Archived publication for 2002
The Parer report was fundamentally about the electricity market. Gas and to an even greater extent environment and regional issues were tacked on.
IPA Work Reform Unit Special Report. Based on careful analysis of a number of EBAs, the IPA's Capacity to Manage Index provides a path-breaking window into the internal functioning of businesses in the food and construction sectors.
The Greens may be electorally popular at the moment, but as articles in this edition show, that is all the more reason to examine their policies with care.
Papua New Guinea's serious internal problems (aided and abetted by our 'checkbook' aid program) pose a greater security threat to us than fanatical Muslims.
The grosser forms of anti-WTO sentiment are not simply schoolgirl fads- some of our lesser universities are now teaching courses in activism.
It is said that we are suffering form reform fatigue. Little wonder when one considers the impediments facing any serious attempt at reform.
In a globalized world, there is no excuse for a 'tea-break' from reform- our security, broadly defined, depends on it being maintained and extended.
Recent State and federal native vegetation legislation will not only diminish traditional property rights, it will fail to secure its environmental goals as well.
The possible appointment of a consumer activist to the ACCC is not only bad for consumers, it betrays a loss of faith in the 'C' the stands for Competition.