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Forget the pandemic, it's time for enemies of industry funds to get square

Forget the pandemic, it's time for enemies of industry funds to get square

The war against industry super funds by the Liberal Party and sections of the media is unceasing — even a global pandemic is an excuse to attack them.

Calls for relaxed restrictions reveal cracks in business leadership

Calls for relaxed restrictions reveal cracks in business leadership

Some business leaders are already calling for a relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions. Their reasoning isn't just incorrect, it's irresponsible.

The cost of our lives: when do we relax lockdown, why and at what price?

The cost of our lives: when do we relax lockdown, why and at what price?

What should guide the government in considering when to remove restrictions? We need to understand the trade-off between the economic impacts of lockdown and the number of lives saved.

The good news is Flight Centre is saved. Now, for the brutal cuts

The good news is Flight Centre is saved. Now, for the brutal cuts

The travel giant has managed to stave off disaster, but it's not out of the woods yet.

The trouble with trillions: why the virus is forcing us to reckon with really big numbers

The trouble with trillions: why the virus is forcing us to reckon with really big numbers

Trillions of viruses in the human body. Trillions of dollars spent to stimulate the global economy. It's time to wrap your head around the concept of a million million.

Don't waste this crisis. We need to remake our economic future right now

Don't waste this crisis. We need to remake our economic future right now

Just as planning for post-World War II reconstruction began in December 1942, planning for post-COVID-19 should begin now.

The lockdown is accumulating a debt that must be repaid to younger Australians

The lockdown is accumulating a debt that must be repaid to younger Australians

Young people are paying the highest price for our response to the crisis, and will be doing so for decades to come. We need to start repaying our debt to them.

It's never been more important to close the digital divide

It's never been more important to close the digital divide

This pandemic is changing the way we use the internet. But many unlucky Australians with inferior services are being completely left behind.

Will Australia consciously uncouple from China?

Will Australia consciously uncouple from China?

Decoupling from China is a wise idea, but it must be done in a way that protects Chinese-Australians and avoids immiserating us all.

A message from a millennial: we can't let this recession doom a generation

A message from a millennial: we can't let this recession doom a generation

Everyone is feeling the financial squeeze of the coronavirus crisis. But it's young people who stand to be among those hit the hardest.