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Labor must take a stand on security oversight

Labor must take a stand on security oversight

Crikey readers discuss Labor's stance on security agencies, NIMBYism and Australian trade protectionism.

As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

The Productivity Commission warns Australia is continuing its drift into lazy protectionism when it should be standing up for free and rules-based international trade.

Will Trump tip the Reserve Bank’s hand on a rate cut?

Will Trump tip the Reserve Bank’s hand on a rate cut?

The RBA has been watching Trump’s trade war threats for some time. Will his recent comments affect today's decision?

Doug Cameron was right all along

Doug Cameron was right all along

Former union official and Labor senator Doug Cameron once looked like a dinosaur. But the collapse of neoliberalism has shown him to be far more insightful than many of us gave him credit for.

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.

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.