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More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

What makes a protectionist? Willingness to waste money, or true faith in the power of trade barriers?

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.

Protectionism, wage stagnation and debt on the RBA’s watchlist

Protectionism, wage stagnation and debt on the RBA’s watchlist

While Canberra obsessed over strawberries and bullies, the Reserve Bank was flagging its concerns about the economy. This year, the list of negatives has narrowed.

Does anyone understand Labor’s trade policy?

Does anyone understand Labor’s trade policy?

Labor is waving through legislation that goes against its own policy, and is simultaneously worried about rising trade barriers but also wants to raise our own. Go figure.

SPC illustrates failure of idiot protectionism

SPC illustrates failure of idiot protectionism

Four years ago an Australian company demanded, and got, protectionism for its Victorian operations. It was a waste.

Productivity Commission lashes out at protectionism and security stupidity

Productivity Commission lashes out at protectionism and security stupidity

The Productivity Commission and its chairman Peter Harris have gone hunting for political sacred cows again, slamming protectionism, national security spending and handouts to business.

Filling in the blanks gets repetitive on anti-dumping reforms

Filling in the blanks gets repetitive on anti-dumping reforms

Get your spirit level and accelerometer, it's time to check how level the trade playing field is.

The WA company that mateship forgot

The WA company that mateship forgot

While the government gives itself a pat on the back for stopping Trump's tariffs hitting big Aussie companies, one small WA company has been overlooked, and is going to be smashed by US protectionism.

Trump tariffs trade-off sheds some light on old lies

Trump tariffs trade-off sheds some light on old lies

When our large trade deficit with the United States is held up as the reason we dodged Trump's tariffs, it's time to revisit some old claims about trade with the US.

Think we’re better than Trump on protectionism? Think again.

Think we’re better than Trump on protectionism? Think again.

We're little better than Donald Trump when it comes to protecting our steel industry. And we're paying for the stupidity.