Michael Baume

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,…

Business/Robbery etc

24 October 2015 9:00 am

The moral high ground is, they believe, exclusively the preserve of environmental activists in their war against fossil fuels. This…

Business/Robbery etc

10 October 2015 9:00 am

It was the current fad; savers switching out of their deposits, where lousy interest rates earned roughly half of five-eighths…

Business/Robbery etc

26 September 2015 9:00 am

It’s as questionable in business as it is in politics: when facing the prospect of disaster, just change the leader…

Business/Robbery etc

12 September 2015 9:00 am

What a difference a ‘u’ can make. On this side of the ditch, without a ‘u’, there is irresponsibility and…

Business/Robbery etc

29 August 2015 9:00 am

It is plainly absurd. As things stand, a judge in an Australian Court apparently has the power to reject an…

Business/Robbery etc

15 August 2015 9:00 am

It had nothing to do with ensuring the survival of the yakka skink and the ornamental snake; they inhabit much…

Business/Robbery etc

1 August 2015 9:00 am

At last Australia’s beleaguered coal industry has something going for it. After being labelled unethical by Sydney’s Anglican church and…

Business/Robbery etc

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Some innocents believe that kindly governments provided tax benefits and forced employers to contribute to superannuation just so retirees will…

Business/Robbery etc

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Would you knowingly trust your financial future to the tender mercies of the Australian Workers Union? Bill Shorten’s former union,…

Business/Robbery etc

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Blame Bob Menzies. With Treasury Secretary John Fraser warning of a housing ‘bubble’ and with prices at ‘crazy’ levels according…

Business/Robbery etc

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Like Basil Fawlty and ‘The War’, the Abbott government, in its 2015 budget selling mission, is trying to avoid mentioning…

Business/Robbery etc

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Now Heaven knows, Anything Goes. Especially if it is one of Tony Abbott’s unrewarding ‘Captain’s calls’. When the Cole Porter…