BHP and Rio have rejected the need for an inquiry into iron ore. But they should not be afraid of the opportunities an inquiry will present to clear the air.
Oil prices have rebounded strongly since March. The benchmark WTI prices soared by more than 36 percent in two months, and Brent has jumped by more than 25 percent.
Are land prices sufficiently high now, do you think? Are we borrowing up to the gills and working like slaves to pay off the mortgage? In fact, isn't our way of life now all about debt and mortgages?
Combating corruption is often a challenge because corruption itself is usually endemic in high levels of state institutions.
Stable outlays and small business incentives in the 2015 federal budget support employment growth.
There is no surplus over the forward estimates, just a steady fall in the deficit – a fall which may not occur as projected, as new budget pressures emerge in coming years and the Government commits to new expenditures or renews old programs.
It is not only eating the past, the surpluses and assets laid up by those who have gone before, but it is eating the future, which should belong to its children.
Creative and lateral thinking, nurturing resources and a positive vision for the future are swamped by the negativity and fear generated by the government's deliberate over reaction to the threat of terror.
The Reserve Bank reluctantly eased rates last week, showing little interest in debate over interest rates, or urgency about restoring the economy
Both parties talk about jobs and emissions, but unlike the small-scale RET which isn't been discussed, the large-scale RET causes job losses, and increases global emissions.
Now, as the Government prepares its second budget, it is dabbling with a theme of 'nothing dramatic'.
Labor needs to think of policies in terms of tens of billions – not just ‘token policies’ which attempt to win over voters on appearances only.