If Turnbull wants to really unleash Australia's potential, he should hire Martin Parkinson.
Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
Michael Pascoe How long can the looming fiscal crunch be kicked down the road, for how many more elections can it be ignored?
Michael Pascoe Could the weaker dollar be the catalyst for consumer confidence to rise and what does that mean for the RBA and interest rates?
Michael Pascoe From the immediate headlines, it would be easy to think the Reserve Bank's submission to a parliamentary housing inquiry was mainly about joining the anti-negative gearing chorus.
Michael Pascoe The Packer/Crown Resorts PR machine – the one that steamrolled Sydney, that bends states governments to its will at will – rarely does anything by accident.
Michael Pascoe Maybe it's the State-of-Origin-infused Brisbane water, but something happens to our top econocrats when they talk in the northern capital.
Michael Pascoe While the Greek games continue, the Chinese stock market roller coaster is still providing thrills and spills that will have more of an impact on the Australian economy, says Michael Pascoe.
Michael Pascoe What happened to the La Dolce Vita ethos? The scooter look is suddenly and sharply less cool in Australia, while hogs are in clover.
Michael Pascoe Lists, according to various magazine editors and clickbaiters, work: 3 Rules for Getting Rich; 5 Ways to Get a Rise; 7 Hot Suburbs for Investment Properties; 10 Top Wardrobe Malfunctions.
Michael Pascoe It's a big colourful story getting lots of airplay in Australia - but it's unlikely to hurt us.
Michael Pascoe One of the federal government's sillier moments was agreeing to keep hidden the broad tax figures of our biggest private companies.
Michael Pascoe However much pain the iron ore price is causing, remember that it could be worse – you could have an economy substantially dependent on milk. Look across the ditch.
Michael Pascoe Ask not what the International Monetary Fund recommends for Australia, but what Australia recommends the IMF recommends.
Michael Pascoe Australia just might have found out what the Treasury really thinks of the economy, as opposed to what the Treasurer says. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Greece makes for plenty of headlines, but after so much brinkmanship, does it matter all that much?
Michael Pascoe Only six nations have never defaulted on their debt, including Australia. What does it mean for the world economy if Greece does? Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Another extraordinary week in Federal politics. The policy failures, the mistakes omission and commission, continue to affect the economy and our future. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe While would-be first home buyers continue to get most of the attention, it's the working poor, pensioners and students battling trying to rent who face the real crisis.
Michael Pascoe Try finding a politician ready to be honest with the public and with the communication skills to explain that government debt isn’t necessarily such a bad thing after all. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Almost all our politicians run and hide at the suggestion, even though every state treasurer knows it would be the right thing to do.
Michael Pascoe Australia’s national obsession with housing reached something of a crescendo this week as Joe Hockey gaffed again. Michael Pascoe comments.