Michael Baume

Business/Robbery etc

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Now that Sam Dastyari is at last about to give up his $200,000 a year Senate salary for Kristina Keneally’s…

Business/Robbery etc

13 January 2018 9:00 am

It’s not President Trump’s corporate tax cuts, or even the retailer-busting arrival of Amazon to these shores that poses the…

Business/Robbery etc

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Forcing the deferral of the government’s vital superannuation industry reforms by terrorising cross-bench Senators with electoral political threats only serves…

Fame of Hall

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Anne Watson’s book underlines the truth that in order to praise Jørn Utzon, whose architectural vision created the concept of…

Business/Robbery etc

2 December 2017 9:00 am

We now know why so many listed public company directors are more concerned with social and environmental virtue-signalling than focussing…

Business/Robbery etc

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s a festering boil on the backside of progress, but no government will lance this offensive double of PM Keating’s…

Business/Robbery etc

4 November 2017 9:00 am

There was no cost/benefit analysis; it was opposed by the government’s financial advisor, the Treasury; it has ballooned over 25…

Business/Robbery etc

21 October 2017 9:00 am

BHP’s green-aligned sabotage of the Mineral Council of Australia’s battle to save the Australian coal industry cannot be explained simply…

Business/Robbery etc

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Sound commercial practice for marketing and industrial relations reasons? Self-indulgent directorial virtue-signalling for status purposes? Fear of retaliation by activists…

Business/Robbery etc

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Created by a combination of federal political incompetence and ideology-based state stupidity, it is sovereign risk, above all else, that…

Business/Robbery etc

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Why are so many company directors diverting their energies into pushing publicly-owned corporations to take up controversial social and political…

Business/Robbery etc

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Equality of opportunity, not of outcomes; it’s the classic free enterprise backbone of Liberal philosophy. So attacking Bill Shorten’s politics-of-envy…

London diary

19 August 2017 9:00 am

There is one thing Brexit negotiators must fix if Britain really intends to rediscover its Commonwealth. For the last 44…

Business/Robbery etc

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s Australian charm offensive will not unscramble the egg. Nor will seeking to love-up the old Commonwealth after divorcing…

Business/Robbery etc

22 July 2017 9:00 am

July is a wonderful month, blessed by federal parliament not sitting and so temporarily depriving the Turnbull government of opportunities…

Business/Robbery etc

1 July 2017 9:00 am

What’s left of Australia’s manufacturing industry needs to get its political hands dirty. If it really wants to survive it…

Business/Robbery etc

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The foxes have already been let into the henhouse. Led by the nastiest fox of all, the thuggish, serial law-breaker…

Business/Robbery etc

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Guilty. It’s not just the political class wrecking Australia’s economic future. Beside them in the dock are the overpaid corporate…

Business/Robbery etc

20 May 2017 9:00 am

It’s one of the few bits of Liberal economic policy left in the budget – and judging by the pathetic…

Whose party is it, anyway?

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The writing may be on the wall for those lobbyist Liberal Party factional bosses who have successfully defied the decrees…

Business/Robbery etc

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The Liberals’ broad church? In NSW it’s getting thinner on a diet of expulsions and desertions. Remove the nave, the…

Business/Robbery etc

22 April 2017 9:00 am

When the Fairfax proselytisers, the Guardian do-gooders, the ABC inner-city trendies and a grab-bag of leftie greens all join with…

Business/Robbery etc

8 April 2017 9:00 am

How’s this for the ‘balance and objectivity’ that the United States Studies Centre claims to provide as an ‘objective and…

Business/Robbery etc

25 March 2017 9:00 am

It really works! When the big end of town puts its mind to it (along with a few million dollars),…

Business/Robbery etc

11 March 2017 9:00 am

It’s a no-brainer. Both economically and politically, only time will tell whether cutting penalty rates will create enough new jobs…