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View from The Hill: The uncivil Mr Jones Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The row over shock jock Alan Jones and what will be displayed on the Sydney Opera House sails about The Everest horse race involves two sets of issues. One...
The Japanese art of kintsugi and how it can help with defeat in sport Kintsugi: don’t dwell on something that’s broken, repair it and make it something new again. Brad Elphinstone, Swinburne University of Technology and Richard Whitehead, Swinburne University of...
'Honeygate' deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated The new discovery significantly deepens the ‘fake honey’ scandal. Subbotina Anna/Shutterstock.com Mark Patrick Taylor, Macquarie University and Xiaoteng Zhou, Macquarie University More than a quarter of commercial honey brands have potentially been...
“What is actually the point of undoing it? One actually asks, why do you want to do this?” he said. “Why is it in the benefit of the country to actually make it easier for lobbyists to pay large sums...
Banking Royal Commission's damning report: 'Things are so bad that new laws might not help' Peter Martin, The Conversation Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has identified “greed” as the key reason banks and other financial institutions repeatedly broke the law, along with...
Andrew Dodd, University of Melbourne The ABC’s former chairman, Justin Milne, has propelled himself from obscurity to infamy in just four days. Along the way, he has ended the tenure of the ABC’s first female managing director, prompted two federal...
Forget what politicians say. What truly matters is what they do. And what they do is vote, to write our laws which affect us all. A Parliamentary Democracy for Everybody In Australia, every 3 years or so, we all head to polling places...
Senior ministers deal death blow to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership Michaelia Cash and Mathias Cormann have delivered the death blow to the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull. AAP/Sam Mooy Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Malcolm Turnbull has been delivered a political death blow,...
How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them. Shutterstock Shirin Malekpour, Monash University and Enayat A. Moallemi,...
Economic modelling produced by Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies (and of which I was an author) finds that despite stimulating growth in pre-tax real wages, a company tax cut would cause a fall in the average incomes of...