People & associates

John Roskam

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Business lacks courage

Governance & Service Provision and Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 23rd July, 2010

Six days into the federal election campaign and Work Choices has dominated the news on five of those days. We know all about Tony Abbott ducking...

Tax grab was not reform

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 9th July, 2010

According to Yes Minister, there are two sorts of decisions that governments make. "Controversial" decisions cost votes. And then there are those...

Expediency spelt his exit

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 25th June, 2010

If you act like a NSW Labor premier, you get treated like one. In the end Kevin Rudd came to be perceived by the electorate as concerned only with...

Mad ads won't help PM

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 11th June, 2010

Some people in the Labor Party are delusional. They think Kevin Rudd's problem is that he's not "selling" his policies. Apparently, if he improved...

Rudd loses grip on reality

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 28th May, 2010

Kevin Rudd's reliance on economic modelling to justify his resource super profits tax (RSP'I) is ironic. Only a year ago he was blaming economic...

No self-control in budget

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 14th May, 2010

Kevin Rudd has come full circle. Before the 2007 federal election, he was a fiscal conservative. During the global financial crisis, he was a...

A PM without a platform

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 30th April, 2010

Not everything John Maynard Keynes said was wrong. Admittedly his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money became the guidebook for 40...

NSW: nice and mediocre

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 26th March, 2010

At the rate it's going, NSW will end up like Europe. A nice place to go for a holiday, but you wouldn't want to live there. Or start a business...

Choosing their villains

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 12th March, 2010

State premiers and big business have a lot in common these days. Neither is much liked at the moment. State governments, especially Labor ones...

Dismissal ruling isn't fair

Economics & Deregulation and Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 26th February, 2010

"Pity the bosses" was the first reaction to the decision of Fair Work Australia a few weeks ago in the case of Paul L. Quinlivan v Norske Skog...

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