News and interviews on Barnaby Joyce including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Friday, 26 February 2010
The next six months are going to be an increasingly difficult prospect for traditional small and medium enterprises that have survived the GFC.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Governments, including Australia's, have grossly understated the scale of their fiscal problems. Even worse, as the wanton stimulus spending comes back to bite us, the Rudd government is still spending.
Friday, 05 February 2010
Glenn Stevens is to be congratulated for his Sun Tzu-like capacity to retain the element of surprise.
Monday, 01 February 2010
Crikey.com’s political expert Bernard Keane examines the politics behind the Rudd Government’s new Intergenerational Report.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Engineering firm WorleyParsons downgrades its profit guidance for the 2009-10 year, saying decreased demand for its services is to blame.
Monday, 04 January 2010
You can tell it’s an election year when politicians are promising tax cuts for small businesses.
Monday, 21 December 2009
Delegates at the summit reached a “political accord” to limit global warming to just two degrees this century, but without any binding agreement as to how the goal would be implemented.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
A top US pundit is arguing that the 'hollowing out of American business' will benefit American industry to an extent that few currently grasp. Let's hope he's right.
Monday, 14 December 2009
China is openly gaming the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen to further impoverish and encircle the United States, adding to the pain of chronic US debt.
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott has announced a new front bench, less than one week after former leader Malcolm Turnbull was voted out of his position.
Friday, 27 November 2009
The government's carbon trading legislation will strip billions out of Australian company earnings. It is little wonder the full horror of this policy proposal is starting to dawn on some Liberal Party members.
Thursday, 09 April 2009
The Australian sharemarket has opened 1.1% higher today after overseas markets were buoyed by news that the US Government will help life insurers.
Friday, 13 March 2009
Malcolm Turnbull is demanding that the Rudd Government lift the threshold under which small business are exempt from unfair dismissal laws.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The Government is bracing for a fight over its emissions trading scheme.
Monday, 13 October 2008
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel has warned the regulator could be forced to prosecute a small business for predatory pricing after the Senate rejected changes to the controversial Birdsville amendment to the Trade Pra
Thursday, 11 September 2008
The Federal Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy, Craig Emerson, has dismissed concerns that unions may coerce independent contractors into collective bargaining as “alarmist”.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
It is looking increasingly likely that the predatory pricing law known as the Birdsville Amendment will stay on the books, following a Coalition shadow cabinet decision to voye against changes that would see it removed.
Monday, 25 August 2008
Barnaby Joyce’s Birdsville amendment to predatory pricing laws could avoid the death sentence depending on the outcome of an Opposition shadow cabinet meeting this morning.
Thursday, 12 June 2008
New laws will help ACCC win more predatory pricing cases: Samuel
Monday, 28 April 2008
New laws won't stop big business predators