People & associates

John Roskam

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Replay of Samson's fate

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 9th September, 2011

There's a touch of Samson-in-the temple about the Gillard government - it's a government that could bring itself down and everything around it. In...

Handouts favour the few

Economics & Deregulation and Climate Change | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 26th August, 2011

Craig Thomson isn't Tirath Khemlani - but he may as well be. A government clinging to office by a seat engulfed in a scandal involving trade unions...

Time to bell the Labor cat

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 12th August, 2011

Having a hopeless government is bad at the best of times. But having a hopeless government at potentially the worst of times could be very bad...

Two speeds? Too vague

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

A few years ago, our economy was stereotyped as "a quarry and a beach". (Thanks to the high Australian dollar we now no longer fear we11 be turned...

Sincere, but often wrong

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 15th July, 2011

In March 1981, 364 economists signed a letter to The Times. They were the luminaries of the British economic establishment. The previous year the...

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...

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