Australia's ALP/Green government and their media mates are using subsidies, taxes and propaganda in a suicidal attempt to move the whole country to 82% 'renewable' energy.
The root cause of initial economic over-heating followed by policies to curb demand has been attitudes of the public, reflected in the governments they elected.
The Australian terms of trade, calculated by dividing export prices by import prices, are still higher than during the resource boom earlier this century.
While free trade in goods and services are no-brainers, the free movement of labour is not sustainable in a welfare state. The question is, how could a market operate?
The Liberal Party's energy policies lack clarity, making them ill-suited to take to the next federal election (due by mid-2025).
But yesterday, much of Australia's electronic money disappeared for up to 14 hours with the crash of the Optus electronic network.
Stronger demand and tight supply will generate higher oil prices in the new year.
There is a growing concern that resources are being diverted away from equally pressing challenges, based on expectations that may be overly optimistic and detached from the arduous path of reversing climate change.
Net Zero Australia predicts capital costs for the renewable transition will be $9 trillion by 2050, and $1.5 trillion by the end of the decade.
The Productivity Commission job must have looked uninviting if the chance to preside over the gradual bankruptcy of Victoria was more appealing.
China's once-ubiquitous growth rates have given way to a more modest target of around 6%.
Losing Mr. Joyce probably won't change anything for the airline as he had accomplices on the board and senior staff.