Subscribe to pearls and irritations (we have had some issues, now fixed, so please subscribe again)
Most viewed recently
- EMMA ALBERICI. There’s no case for a corporate tax cut when one in five of Australia’s top companies don’t pay it.
- STEPHANIE DOWRICK. Issues of Integrity, Not Sex.
- BERNARD KEANE. Joyce has always been a dud and should never have been deputy PM.
- QUENTIN DEMPSTER. Has the ABC buckled to PM Malcolm Turnbull by removing critical ‘analysis’ of the claimed benefits of corporate tax cuts?
- SAUL ESLAKE. Defenders of housing status quo create ‘alternative facts’.
- SCOTT BURCHILL. Class power Australia 20 February 2018
- MICHAEL KEATING. Trickle down economics and the Emma Alberici article. 20 February 2018
- MICHAEL PEMBROKE. North Korea: Why negotiations can’t wait for denuclearisation 20 February 2018
- JOHN WATKINS. An ode to nurses: hospital stay highlights immense compassion and skill 20 February 2018
- MARC HUDSON. It’s 20 years since privatisation lit the spark under South Australia’s livewire energy politics 20 February 2018
- Arts and Reviews (35)
- Defence/Security (705)
- Economy (927)
- Education (174)
- Environment and climate (257)
- Health (438)
- Housing (53)
- Human Rights (376)
- Indigenous affairs (53)
- Industrial relations (32)
- Infrastructure (125)
- International Affairs (1,214)
- Asia (62)
- Links (8)
- Media (456)
- NBN (71)
- Politics (2,184)
- Refugees, Immigration (511)
- Religion and Faith (434)
- SERIES: Freedom, opportunity and security (58)
- SERIES: Making housing affordable (15)
- Sport (43)
- Technology, start-ups and new media (1)
- Tributes (35)
- Uncategorized (114)
Tag Archives: Australian Building and Construction Commission
The media excitement surrounding the theatrics of former Senator Bob Day and current Senator Rod Culleton seemed to obscure the real issues facing the federal government’s industrial relations legislation. The government failed to put bills re-establishing the Australian Building and … Continue reading
We were promised drama and suspense, the start of a massive showdown in the senate over the Building and Construction Commission bill, a clash of egos leaving us wondering how and when it would end. And we were hoping … Continue reading
On 7.30 recently the Prime Minister dismissed the Productivity Commission’s findings on productivity growth in the construction industry in favour of those from a small consultancy firm. He used it to support a claim that the previous Coalition government’s legislative … Continue reading