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Labor panders to dairy farmers with ‘harebrained’ milk proposal

Labor panders to dairy farmers with ‘harebrained’ milk proposal

Labor's proposal for a floor price for milk reflects an inability to see that agriculture is an industry like any other.

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Irrigators have been getting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to return water to the Murray-Darling when far less expensive, and more effective, ways of achieving the same goal have been ignored by governments.

Victims of superannuation fee rip-offs should be compensated

Victims of superannuation fee rip-offs should be compensated

While we're focused on what to do about under-performing superannuation funds, there's also the question of compensation for the egregious behaviour of financial institutions.

The other super scam: how fees are draining Australians’ accounts

The other super scam: how fees are draining Australians’ accounts

In concentrating on underperformance, we're in danger of missing another big superannuation rort: high fees charged by fund managers.

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?

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.

The collapse of retail super: the Liberals aim a missile at Labor, take out their mates

The collapse of retail super: the Liberals aim a missile at Labor, take out their mates

After publicly confirming the massive underperformance of retail super funds, the Liberals then unwittingly set the scene for an exposure of the rorts that riddled the sector — all in the name of attacking industry super funds.

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.