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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.

Stopping Adani won’t stop climate change

Stopping Adani won’t stop climate change

You don’t reduce emissions by banning a coal mine. You reduce them by providing a credible and affordable way of making electricity that can replace coal.

How did the lucky country end up with an energy crisis?

How did the lucky country end up with an energy crisis?

Australia is a continent full of abundant energy resources. Yet it seems we are facing an energy crisis. Exactly how has it all gone wrong?

NSW Libs make life still more hellish for Morrison’s rabble

NSW Libs make life still more hellish for Morrison’s rabble

The NSW Liberals are scrambling to dissociate themselves from a toxic, shambolic clutch of climate denialists in Canberra.

‘It doesn’t have to be this way’: how Australia fell behind the US on energy

‘It doesn’t have to be this way’: how Australia fell behind the US on energy

Political infighting over climate change and carbon pricing has cost the Australian public dearly in terms of reducing carbon emissions and the cost of energy.

Coalition energy policy: the death of neoliberalism meets rampant denialism

Coalition energy policy: the death of neoliberalism meets rampant denialism

The Morrison government's new coal-loving energy policy is an incoherent mass of dramatic interventionism that denies the basics of economics and science.

In the death of neoliberalism, business has blood on its hands too

In the death of neoliberalism, business has blood on its hands too

As the Liberal Party embraces interventionism, business would do well to wonder what role it played in the shift from market economics.

Turnbull stumbling in the dark after policy cave-in

Turnbull stumbling in the dark after policy cave-in

Malcolm Turnbull has ditched his signature energy policy in a desperate bid to quell leadership tensions. It may not be enough.

The Turnbull Syndrome: why we can’t trust our governments any more

The Turnbull Syndrome: why we can’t trust our governments any more

Australians don't trust Turnbull or his government because they keep stuffing up -- but their poor governance is as much to do with ideology and malice as much as incompetence.

ACCC report says little new, but demonstrates the painful arc of neoliberalism

ACCC report says little new, but demonstrates the painful arc of neoliberalism

There's no mystery or scandal about how we ended up with a badly flawed electricity market — it has followed the broader path of neoliberal reforms in Australia.