Beyond the personal effects on individuals, vast disparities in income can erode social cohesion and undermine economic growth, researchers say.
The ABS has it wrong: inequality isn't stable in Australia. It's getting worse and worse, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.
Anyone can use a discretionary trust but the beneficiaries of trusts are usually all part of the one family, writes Dale Boccabella.
Elizabeth Farrelly doesn't want to be one of the rich and powerful – she wants them to get out of the way and stop wrecking Sydney.
A huge proportion of Australia's richest people are amassing their wealth via political connections rather than via business innovation, write Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster.
The so-called 'generation gap' is disappearing, making way instead for an economic gap between the generations and class divisions within society, according to a UNSW sociologist.