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ATO wins battle to force electricity company to pay tax

ATO wins battle to force electricity company to pay tax

Electricity poles and wires company Spark Infrastructure has taken a $270 million bath, writing down its South Australian electricity distribution assets and dropping dividends after a new court decision will force it to pay tax.

  • by Cole Latimer

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The eurozone hell that haunts Brussels
Opinion
Brexit Chaos

The eurozone hell that haunts Brussels

The eurozone is an unsustainable construct - just one bad election, one geopolitical event, one sovereign downgrade, one eurozone bond crisis away from a "hell" of its own.

  • by Liam Halligan
Don’t blame renewables for blackouts, energy experts say
Energy

Don’t blame renewables for blackouts, energy experts say

Fears that rising levels of renewables will cause blackouts are misplaced, the Grattan Institute warns. Trying to fix the wrong problem may risk more blackouts.

  • by Cole Latimer
Storm-o-nomics: Why Australia should be more prepared for extreme weather
Opinion
Extreme weather

Storm-o-nomics: Why Australia should be more prepared for extreme weather

We need to prepare for more frequent, and more intense, extreme weather events.

  • by Matt Wade
The economy isn't in trouble, but let's cut interest rates anyway
Opinion
Interest rates

The economy isn't in trouble, but let's cut interest rates anyway

The Reserve Bank should get on with cutting interest rates. But not for the reason you may imagine.

  • by Ross Gittins
Reserve Bank cuts forecasts as fears grow over housing
RBA

Reserve Bank cuts forecasts as fears grow over housing

The Reserve Bank has cut key economic forecasts as risks to the Australian and global economies increase.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Underground mine project to turn hot air to electricity
Energy

Underground mine project to turn hot air to electricity

A new power project is transforming a closed underground mine and compressed air into a battery capable of providing instant electricity.

  • by Cole Latimer
Aussie plunges again as RBA cuts forecasts
Currencies

Aussie plunges again as RBA cuts forecasts

The Reserve Bank has dramatically revised down its economic forecasts amid the ongoing property market correction.

Energy watchdog chief to step down
Energy

Energy watchdog chief to step down

The head of the Australian Energy Regulator Paula Conboy is leaving the energy watchdog and the national Energy Security Board.

  • by Cole Latimer
Abolish billionaires. The world would be better off without them
Opinion
Rich list

Abolish billionaires. The world would be better off without them

If we aimed, through public and social policy, to discourage people from attaining and owning more than a billion in lucre, just about everyone would benefit.

  • by Farhad Manjoo
Why Australia's economy is not a freak of nature
Opinion
RBA

Why Australia's economy is not a freak of nature

Australia's economy needs to be freed from folklore that's built up around the 27-year stretch sans recession.

  • by Daniel Moss