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Australia still more than a decade away from gender wage equality

Australia still more than a decade away from gender wage equality

Good morning, early birds. A new report indicates that Australia still lags years behind in economic gender equality, and the Coalition's building watchdog threatens striking workers with $5000 fines. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Razer: I turned 50 under capitalism. It was pretty shit except for the food.

Razer: I turned 50 under capitalism. It was pretty shit except for the food.

Aging gracefully in this country is an expensive pursuit, available only to the wealthiest of us.

Finally, the government admits we have a revenue problem, but who’s going to pay up?

Finally, the government admits we have a revenue problem, but who’s going to pay up?

Budget week 2017 has marked the last of the great economic ideological transformations going on: the final acceptance that Australia has a revenue problem.

Wayne Swan: we know how to stop Trumpism

Wayne Swan: we know how to stop Trumpism

You want to stop people from turning to divisive figures who peddle hatred? Ensure they have a decent standard of living, writes former treasurer Wayne Swan.

A graphic history of US inequality

A graphic history of US inequality

A sobering graph published last week by the Pew Research Centre has been making the rounds on social media. It tells an important story about the transformation of the US economy, writes Alan Davis.

This week’s phoney reasons to attack Labor’s economic management

This week’s phoney reasons to attack Labor’s economic management

Desperate to find problems with Labor's economic management, the government's critics find themselves in some strange places.