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14 April 2021

Home prices are climbing alright, but not for the reason you might think

It’s tempting to think home prices are soaring because there aren’t enough homes.

But that can’t explain the sudden takeoff...

08 April 2021

The successor to JobKeeper can’t do its job. There’s an urgent need for JobMaker II

Until the end of last month one million workers were paid by JobKeeper.

This month there are none. Treasury thinks...

07 April 2021

The paradox of going contactless is that we’re more in love with cash than ever

COVID has changed you, right? You use less cash, perhaps a lot less.

In the first two months of the...

26 March 2021

What happens when you remove 'mutual obligations' from JobSeeker recipients? We found out

During COVID-19 the government ran what turned out to be a giant real-world experiment into what happens when you boost...

25 March 2021

If 80% of Australians care about climate action, why don’t they vote like it?

Poll after poll suggests a large majority of Australians cares about climate change. Yet in recent federal elections, this...

24 March 2021

Glock ghost guns up for grabs on the dark web

Australians have access to a wide variety of untraceable 'ghost guns' online along with a significant market of 3D printed...

19 March 2021

Apps against sexual violence have been tried before. They don’t work

Yesterday, New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller suggested technology should be part of the solution to growing concerns...

17 March 2021

Electricity has become a jigsaw. Coal is unable to provide the missing pieces

There’s something the energy minister said when they announced the early closure of Victoria’s second-biggest coal-fired power station last week...

10 March 2021

You can't fix the economy if you can't see it: how the ABS became our secret weapon

If we survive this economic crisis (and it is looking increasingly like we will, although the end of JobKeeper at...

09 March 2021

Darknet takedowns disrupt drugs markets

Dark web takedowns by cross-border law enforcement operations have a significant impact on the availability of opioids, in particular the lethal...


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