27.3 C
Maryborough
Monday, January 21, 2019

Recent ARTICLES

Murray Darling Basin disaster. Why?

Nationals leader and acting PM brushes off suggestions government could do more to solve Menindee...

The Murray-Darling Basin: Water, markets and money

If the Department of Agriculture paid 2,500% above the average price for water in the Lower Darling,...

What lies beneath the cracks in Opal Tower — and buildings across Australia

The saga of Opal Tower, the 36-storey Sydney apartment building evacuated on Christmas Eve after...

New regulations expose energy price gouging through ‘free’ comparison sites

New regulations expose energy price gouging through 'free' comparison sites Consumers who used comparison sites typically...

The Coalition is determined to spend from beyond the grave

It's easier to develop long-run visions than solve short-term problems, which presumably explains why governments...

Adani’s key water management plan is flawed and used some unverified data, CSIRO says

Report finds more than 95% chance of hydrological changes to Belyando River Basin from mines...

Faith and trust? Prime Ministers? Politicians? The budget will restore trust?

"We've soundly established that this was a crappy, crappy year, even by Canberra's standards" Annabell Crab...

MYEFO reveals billions more in revenue, $9 billion in fresh election tax cuts

They are the two rules that have defined the Coalition's economic management - budget repair...

Unions likely to be more challenging for a Shorten government than boats

On Thursday he had a double-header news conference, with two major, unrelated, announcements – a...

Government agrees to national anti-corruption body – with strict limits

Government agrees to national anti-corruption body – with strict limits While the announcement of the Commonwealth Integrity Commission is...

Morrison’s health handout is bad policy (but might be good politics

Morrison’s health handout is bad policy (but might be good politics) The funding proposal is no...

Forest giants house thousands of animals (so why do we keep cutting them down?)

Comic explainer: forest giants house thousands of animals (so why do we keep cutting them...

Vital Signs: why now is the right time to clamp down on negative gearing

Vital Signs: why now is the right time to clamp down on negative gearing Negative gearing...

Why Tony Abbott’s appointment as Indigenous envoy was a diplomatic blunder and policy failure

Beyond lacking all merit, Abbott’s previous policies on Indigenous issues had been characterised by funding...

What the bank bosses had to say at the royal commission, in language you can understand

What the bank bosses had to say at the royal commission, in language you can...

Adani plans to take 12.5b litres of water as farmer denied access in ‘double standard’

The mining giant plans to take 12.5 billion litres of water from the Suttor River...

Morrison government battles national integrity commission

View from The Hill: Day One of minority government sees battle over national integrity commission Michelle...

Here’s a tip that could make banks phenomenally successful: radical honesty

Here's a tip that could make banks phenomenally successful: radical honesty Radical honesty works, but it...

How Australia’s NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state by state

How Australia's NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state...

Stamp duty fever: the bad economics behind swapping stamp duty for land tax

To paraphrase former prime minister Paul Keating, walk into any pet shop in the country...

Liberals trounced in huge Wentworth swing, bringing a hung parliament

Dr Phelps said her win should be an encouragement for other independents wanting to enter...

The Morrison government’s biggest economic problem? Climate change denia

The Morrison government's biggest economic problem? Climate change denial The government’s stubborn commitment to coal is...

Australia has two decades to avoid the most damaging impacts of climate change

Australia has two decades to avoid the most damaging impacts of climate change Iain Stewart, ClimateWorks...

New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C

New UN report outlines 'urgent, transformational' change needed to hold global warming to 1.5°C National Renewable...

The uncivil Mr Jones

View from The Hill: The uncivil Mr Jones Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The row over shock...

The Japanese art of kintsugi and how it can help with defeat in sport

The Japanese art of kintsugi and how it can help with defeat in sport Kintsugi: don’t...

‘Honeygate’ deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated

'Honeygate' deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated The new discovery significantly deepens...

Coalition’s changes to finance laws could be a ‘dreadful step backwards’

“What is actually the point of undoing it? One actually asks, why do you want...

Banking Royal Commission’s damning report: ‘Things are so bad that new laws might not help’

Banking Royal Commission's damning report: 'Things are so bad that new laws might not help' Peter...

With Justin Milne gone, how does the ABC go about restoring its crucial independence?

Andrew Dodd, University of Melbourne The ABC’s former chairman, Justin Milne, has propelled himself from obscurity...

A Parliamentary Democracy for Everybody

Forget what politicians say. What truly matters is what they do. And what they do is vote,...

Senior ministers deal death blow to Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership

Senior ministers deal death blow to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership Michaelia Cash and Mathias Cormann have...

How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests

How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests How to move energy policy models...

FactCheck: GetUp! on the impact of US corporate tax cuts on wages

Economic modelling produced by Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies (and of which I was...

Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules about what MPs can – and cannot – do

Emma Husar allegations show a need for clearer rules about what MPs can - and cannot...

Australia’s wholesale electricity market.

High electricity prices are here to stay, according to a new Grattan Institute report that...

Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn’t mean giving up on social liberalism

Partially right: rejecting neoliberalism shouldn't mean giving up on social liberalism shutterstock. Richard Holden, UNSW and Rosalind...

Revealed: This is how much ordinary Australians really earn

A casual glance at the news in recent months may have left you thinking the...

Why do we ship Australian Profits Overseas?

Every dollar the Queensland government spends on handouts to coal companies is a dollar that...

Tax Justice May Podcast

In this month’s Taxcast: We discuss why we can’t afford the rich and challenge ideas...

 

 

Subscribe to our Pigsfly Newspaper mailing list

 

* indicates required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Politics

A history of failed reform: why Australia needs a banking royal...

Thomas Clarke, University of Technology SydneyThe move for an inquiry into how banks treat small business customers should not overshadow the ongoing call for...

Election FactCheck: have 50,000 full-time jobs been lost this year and...

Alan Duncan, Curtin University and Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University On their watch… 50,000 full-time jobs have been lost this year alone. Over one million Australians...

Instead of rebuilding stadiums, the NSW government should focus on local...

Peter FitzSimons Asked Premier Berejiklian "Where, in the history of the world, has a government ever modernised an existing piece infrastructure at a cost of...

The need for speed: there’s still time to fix Australia’s NBN

Mike Quigley, University of Technology Sydney A National Broadband Network (NBN) based on Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) was, and still is, the right answer...

Four myths busted: Why we need a banking royal commission

Tens of thousands of Australians have had their lives ruined by the major banks. If there's no need for a Royal Commission because ASIC...

Adani’s key water management plan is flawed and used some unverified...

Report finds more than 95% chance of hydrological changes to Belyando River Basin from mines including Carmichael The CSIRO has found serious flaws in Adani's...

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a joyful New Year This is not a commercial for TV ↓ It was organized by the Banc Sabadell on...

Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesn’t change the...

Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesn't change the economics of coal Is it nearly the end of the road for coal? Samantha Hepburn,...

Volkswagen’s U.S. diesel emissions settlement to cost $15 billion

Volkswagen AG's (VOWG_p.DE) settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash,...

EMPORIUM