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Insulation fire risk: the data is in

Insulation fire risk: the data is in

After the insulation scheme debacle back in February, the biggest question was: if you had a dodgy installation, is it more likely that any fire would occur sooner rather than later, and if so, by how much? The data is finally in, explains Possum Comitatus.

Labor’s form on climate policy: what not to do next

Labor’s form on climate policy: what not to do next

If inroads are going to be made, Labor needs to show some backbone on carbon pricing and mitigation objectives, writes Andrew Macintosh, associate director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy.

Early leadership surprises in pollution, climate change race

Early leadership surprises in pollution, climate change race

As the political parties look to the race up the mountain to the election, the person wearing the yellow jersey for pollution reduction may come as a surprise to some: it’s Tony Abbott, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

Double-dip recession will hurt our miracle economy

Double-dip recession will hurt our miracle economy

While Australia’s public debt levels when compared with the US or many European nations are low, household (or personal) debt - especially mortgage debt - are among the highest globally.

Four Corners: we stand by our story

Four Corners: we stand by our story

Wendy Carlisle, of the ABC's Four Corners responds to Crikey's Bernard Keane. Facts weren't cherry picked and ignored in the "Lethal Miscalculation" story.

What did Four Corners know and when did they know it?

What did Four Corners know and when did they know it?

In April the ABC broadcast a strong attack on the Government's insulation program on 4 Corners. But why was a key document omitted?

Colless: The cost of jobs at any price

Colless: The cost of jobs at any price

Jobs, jobs, jobs: it's been Rudd's mantra ever since the GFC hit and it explains the insulation debacle and the BER scheme. Except its an unrealistic and phoney concept, writes Malcolm Colless.

Shanahan: The five problems niggling Rudd’s election itch

Shanahan: The five problems niggling Rudd’s election itch

Rudd has five major issues threatening his re-election chances: asylum seekers, the insulation program, wastage in the BER, the mining tax and himself, writes Dennis Shanahan.

Tips and rumours: Fixing the insulation mess

Tips and rumours: Fixing the insulation mess

One of my best mates has picked up one of the insulation checking gigs. He only has to do five of the inspections per day as the punters need to be at the houses to let him in.

Rudd poll dancing to a different tune by trying too hard

Rudd poll dancing to a different tune by trying too hard

Kevin Rudd is learning a difficult lesson, not only politics, but in popularity. That is: if you try too hard to be liked, you almost certainly won’t be.