A moral reason for a basic income is that the wealth of anyone is much more the result of our forebears' endeavours than our own.
Joe Hockey's gaffe last week on the Government's plan to restore fuel excise indexation highlights the need to address the low incomes of many Australians rather than oppose a sound policy initiative.
The 'City of Churches' is in dire straits as the economy faces massive job losses.
I have a warning for my Liberal and National Party colleagues: speculating on increasing the revenue take from the GST is playing with fire.
Joe and me - close, but no rose, and maybe he was just being polite.
All Russia has to do is threaten to charge Ukraine the same as everyone else would charge Ukraine, and Ukraine is in trouble.
In what other industry are holders of crucial natural resources allowed to drip feed these building blocks of life to the market in order to push prices ever higher?
What we have here is clever, tricky and cynical. It isn't a great big tax it is a tiny one – barely noticeable. After all if 175,000 of us pledge just $1, the Pararoos are saved!
It is quite possible the Catholic Church is wealthy enough to pay for all its schools effectively making the approximately $5B+ contributed by the Commonwealth redundant.
Jaitley has crafted a responsible budget, just 45 days after assuming the office.
The HR Department could never be as softly persuasive as Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, or as violently persuasive as his Ministry of Love.
Stiglitz's idea is that inequality will cripple us if we don't apply the Robin Hood principle. Whilst relevant in the United States, this narrative is misplaced in an Australian context.