Opinion Pieces

IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT AUSTRALIA AFTER THE CRISIS

April 01, 2020

“We are all in this together” is more than a matter of saying we are all at risk from coronavirus, or that we all have a responsibility to follow the rules – we are, and we do. We are all in this together is also about what happens next. It’s about the Australia we want to live in when life is normal again.

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STATE IS HURTING SO GET OUT AND BOOK A HOLIDAY

March 05, 2020

Our state’s home to some of the world’s premier tourist destinations but the empty cafes, half-full pubs, cut-price seafood and For Lease signs along the main drags of Cairns and Townsville tell a troubling story of local economies hit hard by the coronavirus.

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PM’S INACTION WILL KEEP COSTING US

January 23, 2020

Already this summer’s devastating fires have cost 29 lives, almost 3,000 homes and around one billion animals. That’s before we get to all the other personal, social, environmental and economic costs including the psychological and physical harm, damage to infrastructure and other assets, disruption to essential services and effects on regional and national economies.

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Wishful Thinking Will Not Save the Economy

November 29, 2019

News this month that unemployment has risen, wages growth has slowed and consumer confidence has collapsed is a reminder that too many new pieces of economic data are telling the same disappointing story.

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SUPER: PM KNOWS TOO MANY ARE STILL MISSING OUT

July 29, 2019

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Coalition at the wheel of a ship going nowhere

June 10, 2019

When Josh Frydenberg sat down with his G20 counterparts in Fukuoka, Japan, last weekend, they would have been briefed on the weakened state of our economy.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST