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Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Australia’s migrant intake is already being cut
Opinion

Australia’s migrant intake is already being cut

There’s a certain irony in the PM and Peter Dutton having different recollections about whether they had discussed cutting immigration.

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Banks’ vertical integration wealth management - going, going, gone
Opinion

Banks’ vertical integration wealth management - going, going, gone

It was a rich ride for ticket clippers while it lasted. But now the banks are belatedly facing up to reality.

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Memo Greens: we already have People’s Banks in the real world
Opinion

Memo Greens: we already have People’s Banks in the real world

Maybe the Greens’ real interest was to find an angle to pile on the bank bashing carried out by the major parties. Relevance deprivation is a terrible thing.

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First home buyers rule the cooling new housing market

First home buyers rule the cooling new housing market

A new survey suggests first home buyers are replacing foreign buyers as a driving force in the cooling residential property market.

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Why changing Australia Day would be good for the economy
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Why changing Australia Day would be good for the economy

So the January 26 crisis passes for another year, the status quo warriors no doubt pleased with their spirit defending the symbolism of an event 230 years ago, an event most Australians don't know is related to Australia Day.

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Stand back – working women coming through
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Stand back – working women coming through

Mark 2017 down as the year of the working women's surge: Females accounted for the majority of the sharp 403,000 rise in employment, entering more full-time jobs than males.

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Why we shouldn't be too scared of dramatic house price drop predictions
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Why we shouldn't be too scared of dramatic house price drop predictions

Developers responding to reduced demand by reducing new supply means less chance of a fat overhang seriously damaging the market.

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What if Murdoch is still Foxing with Disney?
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What if Murdoch is still Foxing with Disney?

Vast numbers of trees and countless electrons have been sacrificed to analysis of and commentary on Rupert Murdoch's deal to sell most of 21st Century Fox to Disney.

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IKEA's flatpacked tax bill shows it's time to put screws on beancounters
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IKEA's flatpacked tax bill shows it's time to put screws on beancounters

Another year, another story about IKEA's massive Australian sales and minuscule tax.

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Worse than worst case: Keen pollies, poor planning blow billions on infrastructure
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Worse than worst case: Keen pollies, poor planning blow billions on infrastructure

The sad reality of our major road infrastructure projects is that most of them run wildly over budget. A sadder reality is that governments appear unable to learn from past mistakes.

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Reading between the cargo cult policy lines: screams and tears
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Reading between the cargo cult policy lines: screams and tears

These are indeed challenging times for public policy. Listening to the federal Treasurer and reading the Business Council of Australia chief executive, I'm getting flashes of Fantasy Island.

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