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 Whatever happened to Joe Hockey's G20 commitments?
Michael Pascoe A business week ahead with important data for Joe Hockey to feel nervous about. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Low level of rates is providing as much stimulus as the RBA wants, especially while the Australian dollar is still weakening.
Michael Pascoe After this week's weak economic data, it's no time to panic on monetary policy – just time to adjust to this, the new normal.
Michael Pascoe It's like the small business tax stimulus didn't happen. Maybe that weaker Australian dollar will ride to the Treasurer's rescue in three months' time.
Michael Pascoe Whichever story you want to tell about the economy, you can generally find a number to suit.
Michael Pascoe You can't keep downsizing your way to executive bonuses indefinitely
Michael Pascoe While building approvals have come down in the last few months, the RBA and US Fed are pondering interest rate moves. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe If you've had a rough week courtesy of market volatility, just consider how much worse it could have been.
Michael Pascoe Hockey came, underwhelmed, and left – which was probably a good idea because when a conservative Treasurer loses the accountants, well…
Michael Pascoe Too bad it's politicians we rely on to drive economic reform.
Michael Pascoe Perma-bears tend to miss the upsides.
Michael Pascoe The stock market is looking more attractive now that it is down from its peak this year. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe ASIC is in danger of veering into nanny-state territory in its efforts to protect reckless borrowing.
Michael Pascoe The minutes of this month's Reserve Bank board meeting answer a couple of important questions about the Australian economy.
Michael Pascoe Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean you're not being followed. That's the way industry super funds seem to be feeling about the government's attack on their governance.
Michael Pascoe Joe Hockey is sticking to his fairy tale version of Australia's outlook, the reality of good tax reform is much more grim.
Michael Pascoe It's a mistake to read too much into consumer confidence surveys and a bigger mistake to read too much into one month's survey, but the latest Westpac/Melbourne Institute effort poses an interesting...
Michael Pascoe As the unemployment rate rises and the Budget's growth forecast falls, why is Joe Hockey talking about six homes for sale?
Michael Pascoe There's a subtle difference between the RBA's submission to a government housing inquiry and the opening statement by its head of financial stability, but it's a telling one.