Commentary

Commentary

Commentary

21 Oct 2019
0

New evidence from the Productivity Commission shows almost half of “rent-burdened” private tenants are likely to remain stuck in this situation for at least half a decade.

Commentary

18 Oct 2019
8

One thing is clear: the ethical costs of the new system will depend significantly on its precise operation, which at this point remains uncertain.

Commentary

15 Oct 2019
28

The huge numbers of international students are unprecedented in the history of Australian tertiary education. We are educating swathes of the Chinese middle class at a time of geopolitical tension.

Commentary

11 Oct 2019
12

Coal miners are not ignorant of the changing economics of their industry. But Labor will gain ground only if it devises a climate policy that is environmentally sound and offers protection against precarious employment.

Commentary

9 Oct 2019
32

From 2020, universities will receive a certain amount of government funding based on four performance measures: student drop-out rates; participation of Indigenous, lower socioeconomic status and regional and remote students; student satisfaction with the university experience; and employment outcomes.

The government finalised the funding...

Commentary

9 Oct 2019
4

All the evidence shows that there are better ways to promote growth — and the federal government must play a key role, writes Adam Triggs.

Commentary

8 Oct 2019
8

A Senate report recommended several measures the government should take to prepare for climate-fuelled migration, natural disasters and conflicts. The response so far has been underwhelming.

Commentary

8 Oct 2019
4

Australia's entire coal fleet will retire in the next few decades. The federal government's response to the Hazelwood coal plant closure has left a mess – it must do better.

Commentary

7 Oct 2019
8

As Indonesia tightens its grip on West Papua, Pacific nations are pushing for a negotiated solution.

Commentary

4 Oct 2019
3

The prime minister’s style has proved effective so far, but does it contain the seeds of its own failure?