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Fate of the economy lies in the hands of NSW voters

Fate of the economy lies in the hands of NSW voters

Voters in other states should cross their fingers and hope that Gladys Berejiklian's NSW Liberal Party is returned to government for the sake of the national economy.

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

Unusually, the Turnbull government has presided over policies that have driven strong growth in female employment. We should get used to it.

Not so funny anymore: Cash appointed Hadgkiss knowing of his behaviour

Not so funny anymore: Cash appointed Hadgkiss knowing of his behaviour

We now know that Michaelia Cash appointed Nigel Hadgkiss to head the ABCC even though she knew he had broken the law.

Australia’s construction sector is not just in decline. It’s the worst it has ever been.

Australia’s construction sector is not just in decline. It’s the worst it has ever been.

Australia's construction industry has declined for three years in a row. This has never, ever happened before.

CFMEU busted for … doing its job

CFMEU busted for … doing its job

It's building industry thugs running wild and taxpayers being ripped off as the CFMEU negotiates a pay rise for its members ... or a union doing the job its members pay it to do. You be the judge.

How we mercilessly flog one of our most crucial industries

How we mercilessly flog one of our most crucial industries

One of Australia's most important industries is a quiet blood bank for other, lazier industries propped up by politicians.

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

Pretty much the only area of the economy that has improved under Malcolm Turnbull (and, earlier, Tony Abbott) is company profits -- but even then, only for a select few companies. And those working in construction haven't been so lucky.

How can we fix flat wages growth? We can’t

How can we fix flat wages growth? We can’t

What is the next source for strong wages growth? Despite the fantasies of the Coalition and business, there are none on the horizon, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Will the building watchdog bill pass? It doesn’t matter

Will the building watchdog bill pass? It doesn’t matter

The focus on the ABCC bill now before parliament distracts from the grim reality that the government has no real economic agenda and is allowing others to drive the policy debate.