Voters back the mining tax but oppose uranium exports to India, today's Essential Report shows. And voters are less concerned about a return to Workchoices.
November 8, 2011 186
The passage of the government's carbon pricing package is a major victory for the Greens. Even if it's so weak it needs to be bolstered by an extensive array of taxpayer spending
October 18, 2011 50
The opposition is pursuing a clear strategy of trying to scare investors away from anything to do with renewables. And some others are joining in.
September 14, 2011 190
Politicians insist parliamentary debates are important but there's no evidence they are. The collection of speeches given to a chamber almost entirely devoid of life plays no role in improving legislation.
August 1, 2011
Opposition to the Malaysian Solution has spiked, and Labor's carbon pricing campaign isn't working.
August 1, 2011 43
The carbon price "debate" shows the effects of decades of spin. "Carbon cops", busting down your front door and scaring the kids in pursuit of unauthorised emissions, had been invented by the Coalition.
July 28, 2011 43
Now that Australia is officially a "safe haven" it's time to nail the myth of sovereign risk.
July 27, 2011 12
It isn't just dodgy industry claims about the carbon price that circulate through the media.
July 21, 2011 90
Tony Abbott has racked up three howlers on a carbon price in the last week and they've all received critical media coverage, even if they're wrong.
July 19, 2011 138
Only younger and lower-income voters are even faintly attracted to the government's carbon pricing package.
July 15, 2011 176
Repealing a carbon price will come with some complications, and not just for a government.
July 14, 2011 29
Five months on, the Prime Minister still can't answer voters' complaints that she lied to them on a carbon price.