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11 December 2020

Who's really behaving badly? Confronting Australia’s cashless welfare card

The government’s Cashless Debit Card almost fell apart on Wednesday night.

Senator Rex Patrick’s refusal to support the government’s plans...

09 December 2020

States and territories must shore up national security weak links

A leading national security expert is today calling for all Australian states and territories to establish dedicated National Security Units...

01 December 2020

An all-out trade war with China would cost Australia 6% of GDP

China accounts for more than a third of export dollars earned by Australia.

The figures, for the 12...

30 November 2020

Top economists want JobSeeker boosted by $100+ per week and tied to wages

Once about as high as the pension, the JobSeeker (Newstart) unemployment payment has fallen shockingly low compared to living...

18 November 2020

Global COVID infection rates up to six times higher than reported

COVID-19 infection rates in the UK, France and Belgium are much higher than reported and up to 17 times higher in Italy,...

12 November 2020

Why is the government trying to make the cashless debit card permanent? Research shows it does not work

Dystopic policy in Australia is often hidden in plain sight.

As Curtin University Professor Suvendrini Perera has written,...

12 November 2020

Pandemic plan shot in the arm Australia-China relations need

Working together to solve the global health and economic challenges caused by COVID-19 could act as a “circuit breaker” for...

09 November 2020

Biden says the US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement in 77 days. Then Australia will really feel the heat

When the US formally left the Paris climate agreement, Joe Biden tweeted that “in exactly 77 days, a Biden...

04 November 2020

Thailand heading for either a Tiananmen Square or Berlin Wall moment

Thailand appears to be heading towards either a Tiananmen Square–type bloody putdown or a rapid political shift like the collapse...

02 November 2020

As lockdown lifts, rates should stay put

Despite Victoria’s success in containing COVID-19 and lifting stage-four restrictions, interest rates should stay at the historically low of 0.25...

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