The ranks of lobby groups in Australia will always be teeming with ex-politicians. Crikey takes a look at a few notable examples...
The mining industry says industrial relations reform is urgently needed to rein in mining unions. Wages growth data begs to differ.
Martin Ferguson used to be a unionist and a Labor stalwart. So what's he doing shilling for the mining industry and saying unions have too much power?
The mining lobby wants a new round of punitive industrial relations reforms, at a time when real wages are falling in the sector and productivity booming. But that's the way neoliberalism operates.
And, in Kevin Rudd's case, the job he'd like to take up.
Crikey readers have their say on the conflict in Iraq, Martin Ferguson and what's really being said in the parliamentary chambers.
Martin Ferguson took up a position as head of natural resources for Seven Group Holdings just six months after retiring as energy and resources minister. Now he's involved in Seven Group's attempt to buy minnow Nexus -- which got a lucrative lease while Ferguson was in government.
Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame the second half of our fresh Dirty Dozen …