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Gas: importing exports will lead to more profiteering

Australia is destined to become the world’s biggest exporter of gas, writes analyst Bruce Robertson. Importing gas to solve the challenge of rampaging gas prices is ludicrous and only paves the way for the gas cartel to further profiteer at the expense of consumers. The answer is clear; a “domestic reservation policy” which earmarks Australian gas for Australia consumers. What is lacking is political will.

Gas shortage! What gas shortage?

Gas Shortage? What shortage, asks IEEFA analyst Bruce Robertson in Part One of his analysis of who the big losers are in the East Coast gas debacle. Consumers, manufacturers, small businesses and the gas industry itself are all big losers in the East coast gas...

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Covid-19 tragedy in aged care: whose side is the Coalition government on?

Covid-19 tragedy in aged care: whose side is the Coalition government on?

The numerous inquiries, reviews and consultations over the years have provided mounds of evidence of negligence, neglect and abuse in residential aged care homes. Yet the recommendations have mostly been ignored. Now we watch in horror as the number of elderly residents who have died from Covid-19 continues to climb. The government is going to have to explain how this predictable tragedy occurred on its watch.

Peter Leahy

Peter Leahy

Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy retired from the Australian army in July 2008 having concluded his 37 year military career with six years as Chief of Army. Within a year he was on the boards of Codan and Electro Optic Systems (EOS). More recently, EOS has been exporting its weapon systems to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates while the Yemen war has raged despite multiple reports of war crimes by these countries and a situation in Yemen which the UN has called the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.

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