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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 ...  
Australia could potentially waste another industrial boom

Australia’s renewable energy endowment means that there is likely to be a boom similar to that ...  
Humans are under threat from more than just the pandemic

There is a more fundamental threat to life than the current pandemic and it encompasses much more ...  
To get the economy going, we’ll need more than hard hats

If we are to achieve economic recovery, we will need to address social infrastructure weaknesses ...  
What does the 2019-20 Migration Program outcome tell us about future migration?

Abul Rizvi examines the future of Australia's Migration Program based on figures revealed in the ...  
Why Australia’s stimulus is not working and won’t

The latest data from Australia and the world confirms Coalition policies are failing to have the ...  
MUNGO MACCALLUM: Australia suffering full-scale depression

Last week’s numbers brought us the bad news we were expecting: Australia has fallen into the ...  
Politics of COVID-19: Partisan manoeuvres on the Right wing

Conservative leaders around the world have been drawing criticism from their questionable methods ...  
China policy: Our trading relationship is being ruined by the Right wing

Is the Australian Government serious about restoring the relationship with China? There are ...  
Prospects for Australia's overseas student program

A government report on student visa numbers reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic affected our recent ...  
The waste of JobKeeper could have housed the homeless

The Jobkeeper scheme has likely blown tens of billions of dollars on quasi corporate welfare ...  
Recession: With recovery comes hidden risk

One of the less obvious dangers of Australia's recession is the role of vested interests in its ...  
Coalition plans on track — corporate slice of the nation’s pie hits all-time high

The process of shifting wealth and income from the poor and middle to the rich continues apace. ...  
Wren's Week: The Liberals are causing great depression

Between driving the economy into the ground and a great lack of accountability, the Liberal Party ...  
Second wave lockdowns with risk-targeted policy responses

Healthcare capacity and the economic ramifications should be considered when making choices on ...  
Coalition adds more debt in nine months than Labor did in under six years

Australia’s ballooning debt is not just an economic problem, it presents character and moral ...  
Will JobKeeper become 'ElectionBuyer' for the Morrison Government?

Labor might have a shot at winning the next election by proposing a clear vision for a better ...  

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