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Rich and powerful stand to benefit regardless of Election outcome

Will there really be a substantial change if the Coalition is booted from office, asks Rob Stew ...  
Scott Morrison’s top ten election campaign deceptions

Early last month, IA analysed ten claims by the Treasurer which were not true. That was just the ...  
Australia’s economy has deteriorated under the Coalition

Australia’s recent dismal economic management is revealed dramatically when outcomes are comp ...  
Forgiving the student debt trap

Many tertiary students struggle under the weight of student debts, so maybe it's time for polic ...  
Ten election issues not addressed by Morrison and Shorten

Those looking for our votes in the Federal Election should be engaging with the major issues of ...  
Experts agree: Labor best economic managers

The tenth anniversary of Australia first achieving "world’s best economy" status under Labor ...  
A question of influence: Clive Palmer, the UAP and preferences

Despite attracting a string of criticism, Clive Palmer still remains a major player in the lead-up ...  
We need to vote for long-term policy makers

When we head to the polling booths this May, we need to make choices based on Australia's economic ...  
Planet B: Giving rights back to Spaceship Earth

Having stripped our planet of resources and damaging it in the process, we should consider gran ...  
Real policies for the faux campaign

With the coming Federal Election campaign, perhaps we can reflect on a policy platform that would ...  
Remember when Australia had the world's best economy?

A decade ago, as the world battled the global financial crisis, Australia’s economy zoomed to ...  
What the 'Communist Manifesto' says about climate change

Dr Martin Hirst explores parallels between the writings of Marx and Engels with today's capitalist ...  
Top ten Budget deceptions, brought to you by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

With an election looming, truth is again under attack. Alan Austin fact-checks the Coalition’s ...  
Why raising Newstart is more important than you think

Factors such as wage stagnation and the automation of the manufacturing sector have given need for ...  
Budget 2019: Short term sugar hits without national long-term vision

The latest Budget reflects the short-term policies of the LNP Government, while long-term policies ...  
BUDGET 2019: Back in the black Budget just another cash splash

Frydenberg has boasted about returning the budget to surplus and paying down the debt but managing ...  
Modern monetary theory and the real game

Alan Austin explores the place of modern monetary theory in economic reporting today.  
Note to the Liberals: A budget surplus doesn't make sense

Dr Steven Hail writes that, contrary to conventional economic thinking, government surpluses don't ...