July, 2018

The lost art of independent critique

, Jul 17, 2018

Crikey readers respond to Bernard Keane's article on independence in the Productivity Commission.

Partisan appointments show a government bent on destroying independent advice

, Jul 16, 2018

At a time when frank and fearless advice is sorely needed, the government has appointed one of its own to the Productivity Commission.

Could Turnbull deliver a sensible Coalition drought policy?

, Jun 06, 2018

Is the government finally embracing the fact that drought assistance merely punishes farmers who do the right thing?

Why the hell are our superannuation fees so high?

, Jun 04, 2018

Australia has some of the highest superannuation fees in the world -- so who charges them, where do they go, and what can we do?

Kelly bloviates on super, to the enlightenment of none

, May 29, 2018

For evidence of why you shouldn't let political ideologues comment on complex policy issues, look no further than Paul Kelly struggling, and failing, to analyse the Productivity Commission's superannuation report.

Government and big banks cop a hiding on super

, May 29, 2018

The Productivity Commission's vision for superannuation is very far from the one the government and the big banks have been hoping for.

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won’t tell us why

, May 10, 2018

The government is treating us with contempt by racking up hundreds of millions of dollars of extra national security spending without debate or transparency.

Productivity Commission lashes out at protectionism and security stupidity

, Apr 26, 2018

The Productivity Commission and its chairman Peter Harris have gone hunting for political sacred cows again, slamming protectionism, national security spending and handouts to business.

How regulators lost their way on banking competition

and , Feb 07, 2018

New work from the Productivity Commission confirms our regulatory model for banking leads to inefficiency and big bank dominance.

Talking sense on the TPP: Coalition business ally breaks ranks again

, Jan 25, 2018

Even employer groups want the Productivity Commission to fact-check the government's absurd claims about the benefits of a revived Trans Pacific Partnership.