Commentary

14 April 2015

The idea of a currency union with New Zealand is a perennial talking point, and with the kiwi dollar drawing close to parity with the Australian dollar it might seem like there’s never been a better time.

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13 April 2015

This article challenges the view that we should rely less on personal income taxes and more on the GST.

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8 April 2015

Payday lending is booming in Australia, because people on low incomes lack easily accessible alternatives.

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7 April 2015

As a small state New Zealand benefits from a strong rules-based international order which limits what the strong can extract from the weak.

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7 April 2015

With a dramatically rising population and falling infrastructure spending, the pressure for action is growing.

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2 April 2015

Life, love and the changing role of queer space in urban gay neighbourhoods.

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31 March 2015

Once the natural party of government, the Liberal Party has been performing badly across Australia for thirty years or more. Mike Baird has shown the party a way out

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27 March 2015

The Intergenerational Report is only half useful. It usefully models spending, but it largely misses tax.

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27 March 2015

The safety of women cannot be addressed exclusively in terms of law and order.

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25 March 2015

Looked at over time and ranked against other OECD countries, public funding of Australian universities is at a record-breaking low.

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