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Are we destined for a tragedy like Grenfell?

Are we destined for a tragedy like Grenfell?

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.

Morrison to announce $500 million Pacific climate fund

Morrison to announce $500 million Pacific climate fund

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.

Transurban is raking in cash — and it’s great news for the Liberal Party

Transurban is raking in cash — and it’s great news for the Liberal Party

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?

Record trade surplus might be as good as it gets for faltering economy

Record trade surplus might be as good as it gets for faltering economy

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.

Setka shows why unions and Labor have failed on wage stagnation

Setka shows why unions and Labor have failed on wage stagnation

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.

As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

As risks to global trade grow, Australia drifts into protectionism

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.

Fate of the economy lies in the hands of NSW voters

Fate of the economy lies in the hands of NSW voters

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.

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

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

Not so funny anymore: Cash appointed Hadgkiss knowing of his behaviour

Not so funny anymore: Cash appointed Hadgkiss knowing of his behaviour

We now know that Michaelia Cash appointed Nigel Hadgkiss to head the ABCC even though she knew he had broken the law.