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John Roskam

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We're in debt to Barnaby

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 25th March, 2011

Wayne Swan and Ken Henry owe Barnaby Joyce an apology. A year ago Joyce, then the Coalition's finance spokesman, warned of...

Say no to wealth fund

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 11th March, 2011

Of all the bad ideas going around, the suggestion that Australia should have a sovereign wealth fund isn't the worst. It's the third worst. It's...

Bring on the competition

Economics & Deregulation, Governance & Service Provision and Deregulation Unit | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 25th February, 2011

It's hard to believe this is Australia in 2011. People are complaining milk is too cheap. The government wants books to be more expensive. And...

Media the weakest link

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 11th February, 2011

So, in 2011 this is what Australian politics has come to. Prime Minister Julia Gillard looking "wooden" during the Queensland floods versus...

A tax by any other name

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 28th January, 2011

Because politicians know voters don't like tax increases, Julia Gillard won't be imposing a flood tax. Instead, as she announced yesterday, there...

Libs make policy sense

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 10th December, 2010

The front page of this newspaper last Friday provided some hope that government and opposition might yet provide some good policy. First there was...

Set our universities free

Education | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 26th November, 2010

Julia Gillard's government gets easily distracted. The big issues for her this week have been things like gay marriage, sport on television and the...

Business asked for this

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 12th November, 2010

Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ralph Norris said last week Australia looked like it did not have "a particularly business-friendly environment"....

Hooked on government

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 29th October, 2010

Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey's suggestion for the regulation of bank interest rates is a problem for the liberal Party. Regardless of the fact that...

Julia's secret state stinks

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 15th October, 2010

On Wednesday it was reported that resource giant Xstratra was unhappy it is not a member of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's business advisory round...

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