NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

On this site are most of the important things I have written for Fairfax and the ABC over the past few decades. I recommend the Search function. The site is a record for you, as well as me.

I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Groceries, Vehicles, Textiles

Today is D-Day for all three.

. The ACCC presented the 642-page report of its grocery price inquiry to the Assistant Treasurer Chris Bowen today;

. The Bracks Review presented the report of its inquiry into the
automotive industry to the Industry Minister Kim Carr today; and

. The Roy Green review presented the report of its inquiry into Australia's
textile, clothing and footwear industry to the Industry Minister Kim Carr today.

The government will pubish each and respond to each within weeks!