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How jobs data gets twisted to tell falsehoods

How jobs data gets twisted to tell falsehoods

Alan AustinAug 21, 20179 Comments

The government is claiming unemployment is down and jobs are up. But their numbers were fudged by a little bit of economic trickery, with the ABC apparently willing to parrot these misleading figures.

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Even free trade advocates are blasting free trade agreements now

Bernard KeaneAug 18, 201711 Comments

How should Australia respond if protectionism ramps up across the world? And what can governments do to convince voters of the benefits of free trade? The Productivity Commission has some interesting answers.

Oops, turns out the Nats don't always ask wannabe MPs about their citizenship

Oops, turns out the Nats don't always ask wannabe MPs about their citizenship

Sally WhyteAug 18, 20174 Comments

How could the National Party have missed that three of its 22 federal MPs might be dual citizens?

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining -- wait, what!?

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining -- wait, what!?

Guy RundleAug 18, 20174 Comments

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has successfully fought off a mining lease from a rival miner on his land. However, in doing so he may have set a precedent that can work against him.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Guy RundleAug 18, 201720 Comments

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

If Hanson wants to wear a burqa, she should talk to my mum

If Hanson wants to wear a burqa, she should talk to my mum

Irfan YusufAug 18, 20171 Comment

If Pauline Hanson wants to know what it's like to wear a burqa as part of everyday life, perhaps she should ask my mother whether she felt oppressed.

Pauline Hanson's PR masterstroke did exactly what she wanted it to

Pauline Hanson's PR masterstroke did exactly what she wanted it to

Emily WatkinsAug 18, 201722 Comments

No one was talking about banning the burqa yesterday morning. Now everyone is.

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

Barcelona attack: La Rambla vulnerable as public attraction

Damien KingsburyAug 18, 20176 Comments

The La Rambla attack in Barcelona tragically shows the adaptive capabilities of terrorists.

Government has good story to tell on jobs -- if it can

Government has good story to tell on jobs -- if it can

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerAug 18, 20175 Comments

If the government could concentrate for a moment, it could explain to the electorate how well employment has been going recently -- and how widespread the benefits are, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

All quiet on Quintis: why is the NT govt backing a dud?

All quiet on Quintis: why is the NT govt backing a dud?

Bob GosfordAug 18, 2017

When TFS, now Quintis, received major project status from the Country Liberal Party many were sceptical. But now the new Gunner government has decided to continue backing the company, we have to ask whether any of this stands up to scrutiny.