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Six things Morrison must do to be competitive against Labor

Six things Morrison must do to be competitive against Labor

If Scott Morrison is to compete effectively against Labor, he must tackle six priority areas that his predecessor failed to deal with effectively.

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Why do we have to fight these battles over and over? Why must companies and governments continue to destroy our public treasures?

Telstra revamp suggests NBN rollout failure is even worse than we thought

Telstra revamp suggests NBN rollout failure is even worse than we thought

NBN insists it will complete its rollout by 2020. Telstra management doesn't appear to share its optimism, and has scaled back its expectations of NBN-derived revenue based on its own estimate of the troubled broadband provider's rollout.

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

There are far better things you could spend the $64 billion tax handout on

Even accepting the government's claims about its company tax cuts at face value, there's no evidence it's the best way to improve economic growth, or even business investment.

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.

Clean green Turnbull pumps Snowy Hydro PR back uphill, reuses it

Clean green Turnbull pumps Snowy Hydro PR back uphill, reuses it

Malcolm Turnbull's Snowy Hydro 2.0 is a couple of small announcements masquerading as a "gamechanger" in energy policy -- one the Productivity Commission fears will be a white elephant.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

What would Jesus do? ... chip budget for Treasury ... made-up Brisbane suburbs ...

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it’s too late?

Do we need to stop immigration to our major cities before it’s too late?

Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

How much are we spending on infrastructure? ... where's Albo? ... an evening of cultural cringe ...

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.