Graham Young

A case study: how energy policies kill jobs and business – and Labor will be worse

15 April 2019 7:40 am

The fall into administration of Queensland company Claypave, established as Rylance Colliery and Brickworks in Ipswich in the 1880s, points…

What’s a girl got to do to get elected nowadays?

22 March 2019 1:06 pm

I’m wondering what a girl named Gladys has got to do to get elected nowadays. Winning Sky News debates is…

‘Learnings’ for the lead up to Friday’s student strike for climate change

12 March 2019 7:48 am

Here’s an idea for English and Philosophy teachers for this coming Friday, March 15. Why don’t you do some Socratic…

The banking royal commission we still need

12 February 2019 7:57 am

I originally thought the Financial Services Royal Commission was unnecessary. Then I heard the evidence, and I changed my mind.…

Labor’s housing affordability mess: profit for the few, pain for the many

7 January 2019 11:21 am

Labor’s two-pronged housing affordability package has them rowing the same boat in both directions, expending a lot of taxpayer dollars…

Twenty ideas for a Morrison government

8 September 2018 11:21 am

When Bill Shorten lost the last election he did a victory lap around Australia. He knew that if he could…

Belling the cat on electricity

15 July 2018 10:34 am

In an inversion of the social hierarchy of Yes Minister, it would appear that Australia has at least one courageous…

The Australia Institute snubs the coal, hard facts

9 July 2018 5:58 pm

Advocacy is core business for think tanks, but when does advocacy become propaganda? When the think tank is the grandly…

Don’t ban donations, ban donations from crooks

23 May 2018 8:02 am

“It’s the Bjelke-Petersen era again,” is the meme every time a centre-right party moots a policy on just about anything…