Long-term privatisation contracts, most of them closed to scrutiny, lock urban infrastructure into 20th-century formats unsuited for a climate-threatened planet.
So on the nose is the proposal to auction off the NSW Land and Property Information Office via a 30-year lease that the Law Society, the Real Estate Institute and the Institute of Surveyors oppose it.
Electricity retailers need to make their prices and offers more transparent and easier for customers to understand, or risk having to submit to price regulation to drive down bills.
Privatisation has failed to keep Australia's electricity cheap and reliable. Time to renationalise the grid.
With stalled economic growth and threats of credit rating downgrade, South Africa's 2017/18 budget will need to dig deep to foster recovery.
The Swedish housing model, once an ideal, has become a nightmare for most Swedes. Many are left struggling to find a roof.
Don't be alarmed: it's no more dangerous than other sports, and in fact, it's actually good for your health.
South Africa's central bank should urgently insulate the rand from further financial chaos by imposing tighter exchange controls.
Africa is facing an annual financing gap for water infrastructure of around $45bn to meet the needs of its citizens. Where is the money going to come from?
The report's stated goal is to make the social housing system work better. It does not present as a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
Scott Morrison has rejected Chinese bids for the 99-year lease of 50.4% of Ausgrid, the NSW electricity distribution system, for security reasons.
The presumption in government is that privatisation is always desirable, but many failures have led consumers to think differently.
Worldwide real estate makes up 60% of the value of all global assets. But it's being concentrated into the hands of a wealthy few.
The Turnbull government must reconcile the political sensitivity of Medicare and the need for fiscal discipline.
The Land Registry is a valuable asset – so why not keep it in state hands, for the public good?
The greater threats to our national public health system lie in the increasing role of consumer co-payments and the power of vested interests that stifle policy innovation in health.
Brexiters on the Left fear that a UK vote to Remain would permanently put the railways in private hands. Here's our Fact Check verdict.
Privatisation has its advantages. But Australia’s title offices may not necessarily be the right government businesses to be privatised.
Open public spaces are good for mind and body – we shouldn't have to pay to use them.