Bernard Keane September 19, 2017 2 Comments
We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.
Bernard Keane August 28, 2017 28 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull's Snowy Hydro 2.0 is a couple of small announcements masquerading as a "gamechanger" in energy policy -- one the Productivity Commission fears will be a white elephant.
Crikey July 27, 2017
What would Jesus do? ... chip budget for Treasury ... made-up Brisbane suburbs ...
Alan Davies July 4, 2017 10 Comments
Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.
Crikey May 31, 2017 4 Comments
How much are we spending on infrastructure? ... where's Albo? ... an evening of cultural cringe ...
Bernard Keane May 24, 2017 10 Comments
There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.
Bernard Keane May 9, 2017 1 Comment
This is, as promised, an infrastructure budget, even though some of the infrastructure projects are weird, wacky or just plain dumb.
Crikey May 9, 2017
Infrastructure spending won't just be crucial to the government's political fortunes -- if the Reserve Bank is right, it might play an unexpectedly important role in supporting economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
Bernard Keane May 1, 2017 19 Comments
The 2017 budget is shaping up as another attack on young people in the form of education fee hikes and the squibbing of meaningful fixes for housing affordability.