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Does every media company board need an ex-Liberal?

Does every media company board need an ex-Liberal?

Former politicians bring skills and experiences that are often lacking in the usual suspects you’ll find on boards of private companies, but they pose other concerns.

Why is the Fin Review backing this absurd super proposal?

Why is the Fin Review backing this absurd super proposal?

Based on its recent performance under Peter Costello, the Future Fund shouldn't be allowed anywhere near super. So why is a publication controlled by Peter Costello's company spruiking the idea?

O’Dwyer draws a big red circle around the Liberals’ women problem

O’Dwyer draws a big red circle around the Liberals’ women problem

Kelly O'Dwyer's departure reflects a problem that won't be fixed by more, rather than fewer, old white men in parliament.

Costello offers 2007’s best solution to the Liberal malaise

Costello offers 2007’s best solution to the Liberal malaise

Peter Costello thinks a better narrative would fix the Liberals' problems. But his idea of politics is stuck in the world of yesterday.

Royal commission adds Howard, Costello to the banking hall of shame

Royal commission adds Howard, Costello to the banking hall of shame

The Hayne royal commission interim report is a missile fired at the neoliberal fantasy at the heart of financial services regulation in Australia.

What will it take for genuine change in climate policy?

What will it take for genuine change in climate policy?

Crikey readers discuss climate policy, national funds, and the Carla McGrath removal.

Costello’s Future Fund underwhelms as his regulatory framework collapses

Costello’s Future Fund underwhelms as his regulatory framework collapses

This is the house of financial regulation that Peter built, and it's collapsing at the royal commission he said wasn't needed.

Cheering the Nine-Fairfax deal requires some serious amnesia

Cheering the Nine-Fairfax deal requires some serious amnesia

A reading of the history of Australian media mergers and takeovers shows that the highest value is always on the first day. After that, it's all downhill.

Phil Gaetjens should not lead Treasury

Phil Gaetjens should not lead Treasury

The appointment of a Liberal Party staffer to run Treasury is a new low in the debasement of Treasury as a source of authoritative advice.

Crikey Worm: the last of the budget leaks

Crikey Worm: the last of the budget leaks

Good morning, early birds. Rumours of Bob Hawke’s ill health may be greatly exaggerated. Plus, we have the last of the leaks ahead of tonight’s budget. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.