Australia is a nation in managed decline. It is running down its stock of assets, its advantages natural, historical and human-made. The reef is bleaching, the koala is endangered. Australia’s ranking in school standards is sliding, the hospital system is groaning. Productivity is stagnant, federal debt towering. Living standards are going nowhere. Of all the
Reforming the Public Interest Disclosure Act “is a significant matter because it is linked to the national anti-corruption commission that we hope to legislate this year,” the federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has told the Law Report. In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Dreyfus outlines his legislative priorities, including reforming the Privacy Act, media freedoms, and
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he will spend most of his time at The Lodge, but has stopped short of making a commitment to call Canberra home. The future residence of the newly-elected prime minister has fuelled speculation as Canberra’s famous building sits empty once again. “I’ll spend most of my time, I am sure, in The Lodge in
Hostplus has agreed to divest from companies linked to the nuclear weapons industry after coming under pressure from progressive think-tank the Australia Institute and Quit Nukes. Other industry funds are being lobbied to follow suit, including AustralianSuper, which has $1.5 billion invested in 18 companies that critics say are linked to the nuclear weapons industry.
When the carbon tax came in many people were very worried about the extra cost driving manufactures offshore. However, since this time the exchange rate has risen over 30 per cent and is doing far more damage to manufacturers than the carbon tax ever would. Richard talks to Radio National Sunday Extra about why the
How much do we need to live on? As a society we have a lot of different categories of poor. Both political rhetoric and the implicit assumption in many people’s minds focus on how a person has gotten into that position rather than the state or the need of that person, before we decide how