Labor

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UNSW sustainability scientists have run their rulers over the major parties' climate policies to determine whether taking action against climate change is more expensive than doing nothing.

Dr Ann Kayis-Kumar

We need to consider the growing complexity of the tax system without losing sight of what's fair. 

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It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.

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In announcing it would change the way superannuation is taxed if elected, Labor has grasped the superannuation reform nettle by the hand, writes Gordon Mackenzie.

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The key problem facing Labor leader Bill Shorten is one he has in common with every past leader: remaining true to Labor values, while adapting them to a changing Australia, writes Mark Rolfe.

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Are financial advisors under a Coalition government about to win even more freedom in the way they are remunerated, ask Dimity Kingsford Smith and Viroshan Poologasundram.

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The current political meltdown is not all about personality issues - the party is at war because there are traditions jostling for dominance, argues Lindy Edwards.

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Why would the ACT Treasurer throw out a perfectly respectable source of revenue - stamp duty - and narrow the tax base? asks Jenny Stewart.