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Morrison’s anatomy of melancholy contradicts deregulation rhetoric

Morrison’s anatomy of melancholy contradicts deregulation rhetoric

The government is promising deregulation to business while it is engaged in a massive re-regulatory project designed to address the mess left behind by earlier deregulation.

Morrison rummages for leadership in the garbage bin of neoliberalism

Morrison rummages for leadership in the garbage bin of neoliberalism

Scott Morrison's reform agenda is a reheat of neoliberal cliches that he doesn't even have the courage to push for himself.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not individual industries, it’s our system.

In industry after industry in Australia, the same problems keep recurring. Our way of making policy is broken. Without addressing that, responses like the banking royal commission just treat the symptoms.

Deregulated to death: the Coalition’s neoliberal logic of boiling animals alive

Deregulated to death: the Coalition’s neoliberal logic of boiling animals alive

The fit of deregulation that led to the live export debacle in Australia barely saved taxpayers $30,000, but it was good business for the Coalition and their donors.

A brief history of the government’s recent attempts to diddle uni students

A brief history of the government’s recent attempts to diddle uni students

Both Labor and Coalition governments have, in recent years, attempted to squeeze uni students with changes to higher education fees and funding, writes Crikey intern Sophie Wenderoth.

Whatever happened to ‘fixer’ Pyne’s education reforms?

Whatever happened to ‘fixer’ Pyne’s education reforms?

What happened to the government’s higher education reforms? Crikey intern David Parncutt reports.

Pyne’s higher education campaign echoes Labor’s mining tax debacle

Pyne’s higher education campaign echoes Labor’s mining tax debacle

In prosecuting the case for higher education deregulation, the government failed to consult with the industry and can't muster evidence for its claims.

Essential: thumbs down to knights and dames, but <em>RDA</em> splits voters

Essential: thumbs down to knights and dames, but RDA splits voters

Voters are split on changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, today's Essential Report finds, while even those who favour deregulation want more regulation in those areas that affect them personally.

‘Bonfire of the regulations’ has a decidedly musty smell

‘Bonfire of the regulations’ has a decidedly musty smell

"Repeal day" mainly consists of removing ancient legislative deadwood and trivial changes to current law. And in some areas, governments only ever regulate, never deregulate.

That’s not deregulation … now THIS is deregulation

That’s not deregulation … now THIS is deregulation

If the government is serious about deregulation -- which it isn't -- it would pursue these totemic reforms. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer run through the options.