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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Vital Signs: why now is the right time to clamp down on negative gearing Negative gearing makes it hard for renters to become home owners. Now would be a pain-free time to wind it back. Shutterstock Richard Holden, UNSW When I wrote a...
Beyond lacking all merit, Abbott’s previous policies on Indigenous issues had been characterised by funding cuts, exclusions and silencing. His Indigenous Advancement Strategy was criticised for its destructive consequences to governance within Indigenous communities Why Tony Abbott's appointment as Indigenous envoy was a diplomatic...
What the bank bosses had to say at the royal commission, in language you can understand In the commission’s interim report released in September, Commissioner Kenneth Hayne said the regulators had sufficient powers to police their beats, but were not making...
The mining giant plans to take 12.5 billion litres of water from the Suttor River every year, nearly as much as all local farmers combined. A farmer has been denied access to a river system Adani plans on drawing 12.5...
View from The Hill: Day One of minority government sees battle over national integrity commission Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Whatever it does, the Morrison government seems to find itself caught on the sticky fly paper. As if it didn’t have trouble...
Here's a tip that could make banks phenomenally successful: radical honesty Radical honesty works, but it is difficult. Shutterstock Louise Metcalf, Macquarie University Appearing before the banking royal commission, the newly appointed head of the Commonwealth Bank, Matt Comyn, has held out the...
How Australia's NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state by state The SIFA gun lobby is running ads in Victoria targeting Labor in the hopes it can get more pro-gun independent MPs elected. Dean Lewins/AAP George...
To paraphrase former prime minister Paul Keating, walk into any pet shop in the country and you’ll find the resident galah saying we should swap stamp duty for a land value tax. Stamp duty fever: the bad economics behind swapping...
Dr Phelps said her win should be an encouragement for other independents wanting to enter public life. "This win tonight should signal a return of decency, integrity and humanity to the Australian government. And let's hope for a bit of...
The Morrison government's biggest economic problem? Climate change denial The government’s stubborn commitment to coal is alienating it from its natural supporters in the business community. Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Judith Brett, La Trobe University Last week Peter Costello accused Malcolm Turnbull...