Tweaking skilled migrant visas won't fix the damage done by decades of harmful industrial-relations policies.
Dr Richard Denniss is chief economist at The Australia Institute, a Canberra think tank, www.tai.org.au
If any politicians are interested, here are five steps to prevent blackouts and provide affordable energy.
We're told often we have nothing to fear if we have nothing to hide. It's time to apply that to government too.
In 2007 the gas industry set about a long-term and very expensive plan to push our gas prices up significantly.
"Peak energy demand" has nothing to do with a lack of "baseload" power, whatever the government says.
Barnaby Joyce was "post-truth" way before it was cool. In fact, few politicians were better prepared for the new era of "alternative facts" than Barnaby Joyce.
This week Scott Morrison killed off yet another of Tony Abbott's slogans. The budget emergency is now dead, and the Treasurer assures us that we now live in the era of 'good debt' and bad debt'.
The lives of more and more Australians are becoming precarious and insecure.
As this week's focus on the hundreds of jobs that will be lost when Hazelwood shuts down shows, some job losses appear to be more important than others.
After 16 months of inaction the first of two new wind farms have just been commissioned as a result of the ACT's 100 per cent renewable energy target.