Topic archives: Paul Howes

Even Keating now admits that neoliberalism should be dragged out the back and shot

May 9, 2017 32

In an interview this week with Troy Bramston, Paul Keating restates his newly emerged view that neoliberalism is a crock.

Who you gonna call? Meet Australia’s biggest media tart

Who you gonna call? Meet Australia’s biggest media tart

May 5, 2014 11

Who's Australia's biggest media tart? From a shallow pool of talent relied on by media to comment on the issues of the day, a few names dominate the airwaves ...

Why the union movement should divorce the ALP

Why the union movement should divorce the ALP

April 3, 2014 23

The two organisations have had a long history, but the past few years of politics shows their union is no longer viable.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 1, 2013 7

The Rupert Murdoch edition: Courier-Mail panics at visit ... News awards itself ... Rupert loves this vid on Lefties ...

Media briefs: Howes dumps <em>Tele</em> … Smith’s woman … Roosters splash …

Media briefs: Howes dumps Tele … Smith’s woman … Roosters splash …

October 7, 2013

Union boss Paul Howes has ditched The Sunday Telegraph for The Australian Financial Review. That and other media tidbits.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

October 2, 2013 6

The Prime Minister's great diplomatic escape from Jakarta is a long way from being the political triumph some are portraying it as.

Media wrap: Bolt gloats as scribes deliver post-mortems

Media wrap: Bolt gloats as scribes deliver post-mortems

September 8, 2013 18

The pundits weigh in on the significance of Abbott's victory. Andrew Bolt and Piers Akerman, unsurprisingly, are over the moon.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 9, 2013

Paul Howes feted as new hero of the Right on IR ... questions about IBM's visa use ... Bob Katter's high-tech campaign material ...

$600b in voting rights wasted, now unions rally on super funds

January 25, 2013 10

The local labour movement is becoming increasingly bullish about how its members' superannuation money is invested. What happens if more unions start putting their money where their mouths are?

Qantas spinner and the union chief: conflict of interest?

November 5, 2012 5

Media, politics and business tongues are wagging after an intriguing new couple stepped out on the town. But is the partnership of Qantas' Olivia Wirth and AWU boss Paul Howes a conflict?

Green-hating News Ltd confirms Howes on the payroll

July 18, 2012 7

Ever since Senator John Faulkner told Paul Howes to "put a sock in it" last Sunday, the frenetic media tart, AWU national secretary and political kingmaker has been surprisingly quiet.

Rundle: Labor’s genius war … cunning plan or just madness?

July 17, 2012 36

A week in and the Labor Party’s genius war against the Greens has gone exactly as could be predicted, i.e. it’s a total shambles and something of an own goal.

Howes’ historical revision on life as a ‘young teenage Trot’

Howes’ historical revision on life as a ‘young teenage Trot’

May 28, 2012 24

Union kingpin Paul Howes has made no secret of his heroic past organising for Trotskyite youth agitators Resistance during the 1990s. But one incident in particular might require a bit of historical revision.

EMA debacle: more incompetent policy-making from Labor

May 28, 2012 25

The shambles around the announcement of the first Enterprise Migration Agreement is a good illustration of the incompetent state of Australian political policy-making.

Shared understanding is what’s missing in productivity debate

May 24, 2012 1

"Productivity" is starting to sound a little "gourmet" -- a word that means very different things to different people, writes Jo-anne Schofield, executive director of policy network Catalyst Australia.

Howes wants the magic pudding, OECD says it’s already here

Howes wants the magic pudding, OECD says it’s already here

May 23, 2012 6

The contrast between Paul Howes' Press Club address yesterday and the OECD's overnight forecasts demonstrates the current tension in economic debate. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

The return of protectionism: the gang’s all here

August 30, 2011 50

Protectionism is alive and well and has strong allies in the public policy arena.

Forget game theory, Abbott’s a boxer

Forget game theory, Abbott’s a boxer

August 16, 2011 7

Crikey readers have their say.

The Power Index: Paul Howes … all bark, no bite

August 15, 2011

Paul Howes doesn't place in The Power Index's top 10 political fixers because the man is all bark and no bite.

Coup anniversary: where are they now?

June 24, 2011 22

Paul Barry and Matthew Knott look back at the main players in the Night of the Long Knives: where are they now?