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News March 25, 2017
The gas industry’s power play
Long-term mismanagement of Australia’s gas industry has seen price gouging by cartels and the possible need for imports. Even if the government can put things to right, natural gas will never again be a cheap alternative fossil fuel.
News March 11, 2017
The truth about house prices
The crisis in housing affordability traces back to John Howard’s actions half a century ago and the lack of political will since.
News March 18, 2017
Government withholds funding for Indigenous genetic disease foundation
Despite a Federal Court win over Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, a foundation supporting sufferers of a crippling genetic disease across remote Aboriginal communities is still waiting on funding promised under the previous Labor government.
News March 11, 2017
Microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus on the economics of good
Social businessman and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus has devoted his life to helping millions of people – mostly women – escape poverty.
News March 04, 2017
Charting the war on young people
A suite of policy settings, from wage cuts to unaffordable education, shows the government turning its back on a generation.
News February 25, 2017
Inside the sick, sad world of the Q Society and the Australian Liberty Alliance
In the wake of their controversial fundraising dinners, the Q Society explain their roots and their paranoid vision of Australia’s future.
News February 18, 2017
Malcolm Turnbull’s switch on power sources
The further Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gets into defending the Coalition’s climate change policy, the clearer it becomes that he is living two lives.
News February 11, 2017
Gina Rinehart’s cattle stations, Adam Giles and fracking prospects
A push into cattle has made Gina Rinehart the NT’s biggest landholder, and seen her enlist the help of former chief minister and fracking proponent Adam Giles.
News February 04, 2017
Internal resistance in Trump’s America
The US administration’s gag on state agencies is the other side of the Trump team’s own skill at fostering dissent online.
News January 28, 2017
Centrelink’s debt-recovery disaster
Centrelink’s flawed system of debt recovery has proved a debacle for the government and a tortuous struggle for those wrongly accused of owing money.
News December 24, 2016
Plotting Tony Abbott’s Year of the White-ant
Despite promising there would be no sniping or wrecking, Tony Abbott’s year has been a litany of episodes that undermine his successor.
News December 17, 2016
Changing employment trends and universal basic income
With wage inequality at record highs and technology plundering jobs, a universal basic income is being championed. But how to foretell the problems, let alone possible solutions?