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Saul Eslake, University of Tasmania Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first major economic address since the July 2 federal election was, in most respects, the kind of speech one might have expected from a leader who had won with a comfortable...
Tens of thousands of Australians have had their lives ruined by the major banks. If there's no need for a Royal Commission because ASIC has greater powers, then why is the Turnbull Government wasting time and money on a...
ANZ bank will be scrapping all fees associated with personal banking accounts as of January 1 2017, CEO Shayne Elliot told staff and shareholders today. In an email sent earlier this morning and obtained by Forward News writers, Elliot admitted...
Craig Fry, Victoria University He may not realise it yet, but Australian swimmer Mack Horton’s biggest achievement at the Rio Olympics this week wasn’t winning the 400m freestyle gold medal. It was the stance he took against doping, in reference...
Lindy Edwards, UNSW Australia As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull turns to the task of governing Australia he faces a devilishly difficult line up of interests and lobby groups to implement even his very modest “economic plan”. Some policies split the traditional...
Tesla’s explanation of its proposal to acquire Solar City, another Elon Musk project, offers a compelling vision: Get energy from the sun, use and store it in the home, charge your car with it. “The world’s only vertically integrated...
Britain's vote to leave the European Union fired up populist eurosceptic parties across the continent on Friday, giving fresh voice to their calls to leave the bloc or its euro currency. Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden...
Mike Quigley, University of Technology Sydney A National Broadband Network (NBN) based on Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) was, and still is, the right answer for Australia’s broadband needs. Compared to the original FTTP-based NBN, we are currently on the way...
Single-person households could reach 132 million by 2050 Erosion of traditional family units would increase consumption In her chic Beijing studio, 26-year-old Summer Liu relaxes on a sofa, admiring the pink vase she keeps full of fresh flowers. In the eastern...
The following is an excerpt from a report on privatisation commissioned by The Unitarian Church of East Melbourne prepared and written by Henrike Brussaard and Bronwyn Price, with the support of Prof. Rob Watts (RMIT University). It is the...