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Liveable Income Guarantee: a rich country can do better

The shift of wealth to the wealthier is driving interest in Universal Basic Income and Job Guarantee proposals as millions...

Is the ACCC protecting telco consumers or fattening up NBNCo for sale?

Is the ACCC helping the Government get the best price for the sale of NBNCo? The competition regulators are doing...

Money for nothing, debts for free: the RBA, the banks and a negative interest rates warning

As NSW plunges back into lockdown, the banks have been warned to prepare for negative interest rates. Meanwhile, the Reserve...

Vultures’ Reprise: MacBankers bob up in takeover battle for hapless Sydney Airport

Like the muddy hand from the grave, Macquarie is suddenly circling Sydney Airport again. Michael West reports on the ultimate...

Hayne gets last laugh as “Your Future Your Super” laws deliver for small punters over big bank pals

The new "Your Future, Your Super" legislation avoided the most egregious of changes proposed by the LNP Government. YFYS will...

Coalition protects wealthy retirees’ investments under cover of Covid-19 pandemic

The Coalition moved to protect the superannuation of Australia's wealthiest retirees at the same time it was encouraging the nation's...

RBA lets it rip: are Australia’s home loan rates finally going to rise?

Two big things are happening in the bond market. One, the government is actually borrowing at a profit. Two, there...

Cache Splash: Australia bucks global trend, ramps up weapons spending

The US and many of its NATO allies are cutting defence spending in preparation for economic reconstruction in a post-Covid...

Snakes and Ladders: stimulus schemes and debt skew economy as property prices rocket

Are the raft of housing stimulus schemes, low interest rates and relaxed lending rules for banks playing well for new...

Budget Spin: Labor’s debt a ‘disaster’; Coalition’s debt, three times larger, ‘sustainable’

When gross debt was 16.8% of GDP in 2013 under Labor, the Coalition condemned this as “spiralling out of control”...

Media concentration by Murdoch, Nine and Stokes, and ABC cuts, a danger to democracy – report

The heavy concentration of media ownership in Australia corrodes democracy. The antidote is a thriving public broadcaster, but by 2023,...

JobMaker scheme fails youth as super accounts drained and JobKeeper bypassed gig economy

The Coalition government’s signature employment policy for young people JobMaker has created just 609 jobs. And thanks to the flawed...



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