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Some people choose to do things that they are not necessarily the best at, and then convince governments to protect them. Trade agreements are aimed at unwinding this protection.
by David Leyonhjelm - 17/04/2014 - 1 comment
Generational pressure is building and could become the driver of future political action.
by Syd Hickman - 16/04/2014 - 8 comments
Government payments should be focused on the well-being of children and not on preferential treatment for career women.
by Babette Francis - 15/04/2014 - 20 comments
Most of the Budget cost of these exemptions does not go to the groups they supposedly are meant to support. It is sprayed increasingly up the income scale.
by Geoff Carmody - 14/04/2014 - 8 comments
Now that investors smell a rat, workers are being lined up to foot the bill via their superannuation. But what of the economics?
by Karl Fitzgerald - 11/04/2014 - 37 comments
The prime minister is concentrating on growth at the G20, but without equity, growth will lag.
by Raffaele Piccolo - 10/04/2014 - 10 comments
Youth wages acknowledge age can be a relatively good proxy for gaining workforce skills and experience, discipline, maturity and attitude.
by Alex Philipatos - 7/04/2014 - 9 comments
There are sound reasons to support greater school autonomy given that principals and local school communities are better placed to encourage value for money.
by Chris Lewis - 4/04/2014 - 7 comments
Right now, the pipeline system is nothing but a conduit for Russian gas into Europe. It could be much more.
by Robert Bensh - 4/04/2014 - 24 comments
Population growth has the potential to get us things we cannot obtain in other ways: better cultural goods and a more productive, more entrepreneurial culture. A larger nation has more mouths, but also more minds.
by Andrew Leigh - 28/03/2014 - 54 comments
Anything that leads Australians to give less is a tragedy. The inexcusable actions of a few dodgy organisations are being allowed to undermine the fantastic work undertaken every day by the huge majority of Australian charities.
by Andrew Leigh - 26/03/2014 - 4 comments
The new formula will also be directly applicable in the future: how will Australia rank after a full year of Coalition government? After three years? Beyond?
by Alan Austin - 26/03/2014 - 153 comments

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