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Australia's post-COVID economic recovery lags behind comparable nations

It is not just Scott Morrison and his ministers disseminating dubious data. The head of at least ...  
Suppressing wages is economic vandalism in the current climate

The Fair Work Commission must reject calls for "wage restraint" from the business lobby at a time ...  
No opposition to post-COVID mass migration plan

The pandemic has stalled “big Australia”, even though Scott Morrison craves an early restart ...  
Alex Hawke trashes Australia’s international education industry

Alex Hawke appears not to have grasped the flow-on effects of relaxed visa conditions on Austra ...  
The Coalition's debt far outstrips Labor's

​​​​​​​Some commentators drew parallels between the deep deficits and soaring debt ...  
Josh Frydenberg's unremarkable shift in fiscal policy

Will the Morrison Government use this budget to move forward and embrace the opportunities of a ...  
ALAN AUSTIN: Job participation rate highlights burden on seniors and students

Australia’s high job participation is not the cause for celebration the Morrison Government and ...  
Morrison Government lacks a coherent national vision

You don’t hear much about snapback these days.  
Government fails to effectively handle unemployment

The Morrison Government's announcement that it would be 'increasing the rate of working-age ...  
Coalition's neglect sickens our aged care sector

Our under-resourced aged care system could implode unless the Coalition provides more robust ...  
Coalition's eye-watering debt yields underwhelming results

The Morrison Government's eye-watering stimulus package has little to show in the way of long- ...  
The perils of being an 'intern' in a modern world

Internships might seem appealing to younger people entering the workforce, but to the older ...  
Free childcare would end the 'slavery' of motherhood

In having to pay for childcare, mothers are forced into a situation akin to the definition of ...  
Wage rises in Australia hit rock bottom as employers profit from the pandemic

Wage rises are running at the lowest rate in Australia since records have been kept. Alan Austin ...  
Government and companies must do more to protect delivery drivers

Rather than spending millions on advertising, companies like Menulog should be prioritising the ...  
The plight of political staffers in Australian parliaments

All the major political parties must lift their game and treat political staffers better, writes ...  
The Coalition Government's deficit of trust

Scott Morrison's Government has weakened our faith in democracy and democratic institutions ...  
Wren's week: WorkChoices 2.0, casual work and a Labor resurgence

In his final column for 2020, John Wren says that the Coalition's harsh industrial relations ...  
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