Michael Baume

Business/Robbery etc

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s a festering boil on the backside of progress, but no government will lance this offensive double of PM Keating’s…

Business/Robbery etc

4 November 2017 9:00 am

There was no cost/benefit analysis; it was opposed by the government’s financial advisor, the Treasury; it has ballooned over 25…

Business/Robbery etc

21 October 2017 9:00 am

BHP’s green-aligned sabotage of the Mineral Council of Australia’s battle to save the Australian coal industry cannot be explained simply…

Business/Robbery etc

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Sound commercial practice for marketing and industrial relations reasons? Self-indulgent directorial virtue-signalling for status purposes? Fear of retaliation by activists…

Business/Robbery etc

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Created by a combination of federal political incompetence and ideology-based state stupidity, it is sovereign risk, above all else, that…

Business/Robbery etc

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Why are so many company directors diverting their energies into pushing publicly-owned corporations to take up controversial social and political…

Business/Robbery etc

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Equality of opportunity, not of outcomes; it’s the classic free enterprise backbone of Liberal philosophy. So attacking Bill Shorten’s politics-of-envy…

London diary

19 August 2017 9:00 am

There is one thing Brexit negotiators must fix if Britain really intends to rediscover its Commonwealth. For the last 44…

Business/Robbery etc

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s Australian charm offensive will not unscramble the egg. Nor will seeking to love-up the old Commonwealth after divorcing…

Business/Robbery etc

3 December 2016 9:00 am

‘Free beer for all the wharfies when the red revolution comes’   When Chris Corrigan’s 1998 stevedore revolution changed the…

Business/Robbery etc

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Who foots the bill for upper-class welfare? Apart from those naturally objecting to the trimming of their multi-billion dollar tax…

Business/Robbery etc

14 May 2016 9:00 am

It’s Murphy ’s Law; if there is any possible way to stuff up a great positive political message, a Liberal…

Politics/Robbery etc

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There’ll be all sorts of caterwauling when, in Tuesday’s federal budget, the high-income earners’ superannuation tax lurk will be severely…

Business/Robbery etc

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Beware the pre-election anti-business pressure on the Turnbull government to dent its traditional Liberal free-market credentials. Populist political demands for…

Politics/Robbery etc

2 April 2016 9:00 am

‘You can either be a political powerbroker or a lobbyist, but you cannot be both’ said newly elected PM Tony…

Business/Robbery etc

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Sorry, Malcolm and Scott, but you’re still in deep fiscal doo-doo. Despite last week’s encouraging headline ‘Resources surge offers hope’…

Business/Robbery etc

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Until late last year, BHP was sticking to its promise of ‘progressive dividend’ increases. This effectively, if innocently, misled investors,…

Business/Robbery etc

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The experts are buying shares now, says one touting investment newsletter, encouraging clients to take advantage of the 20 per…

Business/Robbery etc

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Petrol down to a dollar a litre may not be entirely welcome.While a deliberately low world oil price clearly benefits…

Business/Robbery etc

23 January 2016 9:00 am

For every success story of Australian companies taking on the world, there are plenty of burned fingers. In bidding three…

Business/Robbery etc

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Do the sums and the answer is evident. As the Dyson Heydon report outlining trade union fraud clearly indicated, Parliament…

Business/Robbery etc

5 December 2015 9:00 am

The economic terrorism of radical environmentalists trying to destroy the coal industry in the name of their Holy Writ of…

Business/Robbery etc

21 November 2015 9:00 am

On the face of it, not joining Free Trade Agreements does more harm than joining those that even cause pain.…

Australian notes

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Poms in the Park To Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup. To Wembley for England’s (soccer) football world cup qualifier…

Business/Robbery etc

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Chris Corrigan, the 1998 scourge of the wharfies, is back with a vengeance. If last week’s audacious stockmarket play succeeds,…