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Five key areas show we need to put social cohesion before economic growth

Crikey November 13, 2017 3 Comments

The breakup of social solidarity is evident in key policy areas.

When banks stopped educating and started manipulating Australian kids

Crikey October 13, 2017 11 Comments

CBA teaching schoolyards about credit could be leading generations of Australians to financial illiteracy writes Douglas Ross.

Rundle: Hanson’s autistic kids comments reveal a truth no one wants to talk about

Guy Rundle June 23, 2017 56 Comments

That some teachers have to devote most of their attention to children with serious behaviour management issues is hardly news to anyone with a child in school, but there’s a curious veil of silence drawn across it.

Hanson’s lock ’em up disability strategy two decades old

Bernard Keane June 22, 2017 20 Comments

Pauline Hanson has long regarded Australians with disabilities as a problem for the rest of us, an old document shows.

The government gives, and gives, and gives, to get a Gonski

Bernard Keane June 22, 2017 15 Comments

The purists and rent-seekers won't like it but the Turnbull government has produced a decent economic reform with its Gonski victory in the Senate.

LEAKED: memo from the PM on securing One Nation support for Gonski 2.0

Crikey June 22, 2017 3 Comments

Under a deal made with Hanson's One Nation, the revised Gonski legislation will ban boys from attending school between the ages of four and 18, at Malcolm Roberts' request.

The ex-MPs sent out to spruik for the Catholic schools

Josh Taylor June 21, 2017 8 Comments

Catholic schools, like all industry stakeholders, know that sometimes the best way to get a message across to politicians is to use former politicians.

Turnbull searches for someone to surrender to on Gonski

Bernard Keane June 20, 2017 15 Comments

The government needs to wrap up its Gonski package this week or face a difficult winter as internal recriminations build.

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast …

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast …

Crikey June 14, 2017 2 Comments

Memo to the Coalition: Australians want the government to spend more, not less, on social services, writes research economist Warwick Smith.

Asian language study should be mandatory if Australia wants to flourish

Crikey June 7, 2017 1 Comment

If Australia wants to achieve strong second language proficiency, it should consider adopting a mandatory approach, says freelance writer Nick Rodway.