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The price of temporary water, on a market increasingly controlled by governments, has increased from $30 per megalitres to almost $300 per megalitres as a direct result of the water buybacks.
by Johnny Kahlbetzer - 26/05/2016 - 9 comments
In 2016-17 the Commonwealth net debt to GDP ratio is forecast to be the highest since 1970-71 (as far back as the budget papers data go).
by John Stone - 26/05/2016 - 10 comments
Considering the existing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, if the OPEC meeting ends without a fight, it should be considered an achievement.
by Rakesh Upadhyay - 23/05/2016 - 2 comments
If company tax cuts can be criticised on the basis that they mean other taxes will increase, then surely the same criticism can be made about Gonski.
by Michael Potter - 19/05/2016 - 22 comments
Indicative of the uranium industry's worldwide malaise, mining giant Cameco recently announced the suspension of production at Rabbit Lake and reduced production at McArthur River/Key Lake in Canada.
by Jim Green - 17/05/2016 - 10 comments
If the task involves work that would ordinarily be undertaken by a paid employee as a form of production rather than participant-observation then it is work that should be paid at an employees' rate.
by Rob Cover - 12/05/2016 - 10 comments
The facts are that every tax cut has created some more billionaires, but few jobs down on Struggle Street. The trickle down effect has never ever trickled down.
by Everald Compton - 11/05/2016 - 11 comments
'Australia now has more people who vote for their money than who work for it.' Taking benefits from voters is tough politics.
by Gary Johns - 29/04/2016 - 22 comments
Rather than promising everyone some candy, the government needs to win back its credibility by demonstrating a clear plan to return the budget to surplus and pay down its debt.
by David Leyonhjelm - 28/04/2016 - 9 comments
The summit comes at a time when Queenslandís and Australiaís unemployment rate seems stuck at around 6%, about 2% above the lows achieved during the mining boom.
by Joe Branigan - 28/04/2016 - 15 comments
At first, proactive and outward-looking regulators looks like a good thing. But the problems with this new approach are easily demonstrated.
by Darcy Allen and Jason Potts - 27/04/2016 - 9 comments
The review by PricewaterhouseCoopers questioned the very need for a regulatory response forcing higher payment rates on safety grounds.
by Mikayla Novak - 18/04/2016 - 16 comments


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