Cian Hussey

The danger of ‘luxury beliefs’

7 October 2021 4:00 am

“Luxury beliefs” are all the rage in elite circles. Rob Henderson, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge who…

Why a move to home quarantine is long overdue

1 September 2021 6:50 pm

For those stuck in their umpteenth lockdown – despair not! It seems that after 18 months of working from home, someone…

Governments might refuse to acknowledge the devastation of lockdown, but the top end of town is talking

4 August 2021 12:30 pm

One would be hard-pressed to find many silver linings as millions of Australians endured further lockdowns in July, but the admission by many business…

Covid notes

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Talkers, we need to talk.. Two things stand out almost immediately when one gets on an early morning train in…

The Rorting Twenties

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Covid: robbing the poor to give to the rich

Daniel Andrews’ budget belts business already caught by Covid

23 May 2021 4:00 am

“There have been some big winners from the pandemic – and after a year defined by widespread sacrifice, it’s only…

Don’t forget the media’s part in our ongoing corona confusion

22 April 2021 4:00 am

For the past year, Australians have been told to listen to the experts. Schools were closed, businesses were forced to…

Why we need a manufacturing sector

20 April 2021 4:00 am

Since the year 2000 something has gone wrong in Australia. As it happens, this was two years after the old…

Why are we letting the Reserve Bank make housing less affordable?

1 April 2021 3:11 pm

It speaks volumes to the lack of ambition in the federal government that it took a first-term senator on the backbench to identify and…

Why you’re stuck with lower wages (unless you’re a public servant)

24 March 2021 12:45 pm

The past 12 months have exposed the deep and dangerous division between the two Australias, one comprised of mainstream Australians and…

Government and little people: the democratic divide in Danandrewstan

2 March 2021 4:00 am

The disconnect between the protected public sector and mainstream Victorians was perfectly encapsulated by the Secretary of the Department of…

It’s not just Albo and Labor. Both parties must meet mainstream Australia’s needs, not pander to special interests

29 January 2021 2:37 pm

If Labor’s reshuffle will be enough to correct the party’s woeful policy agenda and reconnect with mainstream Australians remains to…

Daniel Andrews arrogantly bungled coronavirus – and is doing the same to economic recovery

25 November 2020 7:14 pm

Yesterday’s Victorian budget was on-form for the Andrews’ government: it mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic and now it is mishandling the economic recovery from the…

Will the Australian way of life be a long-term coronavirus victim?

13 November 2020 5:00 am

COVID-19 has consumed the public’s attention for almost six months, but the economic crisis caused by devastating lockdowns has started to shed light…

You’re only focused on case numbers, Dan? Here are the shocking stats showing why lockdown must end now

16 October 2020 1:29 pm

On 10 October, during his daily press conference, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said, “The only numbers I’m focused on is…

REVEALED: Get set for debt ’til 2080

8 October 2020 5:00 am

Australia is unlikely to be debt-free until 2080 as a result of the lockdowns implemented in response to COVID-19. The…

Our threatening K-shaped corona recovery

10 September 2020 11:31 am

Australia is emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown measures not as one, but two separate nations comprised of the economic, cultural…

We’re not all in this together: the public, not the pols or pen-pushers, will bear the costs of lockdown

10 August 2020 2:01 pm

As Victoria is plunged back into lockdowns, with those in greater Melbourne facing unprecedented restrictions on their every move, the…

Cut red tape, green tape and taxes – as only the private sector can get us out of recession

4 June 2020 4:33 pm

All eyes were on the headline economic growth figure in the national accounts released on Wednesday, which shows the first…

Why the Guardian Australia is wrong about green tape

4 May 2020 3:51 pm

In an article last Friday, the Guardian Australia outline a flawed critique of the Institute of Public Affairs’ latest research…

How red tape is compounding the coronavirus commerce crisis

30 March 2020 5:00 am

Red tape is exacerbating the economic fallout brought on by the coronavirus crisis by making it more difficult for businesses to adjust…

Scott and Josh’s tax sham surplus shame

2 April 2019 5:00 am

After over a decade of abysmal federal budgets, Scott Morrison is set to announce a budget surplus today. I expect…

Smoking policy: all about revenue, not health

31 January 2019 11:38 am

Despite a number of high-profile convictions in recent years, the black market for tobacco in this country is flourishing, as…

When the Australian sounds like the Australia Institute, watch out

20 January 2019 1:37 pm

Just last week, The Australian’s economics editor – a one-time leader writer for the Spec Oz, Adam Creighton — published…