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Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Blaming only globalisation for inequality is misguided

Ian McAuleyJan 16, 20176 Comments

Globalisation has been only one of the developments that has led to widening inequality and social exclusion, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Despite scandals, 457s help a changing economy

Despite scandals, 457s help a changing economy

Bernard KeaneJan 16, 201713 Comments

The 457 visa system is rorted and plagued with scandals but it also benefits an economy undergoing significant change.

Why did voters who will suffer most under Trump give him their vote?

Why did voters who will suffer most under Trump give him their vote?

Ian McAuleyJan 13, 20179 Comments

It would be hasty to attribute the Brexit and Trump votes to a “swing to the right”, or to an ill-informed electorate. The most compelling explanations are in terms of protest votes, writes adjunct lecturer in public finance at the University of Canberra Ian McAuley.

Will Sydney's apartment obsession prop up the economy?

Will Sydney's apartment obsession prop up the economy?

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerJan 12, 20173 Comments

Sydney's obsession with building apartments might be enough to keep the construction stimulus to the economy going for a while yet, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

The Australian's clean coal magic trick

The Australian's clean coal magic trick

John QuigginJan 10, 20178 Comments

With some slippery words and some clever sleight-of-hand, The Australian almost makes it look like coal is good for humanity, writes economist John Quiggin

Why Australia’s economy is failing

Why Australia’s economy is failing

Alan AustinJan 9, 201723 Comments

Why is Australia's economy in such a bad way? Could be because the richest companies are not paying their fair share of tax, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Oi ScoMo, cracking down on welfare cheats isn't that simple

Oi ScoMo, cracking down on welfare cheats isn't that simple

Jason MurphyDec 21, 20167 Comments

Improving welfare compliance is a policy we can all support -- in principle.

Keane: more like MYEFOMG

Keane: more like MYEFOMG

Bernard KeaneDec 20, 20168 Comments

After years of deficit spending and record low interest rates, the Coalition still can't get the economy out of second gear.

Govt reveals zero commitment to catching corporate tax-dodgers in MYEFO

Govt reveals zero commitment to catching corporate tax-dodgers in MYEFO

Alan AustinDec 20, 20168 Comments

This government's principal specific failure is allowing corporations and high-income earners to decide how much tax to pay, if any, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Turnbull should appoint Wayne Swan treasurer (seriously)

Turnbull should appoint Wayne Swan treasurer (seriously)

Alan AustinDec 20, 20169 Comments

Time for Team Turnbull to make a few substitutions, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

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