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Crikey Worm: Turnbull loses 28th consecutive Newspoll

Crikey Worm: Turnbull loses 28th consecutive Newspoll

Good morning, early birds. Latest Newspoll confirms, whatever Turnbull's selling, the public isn't buying it. Plus, Australia prepares for (trade) war over Donald Trump's surprise metal tariffs. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

How we mercilessly flog one of our most crucial industries

How we mercilessly flog one of our most crucial industries

One of Australia's most important industries is a quiet blood bank for other, lazier industries propped up by politicians.

Anti-dumping commission is also anti-deadline and bad for business

Anti-dumping commission is also anti-deadline and bad for business

If you're a foreign company targeted under Australia's protectionist anti-dumping laws, be prepared to settle in and wait. The bureaucracy responsible for protectionism likes to take it time, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

An anti-dumper and an iron ore producer walk into a rebar…

An anti-dumper and an iron ore producer walk into a rebar…

Malcolm Turnbull likes to preach free trade at summits, but is a fierce protectionist back home.

Nice to hear from you, Barry

Nice to hear from you, Barry

What did Obama and Turnbull talk about?

Business bites: what’s real? … record steel … Barbie loses appeal …

Business bites: what’s real? … record steel … Barbie loses appeal …

No one wants to buy Barbies (or computers). Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Canberra and Beijing are all smiles, but both showing teeth

Canberra and Beijing are all smiles, but both showing teeth

Malcolm Turnbull's visit to China is going swimmingly, right?

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Labor's hastily assembled steel policy is a silly resort to pseudo-protectionism and bureaucracy for an industry that should be allowed to compete or die.

Does the government have the steel to resist a protectionist push?

Does the government have the steel to resist a protectionist push?

A "thoroughly liberal" government faces an acute problem in our heavily protected steel industry, right before an election that could be determined in the manufacturing states of South Australia and Victoria.

Business bites: BoQ pout … Whyalla wipeout … China freaks out …

Business bites: BoQ pout … Whyalla wipeout … China freaks out …

Not a good time to be shipping steel. Plus other business tidbits of the day.