Pearls and Irritations


Ken Henry: The interests of the most disadvantaged are not being served by our tax system

Those who care about distributive justice cannot ignore the extraordinary intergenerational inequity inherent in our present tax system. I am...

In competition between China and the US, Australian consumers choose China

Australia’s relationship with China involves many dimensions and Australia/China relations look a lot different from different perspectives.  Clearly the relationship...

Melbourne riots shake public trust in reliability of mainstream media

There is strong evidence that Melbourne’s four days of street riots by angry young men claiming to be construction workers...

Paul Keating: Morrison is making an enemy of China and Labor is helping him

The Liberals, having no faith in the capacity of Australians and all we have created here, could not resist falling...

The quest for small government comes at a cost to good government

The Coalition preaches that small government is best. But the reality is that government is not actually smaller under the...

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