Business & Law

bank robbery

Given the lack of competition in the sector, it won’t be the banks’ shareholders who pay for the new $6 billion levy. It will be mortgage holders and other customers, writes Richard Holden.

House dream

The 'first home super saver scheme' is bad economics, somewhat costly, and a cruel hoax on prospective buyers who are struggling with an out-of-control housing market, writes Richard Holden.

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The private equity consortium bidding for Fairfax has experience in media – and it's not all bad, writes Mark Humphrey-Jenner.

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Some seem to think the RBA is bullish on growth, but reading between the lines it seems to be hedging, writes Richard Holden.

US money

The value of the US-Australia economic relationship is not necessarily obvious, write Richard Holden, Simon Jackman and Jared Mondschein.

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Boat turnbacks show the growing chasm between EU and Australian policies and international law, and they illustrate the political success of a highly questionable approach to forced movement, writes Violeta Moreno-Lax.

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Policy experts from UNSW are available to give analysis of the 2017 Federal Budget when it is handed down on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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A new Policy Brief compiled by UNSW's Kaldor Centre on responses to ‘boat migration’ has found that boat turnbacks are unsustainable and do not comply with international law regarding search-and-rescue, refugees and human rights.

lazy cat

Managers are advised to be decisive. But sometimes the best thing to do is nothing, writes Jenny Stewart.

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There's a budget imperative most observers have taken their eye off: the fiscal fallout from an ageing population, writes John Piggott.

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