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Commentary

16 April 2014

New Zealand has reacted to proposed changes to Australian social security law by raising discrimination concerns with Canberra.

15 April 2014

Australia’s loss of economic complexity is leading to a primitive economy in which the nation’s share of the value of its products shrinks and living standards fall.

10 April 2014

Lachlan and James Murdoch’s appointments to senior positions could help sow the seeds of unrest in the Murdoch empire.

10 April 2014

The collateral damage is too great for policy-by-slogan to be sustainable. The alternative can bring benefits for asylum seekers and for Australia.

8 April 2014

Is Australia's Treasury Secretary correct to suggest the political ease with which GST increases were introduced in New Zealand holds lessons for Australia?

4 April 2014

There are two groups that want the charities regulator and its oversights scuppered: the financial services industry and the Catholic Church. They have a friend in the government.

 

4 April 2014

The federal government’s plan to abolish the permanent security oversight body is based on a flawed reading of its role.

 

3 April 2014

Despite conducting roughly one state or national inquiry into schooling every year since 1982, we fail to learn that there is not one single answer to improving Australian school education.

31 March 2014

Science and innovation policy are too often the afterthoughts of Australian Governments, writes Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt.

26 March 2014

Nothing has happened since the election to challenge the view that the Coalition’s Direct Action plan for carbon reduction is vastly inferior to carbon pricing.