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Opinion Pieces

Australians want fairness to be more than a slogan

May 22, 2017

One of the reasons Australians are no more convinced with or impressed by the Abbott-Turnbull Government's fourth Budget than the three preceding it is because it can't be divorced from the broader economic and political reality into which it has been released.

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We can't let go of the fair go

January 23, 2017

For Australia to succeed and prosper as an economy and a society, we need to ensure growth is inclusive, hard work is rewarded, and there’s a decent safety net for those left behind.

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Impact Investing Could Improve Budgets and Lives

January 22, 2017

It’s confronting to consider that in a prosperous nation like Australia, nearly three million people, including 730,000 children, live below the poverty line.

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Middle Australia needs AAA rating, not business tax cut

December 13, 2016

The Turnbull Government can keep Australia’s AAA credit rating or it can keep its $50 billion big business tax cut – but it can’t keep both, writes Shadow Finance Minister Jim Chalmers.

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If we ignore what motivates Hanson supporters, they will Trump us

November 14, 2016

Almost a week on, the world is still coming to terms with Donald Trump’s shock US election victory. For so many people it was a demoralising result.

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A Deeper Disillusionment

September 29, 2016

Let’s not stuff around: politics has gone mad.

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