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Welfare spending has gone up under the Coalition

Welfare spending has gone up under the Coalition

The claims that the Liberals are engaged in an attack on welfare aren't actually backed up by the numbers.

Was this Labor’s missed opportunity on migrant welfare?

Was this Labor’s missed opportunity on migrant welfare?

The opposition's cautious pragmatism has ultimately led them to vote for a bill they virulently oppose.

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast …

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast …

Memo to the Coalition: Australians want the government to spend more, not less, on social services, writes research economist Warwick Smith.

If another 9/11 happened under Trump, what then?

If another 9/11 happened under Trump, what then?

Would a natural disaster or terrorist attack in the next four years mean the end of the American constitution and Bill of Rights?

Beneath the hokum, Porter offers a way forward on welfare

Beneath the hokum, Porter offers a way forward on welfare

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.