No longer are we hearing glowing accounts of how investing in new technologies will lead to a 'green-jobs' revolution.
With the right combination of ambition and ability, success is open to Australians from any background, while Australia's dynamic meritocracy is one of the most socially mobile in the industrialised world.
Australia seems to have learnt nothing about Asia over the past half century.
Just about everything with the word “public” in front of it is under attack.
Perhaps it is time, however, to ask whether the Reserve Bank – like the Fed – could do better when it comes to acting consistently with the rule of law.
PNG has not only had to suppress inflation through a return to decent fiscal policy but, like in Thatcher's Britain, deal with the overbearing political influence of trade unions.
Just how expensive could renewable energy be, and why exclude nuclear?
The bank faces an acute dilemma, however, due to its failure to acknowledge (or perhaps failure to accept) that monetary policy cannot serve two masters.
The number of long term Newstart recipients, those who have received unemployment benefits for more than 12 months, is increasing at a higher rate than the number of short term job seekers.
How did the world's best Treasurer get into this pickle? Alas, there are no really good answers to this question.
Intergenerational tension looms as Government's older worker policy whithers on the vine.
Australia's Prime Minister has just delivered a speech similar to that of most of her counterparts across the globe. Though with notably brighter news.