The government has released a review of the employment services system. The scathing indictment has found the current system doesn’t serve the interests of jobseekers or employers.
The slow disappearance of cash has advantages, but it can also exclude the most vulnerable from socio-economic activity. It’s also a privatisation that deteriorates the symbolic dimensions of money.
Despite its vagueness, the RET has become central to the contemporary ANC. It is destined to remain a powerful bloc within the party, and a constant constraint on Ramaphosa leadership.
Cost-cutting and deregulation corresponded with hundreds of health and safety fatalities.
Victorian Labor started the process of privatising electricity assets. Now Premier Daniel Andrews says it was a mistake.
Rod Sims & Michelle Grattan.
Michelle Grattan talks with Rod Sims, former chair of the ACCC, now a professor at the Australian National University's Crawford School for Public Policy, on tax, gas and the budget.
Unless action is taken, the UK will be unable to supply its own water needs in the future – we should look to water-scarce regions such as California for inspiration.
Mozambique’s trade unions have not been a strong force in society – which has left a space for others to fill.
It’s time for a national grid that serves the public and meets the challenges of a warming world. A new government-owned and operated body should take control of Australia’s electricity system.
Active government involvement in the electricity sector is necessary for Australia to meet its ambitious climate targets. But we shouldn’t totally abandon the power of market forces.
We arrived at this moment thanks to a series of policy decisions under previous governments – state and federal - that left Australia’s energy system unable to cope with the demands placed on it.
Only 4% of for-profit aged care providers are in the highest quality tier.
Liverpool is the first city in England to investigate, via a land commission, how urban property can best serve everyone.
HS2 has been controversial from the outset, not least because experts don’t agree about its benefits. However, canceling the Leeds branch is to the region’s detriment.
Problems with affordable, accessible energy could be mitigated by making more energy providers publicly owned.
Victorian-era engineering is struggling under decades of underinvestment.
Government-owned firms are often branded as uncompetitive, stuck in the past and unable to truly innovate. But they’re sometimes better suited than private firms to drive new, clean technologies.
Christine Holgate’s demise over luxury watches shows public-sector norms and private-sector competition don’t mix well.
Nigeria’s attempt at privatising its power infrastructure hasn’t been without challenges but they are not insurmountable.
Economics tells us that governments privatising services where quality counts is a bad idea.