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Filthy Rich and Homeless is bloated with empathy and lacking in unsexy facts

Filthy Rich and Homeless is bloated with empathy and lacking in unsexy facts

Who really cares about my "empathy"? The producers of SBS' returning show seem to think we’re living in a democracy. One activated by eminent tears.

Property prices bumping up the chance of an interest rate cut

Property prices bumping up the chance of an interest rate cut

A key constraint on further interest rate cuts has vanished as property prices soften in Sydney and Melbourne.

The power’s out in Australia. How do we fix it?

The power’s out in Australia. How do we fix it?

Crikey readers take on Australia's cost-of-living problems.

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

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

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.

Australians’ wealth is tied up in housing. That’s not a good thing.

Australians’ wealth is tied up in housing. That’s not a good thing.

A new report shows Australian wealth has skyrocketed, but that's not as great as it sounds. What happens when all this money is tied up in housing?

Greens’ embrace of idiot fringe economics ruins years of credibility

Greens’ embrace of idiot fringe economics ruins years of credibility

Subsidised mortgages and universal basic income show that the Greens have lost the plot on economic issues, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Immigration debate shows how we’ve infantilised government

Immigration debate shows how we’ve infantilised government

Cutting immigration is a second rate solution to the widespread problem that our governments have lost the capacity to deliver for communities.

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

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

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

Housing numbers confirm Australia’s economy floundering

Housing numbers confirm Australia’s economy floundering

New figures from the ABS confirm a worrying trend of decreased housing construction, further entrenching Australia's own private recession.

Earning, learning, living — young Australians cop it from this government

Earning, learning, living — young Australians cop it from this government

No matter what they do, young Australians are targeted by this government, which knows it can attack them with impunity in next week's federal budget.