A register of businesses found to have committed wage theft would make it easier for governments to exclude them from procurement processes and grant payments.
Coalition supporters, searching for reasons why a government that they think is just the bee's knees should be headed for mammoth defeat, often seize on the "It's time" factor: the idea that length of time in office, independent of other causes, provides a reason for people to vote against a government, writes Charles Richardson.
The “It’s Time” factor seems to be on the tips of politically fashionable lips everywhere at the moment, but what is interesting with the whole “It’s Time” thing is the underlying dynamics of it that have been going on over the last 6 years or so, writes Possum Comitatus.
Morris Iemma may lead one of the least competent governments in Australian history, but he long ago realised the immense value of saying sorry, writes David MacCormack.
There’s no doubt that Hizbut Tahrir’s message, reported in The Oz today, calls for radical action within Muslim-majority states. However, nowhere in these words is there any indication that HT supports the overthrow the governments of countries which do not have Muslim majorities, writes Irfan Yusuf.
A common response when a government sees itself soon being in opposition is to make changes that they hope will hamstring their successors in government and provide some advantage to the opposition, writes Charles Richardson.