Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

15 Nov 2018

A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. It can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.

Commentary

15 Nov 2018

With Fairfax shareholders voting next week on the merger with Nine, it’s a good time to consider how well the company’s journalism has weathered a period of enormous change.

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13 Nov 2018

Children are already being removed from Indigenous communities at an unprecedented rate. Indigenous children make up 36.9% of children in out-of-home care in Australia, despite being just 3% of the population.

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12 Nov 2018

Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power.

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9 Nov 2018

There’s a good reason why the ACCC didn’t block the Fairfax–Nine merger, and it tells us why government policy needs to change.

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9 Nov 2018

Australia has no significant history of temporary or “guest” worker programs. This means it effectively has a policy “blank slate”. We can learn from the well-documented pitfalls of programs elsewhere and develop a temporary labour migration program that is global best practice.

Commentary

8 Nov 2018

Gladys Berejiklian wants fewer migrants for New South Wales. But that’s not a cost-free option, says a former senior immigration official.

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7 Nov 2018

New data suggests that jobs in manufacturing are bucking a decades-old trend. But are we comparing like with like?

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2 Nov 2018

The data science boom shouldn’t be limited to business insights and profit margins. When used ethically, big data can help solve some of society’s most difficult social and environmental problems.

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2 Nov 2018

The polls aren’t looking good for Matthew Guy’s Liberals in Victoria.