The LNP senator rejects the notion the government subsidises 'fossil-fuel extraction and production of energy'. Here's what the research says.
The Abbott government has decided it's going to give a handout to the car industry after all. Crikey takes a look back at some previous broken promises from a government with a very flexible spine.
Politicians have been enjoying the largesse of Qantas for years, from membership to the exclusive Chairman's Lounge to free flight upgrades. Business writer and director John Addis says now it's time to pay the piper.
Crikey readers talk public broadcasters, the car industry, free TV and what we must remember about foxes.
The government did little to save the automotive manufacturing industry, knowing the media would have its back. Economist and former Financial Review reporter Jason Murphy reckons his former editor played his part.
Crikey readers have their say on second-hand cars, whether the market or the government should guide industry, and the sensationalist coverage of Amanda Knox.
Voters are all for industry assistance, this week's Essential Report finds, but which industries should be assisted depends on which way you vote.