The claims that the Liberals are engaged in an attack on welfare aren't actually backed up by the numbers.
The opposition's cautious pragmatism has ultimately led them to vote for a bill they virulently oppose.
Memo to the Coalition: Australians want the government to spend more, not less, on social services, writes research economist Warwick Smith.
Would a natural disaster or terrorist attack in the next four years mean the end of the American constitution and Bill of Rights?
While Christian Porter isn't above partisanship and ideology, his welfare reform proposal should offer an opportunity to deliver more effective welfare, especially for groups to whom we owe an obligation, not the other way round.