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Government-backed NBN monopoly flexes its muscles

The monopoly NBN Co enjoys adversely affects the wider public, writes Paul Budde.   
The Great Australian Dream has become a nightmare as recession deepens

Amidst the worst economic crisis in almost a century, young Australians are increasingly worried ...  
When grandparenting is an unfair burden

A growing number of grandparents care full time for their grandchildren in Australia, without ...  
Mathias may want Paris, but Paris may not want Mathias

As Mathias Cormann leaves Australia’s Senate after seven years as Finance Minister, Alan Austin ...  
Government gives climate-wrecking Adani millions to 'attract investment'

The Queensland Government's avowed support for Adani's Carmichael mine doesn't measure up, Steve ...  
The irrationality of the Coalition's obsession with coal and gas

The Coalition tells us more than anyone how important cheap power will be for Australia’s ...  
China tightens the screws on Australian coal imports

Some Chinese energy providers have been told to stop importing Australian coal amidst trade ...  
How reliable are the population forecasts in the 2020 Federal Budget?

It remains to be seen whether the Government's population forecasts over the next few years are ...  
The real Albo finally stood up

Anthony Albanese has stood up to the Government in his Budget reply, delivering an alternative ...  
Another week of Federal Budget deceptions and hypocrisies

The Coalition’s deficits are the deepest on record. But the duplicity is deeper still. Alan ...  
Make poverty history... this time

There is a way to eradicate poverty in Australia, writes Adrian McMahon. We just need the will.  
Budget like it’s 2019

The 2020 Budget has been met with an underwhelming reception largely due to the backward-thinking ...  
The Coalition’s latest trillion-dollar tax cuts Budget promo

The Morrison Government's 2020 Budget message is a trillion in debt and no "baked in" spending ...  
MUNGO MACCALLUM: Budget 2020 — Coalition jettisons debt cult mantra for jobs

Last night's Budget announcement revealed that the Government is determined to make an attempt to ...  
From boom to bust: The Treasurer’s population forecasts

The 2020 Budget will include the biggest reversal in any Australian government’s forecast of ...  
A universal wage will reduce poverty for First Nations people and for all Australians

Working at the coalface with the poorest, Megan Krakouer argues the importance of a minimum living ...  
Interstate rivalry costly in times of crisis

COVID-19 has brought into focus the century-old rivalry between the Commonwealth Government and ...  
Lockdown alternatives look good on paper: So do nuclear reactors

Amid mounting pressure for a "hands-off" approach to pandemic controls, Professor John Quiggin e ...  

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