Alan Moran

Why is the Morrison Government leaving the back door open to a carbon tax?

20 May 2020 4:57 pm

As part of the ABC’s climate conspiracy agenda, Four Corners this week highlighted the “anger” at the government from the…

Whatever happened to economic leadership from business?

11 May 2020 5:00 am

Having reached the pinnacles of their profession, business leaders have earned the right to speak with authority and have become…

Revealed: the true cost of our stimulus spending

7 May 2020 1:34 pm

Relative to GDP Australian government spending to address COVID-19 has been among the highest in the world.   The Morrison…

The coronavirus can’t stop the windpower blowhards, let alone economic reality

30 April 2020 7:20 pm

For Australian energy, 2020 started precariously.  The bushfires showed the vulnerability of the nation to its subsidy-induced reliance on renewable…

Scott, Josh and Mathias: here’s how you get us out of this mess

22 April 2020 11:02 am

The Morrison government has flagged tax cuts and aggressive deregulation as part of a pro-business road to economic recovery. A…

Does the Morrison government have the skills to lead us out of the recession it has created?

16 April 2020 12:12 pm

The $320 billion in costs the Australian government has incurred to sustain and stimulate the economy in light of the…

ScoMo’s gone as crazy as Kev, but we can still save the economy

2 April 2020 3:07 pm

When the Prime Minister and Treasurer appointed Stephen Kennedy as the Treasury Secretary, they opted for a bureaucrat who had…

Revealed: the Deep Green State

24 March 2020 2:18 pm

A story in the Guardian has demonstrated the impotence of government against the Deep State — Deep Green State — machinery…

Danandrewstan: two steps forwards, one step back as energy security matters more than ever

18 March 2020 2:07 pm

The latest energy policy from the Victorian government is to place a constitutional ban on fracking and coal seam gas exploration but once again permit the…

The coronavirus stimulus package: not just another trip down the Swanee?

12 March 2020 8:09 am

We have mixed messages on coronavirus: Angela Merkel has said 60-70 per cent of Germans will contract the disease, while the latest data from…

The last thing we need now is more costly climate virtue signalling

10 March 2020 5:00 am

Desperate to attend the September 2020 Glasgow climate change summit with a positive program, the Coalition government continues to promote,…

Revealed: the sickly state of the National Electricity Market

26 February 2020 5:00 am

This year’s annual report from the regulatory collective that is the Energy Security Board awards itself gongs for overseeing a…

How the rise of environmental politics is threatening traditional allegiances – and world trade

10 February 2020 5:00 am

Some 172 years ago Karl Marx opened the modern era of politics in proclaiming that a spectre was haunting Europe.…

Renewables rent-seekers aren’t interested in bushfire prevention – or cheap efficient energy

20 January 2020 5:00 am

No amount of mouth-frothing by Piers Morgan or artful deception by the legions of renewable energy warriors published by the…

Madrid: the climate catastrophe juggernaut trundles on

20 December 2019 1:40 pm

As well as nation-states, an astonishing well-funded 2,330 NGOs, many with multiple delegates, fronted up to this month’s Madrid climate…

Cheaper power coming? Blink and you’ll miss it if our Paris goals remain

11 December 2019 5:48 pm

There is a panoply of agencies regulating energy at the Commonwealth level and not all of these seem to be…

The return of Ross Garnaut and climate nirvana?

6 November 2019 1:01 pm

This week, the Financial Review has featured a return of Ross Garnaut to the climate policy advisory role. Soothingly, he…

We should be afraid of rising fuel costs, not climate claims

27 September 2019 1:18 pm

With the children’s week-long climate crusade now approaching its end, the United Nations meeting on climate change, accompanied by the…

Standby for next week’s UN doomfest for climate crazies

18 September 2019 11:03 am

The push is on ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Summit to be held next week in New York. Although…

Subsidies, bureaucrats, blackouts and bills: inside our electricity disaster

26 August 2019 5:00 am

The Australian Energy Market Operator is one of the half dozen different government institutions responsible for planning and managing the…

Nobbling the new gold rush

7 August 2019 5:00 am

The rising price of gold is stimulating a boom in new activity. However, Victoria is one state government standing firm…

Farming, fibs and Four Corners

11 July 2019 5:00 am

From little things, big things grow. And so, for the 60 odd years until the nineteen-nineties, we saw the land…

The Clover Moore catastrophe

28 June 2019 3:18 pm

Clover Moore’s Sydney, with its Climate Emergency clarion call, is far from the first city to adopt the zero-emissions-by-2050 mantra. …

Angus Taylor: fighting for coal and cheap power, but is it too late?

29 May 2019 6:14 pm

In contrast to his predecessor, the eminently likeable Josh Frydenberg, Angus Taylor can be abrasive and has managed to antagonise…

Our hard-won prosperity – and how to keep it

14 May 2019 12:52 pm

The different rates of change in world income levels have provided Australia with a magnificent base on which to build…