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There is no presumption of innocence; importers must prove their timber is legal. Australian small business owners could become criminals because of illegal timber harvesting in other countries by other people.
by David Leyonhjelm - 4/09/2015 - 8 comments
An up front fee has no basis in logic, because Australia's depositor preference arrangements mean that the risk of loss to taxpayers from the FCS is negligible.
by Ken Davis - 3/09/2015 - 7 comments
A government can stay irrational longer than it can stay solvent.
by Dalan McEndree - 3/09/2015 - 8 comments
Either way, the obfuscation, mystification and irrationality of the neo-liberalism agenda will have to be sacrificed on the altar of decency.
by John Tomlinson - 2/09/2015 - 9 comments
The National Economic Summit was a non-event, a sad spectacle of influential and intelligent people dancing around the fire instead of jumping in and taking the heat for advocating what cannot be ignored.
by Everald Compton - 1/09/2015 - 9 comments
Building enough solar and wind power to meet Labor's new target would cost the country 80 to 100 billion dollars.
by John Slater - 28/08/2015 - 50 comments
A CNBC poll of oil traders, analysts, and major fund investors, aired on CNBC August 17, showed 95 percent believing the Saudis will not alter course.
by Dalan McEndree - 26/08/2015 - 4 comments
It makes all the basic mistakes. It assumes we are not an innovative economy, innovation consists in advances in science and technology alone, and is something out there.
by Graham Young - 17/08/2015 - 2 comments
Is Quantitative Easing a form of financial repression?
by Michael Knox - 14/08/2015 - 23 comments
One TPP coming right up. Would you like a cost benefit analysis with that?
by Jonathan J. Ariel - 14/08/2015 - 11 comments
Their GDP and national budgets depend significantly on the revenues from their oil exports. As a result, the revenue shortfalls incentivize them to produce as much oil as possible to mitigate the shortfall.
by Dalan McEndree - 14/08/2015 - 5 comments
Stopping Adani would abate no net carbon dioxide emissions. Stopping Adani may, however, raise the price of electricity for poor Indians.
by Gary Johns - 13/08/2015 - 30 comments


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