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Senator for Queensland Matt Canavan (Image: ABC News/Matt Roberts)

Matt Canavan says government doesn’t subsidise Australia’s fossil-fuel industries. Is he correct?

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. <em>Crikey</em> takes a look back at some previous broken promises from a government with a very flexible spine.

The proud history of Abbott government backflips

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.

<em>Crikey</em> readers talk government subsidies and what in the world we should do about Qantas.

Our auto subsidies were relatively low (and Keane is wrong)

Crikey readers talk government subsidies and what in the world we should do about Qantas.

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 <b>John Addis</b> says now it's time to pay the piper.

Qantas upgraded to bailout class: inside the plush pollies’ lounge

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.

<em>Crikey</em> readers talk a glut of lawyers, corporate espionage and subsidies.

Spying for fun and profit

Crikey readers talk a glut of lawyers, corporate espionage and subsidies.

<em>Crikey</em> readers talk public broadcasters, the car industry, free TV and what we must remember about foxes.

We need fewer cars, not more subsidies

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 <em>Financial Review</em> reporter <b>Jason Murphy</b> reckons his former editor played his part.

Did Fairfax help kill the car industry? A victory of sorts for the AFR

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.

<em>Crikey</em> readers have their say on second-hand cars, whether the market or the government should guide industry, and the sensationalist coverage of Amanda Knox.

Knox coverage beneath Crikey

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.

Essential: voters divided over which industries to assist

Voters are all for industry assistance, this week's Essential Report finds, but which industries should be assisted depends on which way you vote.

<em>Crikey</em> readers talk politicians' entitlements, why the film industry subsidy is a rort and privacy and healthcare.

Make pollies pay for full price for their sangas

Crikey readers talk politicians' entitlements, why the film industry subsidy is a rort and privacy and healthcare.

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