People & associates

John Roskam

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The uncertainty problem

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 1st July, 2011

James Packer is right. In his interview with The Australian Financial Review Magazine last week, he said Julia Gillard was perceived to be...

States in crisis mirror EU

States Policy Unit | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 17th June, 2011

As the euro zone teeters on the brink, interested bystanders ask how long Germany will keep bailing out Greece, and why on earth it wants to. But...

Abbott's 'no' rings true

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 3rd June, 2011

Apparently Tony Abbott's problem is that he's too negative. Given the Coalition's commanding lead in the polls, it's not a bad problem to have....

PM's selective hearing

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 20th May, 2011

Following his appearance on theABC's Lateline on Wednesday, Malcolm Thrnbull rejoins Marius Kloppers and Ross Garnaut in Julia Gillard's pantheon...

Paternalism enshrined

Deregulation Unit | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 6th May, 2011

One central point is missing from the discussion about the federal government's proposed changes to the regulation of financial advisers. The best...

Free market in chains

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 8th April, 2011

This week Treasurer Wayne Swan effectively killed the foreign takeover of the Australian Securities Exchange. He declared it was "contrary to the...

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...

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