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There are some policy issues that are complex and difficult to resolve. Some problems aren’t easily understood, and even if policy makers and leaders understand them, there are no easy answers. Politicians will always have a difficult job balancing the needs of different groups in...
Gautam Adani might be willing to lose a large share of his wealth to show that he can’t be pushed around, or he might want more public money, writes John Quiggin.
The mining industry likes to consider itself special.
Tax laws that apply to other industries don’t apply to miners, as the controversy around Glencore’s tax bill shows.
Planning laws get changed when miners don’t like them, as the NSW government showed with Rio...
In my last column I looked at how little the coal and gas industries contribute to the Queensland state budget. Now let’s see what they take out of it.
Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 the coal industry was like Augustus Gloop winning a golden ticket...
The ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has raised the prospect that the ageing generator will be shut down in the near future.
The power station has a nameplate capacity of 1.6 gigawatts, which represents 22%...