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21 August 2020

There will be no pension increase in September for the first time in 23 years. But there is a simple fix

The Department of Social Services has confirmed Australia’s pensioners will not receive an automatic indexation increase this September, because...

20 August 2020

Stone tools from a remote cave reveal how island-hopping humans made a living in the jungle millennia ago

Prehistoric axes and beads found in caves on a remote Indonesian island suggest this was a crucial staging post for...

17 August 2020

From the COVID-19 epicentre: lessons from Latin American cities' successes and failures

Latin America is now the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fastest spread of the disease in the region’s...

13 August 2020
A pink pig money box for savings.

We need super, but we're taxing it the wrong way round

Many economists think that earnings in super funds should be taxed at a relatively low rate, compared to labour earnings...

10 August 2020

No snapback: Reserve Bank no longer confident of quick bounce out of recession

The good news in the Reserve Bank’s latest quarterly set of forecasts is that the recession won’t be as...

04 August 2020

Australia has been stigmatising unemployed people for almost 100 years. COVID-19 is our big chance to change this

Australia is facing one of its biggest crises in unemployment since the Great Depression, and yet already, extra COVID-19...

04 August 2020

Tax reform needed to free young from massive debt burden

Leading experts have warned Australia needs urgent tax reform to avoid a fiscal system that leaves future generations with enormous...

03 August 2020

As COVID cases rise, cash rate should stay low

With a surge in coronavirus cases in Victoria and other states, there is a strong reason to keep the official...

28 July 2020

New study offers roadmap for coal phase-out

Coal will need to be phased out of the world’s economy to meet the climate change challenge, but this can...

27 July 2020

Online portal provides gateway to expert insight on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded across the globe, experts have been the source of insight into its unprecedented effect...


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