July, 2018

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

, Jul 02, 2018

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The cruelty of the federal government's immigration services is well-established, but what's happening in the states and territories? This is the focus of a new report out today.

Jobs data shows how heavily we’re relying on health and education

, Jun 22, 2018

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Healthcare and education provided much of the strong jobs growth in 2017, but it's slowed right down this year. Will we see a permanent transition away from these key sectors?

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

, Jan 22, 2018

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Unusually, the Turnbull government has presided over policies that have driven strong growth in female employment. We should get used to it.

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

, Jan 16, 2018

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The strong jobs growth under Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison is due to the government's health and education spending, and low interest rates, not a buoyant private sector.

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

, Jan 15, 2018

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The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.

What the American net neutrality decision means for Australia

and , Dec 15, 2017

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Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

, Dec 07, 2017

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With marriage equality set to pass the house of representatives today, what, if anything, will change about religious schooling?

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

, Nov 13, 2017

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

When banks stopped educating and started manipulating Australian kids

, Oct 13, 2017

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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

, Jun 23, 2017

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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.