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16 Oct 2016

In my job as a financial journalist, I spend a lot of time with blokes.

I interview blokes. I go to lunch with blokes. I listen to blokes deliver budgets. I read statements by blokes on interest rates. I write up research by blokes. I compete with blokes to write the best economics...

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07 Jun 2016

"Dog days." "The Greek road." Massively higher debt and declining real incomes. Call it what you will, but make no mistake: short of a miracle, this is where Australia is headed, irrespective of who wins the July 2 election.

When Donald Horne called Australia "The Lucky Country" in 1964...

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02 Jun 2016

The next decision that Daniel Andrews makes on firefighters could well determine his legacy and the length of his government.

Will he back the Fair Work Commission's non-binding recommendations that give much of what the militant united firefighters union want and is desperately opposed...

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25 May 2016

Helen Clark is embroiled in controversy over her bid for the United Nations' top job after an international publication claimed her candidacy had sparked an "internal uproar".

In a lengthy article highly critical of Clark, Foreign Policy's Colum Lynch said Clark had left a trail...

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20 May 2016

It's hard to name an Aussie industry that isn't dominated by a handful of companies, and we all suffer for it. A new analysis proves what we've always known: Australia is prime breeding ground for monopolists, moguls and cartels.

According to the analysis by Labor MP and former academic...

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19 May 2016

Greens leader Richard Di Natale failed to declare his family farm in Victoria's Otway Ranges for fifteen months, breaching parliamentary rules and potentially placing him in ‘serious contempt’ of the Senate. Senator Di Natale also paid three au pairs to help with his family as little as $150 a...

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11 Nov 2015

It is oppressive and impractical to compel everyone to make English their first language, argues George Vasilev against Helen Kroger's recent claim that Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs are descending into ethnic ghettoisation.

"Politicians who resort to this strategy are interested not...

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28 Oct 2015

Sandy Gifford and Peter Mares from the Swinburne Institute of Social Research write on the difficulties faced by international students who are able to receive a high school education but are challenged with the tertiary education system.

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28 Apr 2015

Negative gearing is a means of avoiding tax. No one begrudges anyone the right to buy an investment property and to make money out of it. Britain, Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Japan and most of the nations with which we compare ourselves are teeming with landlords who do just that...

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16 Feb 2015

As a Nobel Prize winner, I travel the world meeting all kinds of people.

Most of the policy, business and political leaders I meet immediately apologise for their lack of knowledge of science.

Except when it comes to climate science. Whenever this subject comes up, it never ceases...

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