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In this lecture to the Australian Senate Peter Mares argues that our thinking about migration has not caught up with recent changes in policy, particularly the rise in temporary migration.
With 6 million people or 27% of the population born overseas Australia has –...
The federal government’s new rules designed to increase student numbers could boost the number of migrants who are permanently temporary, writes Peter Mares in Inside Story.
It's what Australia's famous for. But while it's true we have oodles of sunshine, we haven't managed to capitalise on our competitive advantage when it comes to solar power.
We're among the world-leaders in research, but the Europeans have moved faster in harvesting solar...
Report after report into Australia's defence bureaucracy has revealed a culture which is dysfunctional and prone to making mistakes.
Expensive mistakes: billions of dollars have been spent on military hardware which have been an ongoing headache for the country's top military brass and their...
The Northern Territory has been advised to change its system for electing local governments before elections are held in March next year.
An expert review, commission by the NT government, warns that the current method of vote counting produces results that are extremely lopsided,...
The Federal Government is planning big changes to compulsory superannuation. It wants to lift the contribution rate from 9% to 12% and it's introducing MySuper, a simplified, low-cost investment option which is meant to meet the needs of most Australian workers who choose...
The Federal Government wants to introduce $10,000 fines to penalise employers who take on illegal workers.
The meaures are released a report into illegal work in Australia, that concluded that at any time there are at least 100,000 people working in Australia without the...
When 12 new Senators arrive in Canberra next week, they'll be entering the chamber without the benefit of having had a full orientation to parliament for the first few days of sittings.
When 12 new Senators arrive in Canberra next...
The recent Productivity Commission report on Carbon Emission Policies in Key Economies boosted the Government's arguments for a carbon price.
It commissioned the work for the Multi-Party Committee on Climate Change, a parliamentary group which is discussing the carbon price. The Commission concluded that...
Depending on your point of view, the federal government's proposed carbon tax is either a moral imperative that will help prepare us for a clean, green future, or it's an economic wrecking ball that will lay waste to Australian industry, send households broke and turn...