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Aged care royal commission the latest in a very long line of inquiries

Aged care royal commission the latest in a very long line of inquiries

There have been scores of inquiries into aged care since 1997. Will the royal commission do what the rest haven't?

Neoliberalism and productivity in an age of populism

Neoliberalism and productivity in an age of populism

Is the Productivity Commission part of a "neoliberal agenda"? And is that a bad thing? It depends on how rigorous you're prepared to be.

Big corporations wield political power in way that eludes our economic watchdog

Big corporations wield political power in way that eludes our economic watchdog

In taking a purely economic approach to banking competition, the Productivity Commission failed to recognise the politics of big companies.

If ‘integrity officers’ are good enough for banks they’re good for enough for politics

If ‘integrity officers’ are good enough for banks they’re good for enough for politics

Scott Morrison likes the idea of putting "integrity officers" into the big banks. He should start with politics first.

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

Drought relief isn't needed by most farmers, who are prepared for drought. In fact, it discourages them from making the right decisions to achieve resilience.

Government reprimands banks over new report

Government reprimands banks over new report

Good morning, early birds. Treasurer Scott Morrison is set to accuse the big four banks of exploiting customers following a new Productivity Commission report. Plus, the sharks start to circle Labor MP Emma Husar. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The lost art of independent critique

The lost art of independent critique

Crikey readers respond to Bernard Keane's article on independence in the Productivity Commission.

Partisan appointments show a government bent on destroying independent advice

Partisan appointments show a government bent on destroying independent advice

At a time when frank and fearless advice is sorely needed, the government has appointed one of its own to the Productivity Commission.

Could Turnbull deliver a sensible Coalition drought policy?

Could Turnbull deliver a sensible Coalition drought policy?

Is the government finally embracing the fact that drought assistance merely punishes farmers who do the right thing?

Why the hell are our superannuation fees so high?

Why the hell are our superannuation fees so high?

Australia has some of the highest superannuation fees in the world -- so who charges them, where do they go, and what can we do?