Richard Holden

A passing train blurred by its speed

Anthony Albanese’s plan for high-speed rail between Sydney and Newcastle could well be worth the cost, so long as he doesn’t muddy it with 1970s-style industry policy.

Side on view of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

The dominant forces in the Coalition seem to have learnt their lesson: Australia’s economy still needs serious budget support.

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The Productivity Commission’s startling finding is that passing on wealth actually cuts inequality.

Anthony Albanese talks to media among people brandishing environmental slogans

The Australian Labor Party has options on emissions reduction targets, but it is still running scared from the best mechanism to achieve them.

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Brainard has been pushing the US Federal Reserve to consider exposure to climate change in its regulation and analysis of banks. That’s sparked fury from Republican senators – and even a Nobel Prize winner.

An open wallet showing Australia 10 and 20 dollar bills

True wages growth, and true price growth, is probably less than the official figures suggest – meaning there’s no need for alarm about inflation in Australia.

An appreciative audience.

A new Education Partnership will see academics on stage, students volunteering and engagement with the broad UNSW community.

Scott Morrison speaks at a function

The prime minister road-tested an avalanche of slogans on Wednesday, some of them clearly false.

Close up of printed text about King Solomon, reading "Solomon. A wise King. Solomon was David's son. He followed David as king of..."

Good decisions can be systematised. We are tantalisingly close, but there’s work to do yet.

A young person on a scooter rides past apartments in a Chinese city

Without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.

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