resources June 17, 2017
The politics of the Finkel review
When Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg briefed Coalition MPs on the Finkel review’s recommendations for a clean energy target, all eyes were on Tony Abbott and his supporters.
immigration May 13, 2017
Scott Morrison budgets on turn-in from the world
As the treasurer squares up for a fight with the banks over a new levy, his budget finds its unifying theme in making an example of foreign money.
economy April 1, 2017
What counts as rich now?
The refusal of politicians to define ‘rich’ plays to a social confusion about how well off people actually are.
economy 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.
education March 4, 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.
media March 4, 2017
Senior Liberals caution Malcolm Turnbull on style
As Turnbull’s supporters become anxious about an absence of narrative and clear advice, his problems are greater than a vengeful Tony Abbott.
economy 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?