economy

economy May 14, 2022

What the Coalition is promising

The Coalition is targeting wealthy retirees in an attempt to secure another ‘miracle’ election win. But its policy platform contains little substance beyond the purchase of votes.

economy April 30, 2022

The inside story of Labor’s election promises

In drawing up its plans for the election, Labor gave up on looking for policies to offset spending. Neither side is pretending it has a plan to pay for what it promises.

economy April 9, 2022

Fact check: Frydenberg’s record employment figures

As Josh Frydenberg outlined the lowest unemployment figures in almost half a century, he failed to note that the increase in jobs had been accompanied by a decrease in real wages.

resources March 19, 2022

Angus Taylor’s $3.5 billion carbon blunder

A decision by Angus Taylor to open up the market for carbon credits has made it cheaper for companies to pollute and has transferred billions in value to the private sector.

resources March 12, 2022

How will oil shock affect the Australian economy?

In two years, oil has gone from negative prices to huge highs – part of a rising inflationary shock not seen since the 1970s.

environment December 4, 2021

Independents: Inside the insurrection of the centre

A string of independents who have broken away from conservative politics could define the next parliament.

resources November 27, 2021

What does Shell’s takeover of Powershop mean for green energy?

Shell is one of the worst polluters in the world. What does that mean for Powershop, the green energy provider in which it just bought a 100 per cent stake?

economy November 20, 2021

Election map: the seats where it will be won

As the Coalition and Labor assess which seats they may win or lose at the election, character is becoming the central plank of the campaign.

ir November 20, 2021

Australia screened US investment proposal over links to Epstein

The Australian government scrutinised an investment proposal over links to deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, DFAT documents show.

resources November 20, 2021

Australia’s climate change interference

Beyond its efforts to frustrate action at the Glasgow climate summit, Australia has been using international forums to ensure there will still be foreign funding for fossil fuel projects.

resources November 13, 2021

The man behind Scott Morrison’s climate panic

Emails show the man hired to review Scott Morrison’s climate model helped Angus Taylor with last election’s climate scare.