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Have dodgy pollies really cost Australia $72 billion?

January 12, 2018 14

This week The Australia Institute made headlines with a report claiming the nation's corruption (or perception thereof) has cost us $72 billion since 2012. We put the question to TAI's research director Rod Campbell: are we really that dodgy?

Fairfax shifts focus to listing Domain on ASX

August 16, 2017

Fairfax media, like News Corp, is trying to separate their profitable real estate listings business Domain from their struggling news media operations.

Shifting political faultlines make life harder for Turnbull

December 15, 2016 21

Shifts in economics and role-reversals mean our major parties are in very different positions to where they were five years ago.

‘Jobs and growth’? Trickle-down economics finally dead, buried and cremated

July 4, 2016 11

Company tax cuts get politically and economically smashed as trickle-down economics tacks a battering, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Ben Oquist.

Spitballing policy ideas

May 17, 2016 1

Crikey readers discuss politics and policy.

What the ‘phenomenal’ small business write-off is really worth

What the ‘phenomenal’ small business write-off is really worth

May 20, 2015 9

Get ready for a lot more asset write-off announcements in future, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

The importance of The Daily Mail

January 21, 2014 1

Crikey readers talk the demise of Fleet Street, comparing drugs to gay sex, and what the hell is wrong with Australia Post.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

September 25, 2013 3

What in the world is going on in Germany? The Left parties could form a coalition government without Angela Merkel, but they won't. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

Gendernomics: more women needed in key policy agencies

November 5, 2012 9

Women are missing from some of our most important policy-making agencies, with real consequences for economic policy. Treasury, at least, is trying to improve.

Why losing the World Cup bid is an economic win

December 3, 2010

There is very little economic gain to be had by hosting giant sporting events, writes economist Dennis Coates. So why do countries -- and Australia is as guilty as the rest of them -- continue to overbid for them?