One of the most basic requirements of a developed, modern country is a safe place to live and work. This does not currently describe Australia.
Good morning, early birds. The Morrison government is set to announce $500 million in climate change and ocean funding for the Pacific region, and a new report slams Australia's lagging infrastructure. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Road developer Transurban has secured lucrative deals with state governments. Now it's raking in billions in tolls, and the Libs are directly benefiting. How is this not a conflict of interest?
A record trade surplus on the back of strong iron ore prices is about the only thing a faltering Australian economy has going for it at the moment.
At a time when unions should be on the front foot and pushing for structural changes to address wage stagnation, figures like John Setka play into right-wing campaigns to demonise the union movement.
The Productivity Commission warns Australia is continuing its drift into lazy protectionism when it should be standing up for free and rules-based international trade.
Voters in other states should cross their fingers and hope that Gladys Berejiklian's NSW Liberal Party is returned to government for the sake of the national economy.
Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?
Unusually, the Turnbull government has presided over policies that have driven strong growth in female employment. We should get used to it.