Nick Cater

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Shattered opportunity: how scrapping negative gearing will smash the middle class

This paper argues that the ALP's policy on negative gearing will be a disaster for both Australia’s existing middle class and the young Australians who aspire to join its ranks. Despite it being sold as a solution, in reality it will reduce the wealth of...

Intelligence Squared debates: faith-based religious education has no place in public schools

By the late 19th century, all Australian colonies had decreed that education must be compulsory, free and secular. By the middle of the twentieth century, ‘secular’ had gone out of fashion, seeing special religious instruction in all states. Today most primary schools in Australia must...