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From 'cashless welfare' to basic income: An economic revolution

Rather than introducing the cashless debit card, we should seriously consider the merits of ...  
Young women speaking out: We are not free

"Women here are not free," said a young Afghan woman.  
The repressive crackdown on protests and freedoms in West Papua

In the midst of violent clashes between Indonesian authorities and pro-independence activists in ...  
Proposed religious discrimination law hurts others in the community

The Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 (Cth) legislates freedom for people who want to make ...  
How our economy is like an out of control AI

Humans, individually, can be incredibly brilliant but collectively we’re often puzzlingly ...  
Is a different type of economics the answer?

The rest of the media is catching on to the fact that there is a paradigm shift underway in ...  
The Senate voting reforms have fractured democracy

The Senate voting reforms of 2016 has reduced the crossbench numbers and weakened democracy ...  
Sex workers: Society's scapegoat

Last week, WA Supreme Court Justice Anthony Derrick approved the release of repeat sex offender ...  
The slow-motion crucifixion of Julian Assange

What is happening to Julian Assange is nothing short of torture and a denial of his human rights ...  
Challenging the dogma of GDP and population growth

Australia’s economy is centred on the belief that we need Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a ...  
Media organisations need to speak up in support of whistleblowers and press freedom

If there are to be press freedoms, we must look to and criticise the silencing and prosecution of ...  
How the Liberals won the "unwinnable" Election

Much has been said about Scott Morrison’s recent election victory but less has been said about ...  
Fake news, election interference and discrimination: Managing social media

With the rise of the misuse of the internet, Paul Budde believes that governments and industry ...  
What the 'Communist Manifesto' says about climate change

Dr Martin Hirst explores parallels between the writings of Marx and Engels with today's capitalist ...  
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 ...  
Australia's economy hits an all-time low

Relative to the rest of the world, Australia’s economy now is worse than at any time in the ...  
Instagram and the death of the natural world

Dr Peter Fisher discusses the erosion of the natural environment at the hands of the digital ...  
The scourge of neoliberal private-public finance

The intrusion of private finance in the public sphere has had disastrous consequences, writes John ...