Opinion

bare food cupboard

After paying rent, more than half of low-income tenants don't have enough left over for other essentials. And the latest evidence shows nearly half of them are stuck in this situation for years.

superannuation

The inquiry will find we force workers to sacrifice income, pay tens of billions in super tax concessions, and still pay out one in every ten dollars of government earnings on pensions.

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We have not been able to develop an intelligence workforce that can keep up with the speed of advancing technologies and their threat to our national security.

Australia banks

The ACCC has inquired into mortgage rates before. This time it will want detail.

peter dutton

From high staff turn-overs to filling the appeals tribunal with political allies, the Home Affairs department needs to clean its mess.

Australia child

In a recent report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child was highly critical of the Australian government for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.

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In complaining about China's alleged special treatment by the World Trade Organization, US President Donald Trump and Australia's Scott Morrison are pointing to something that isn't really there.

city storm

A call to make our cities more resilient to climate change could drive one of the largest new infrastructure builds in history.

building construction

Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.

chip

US actions do more than just keep Huawei away from critical infrastructure. They choke off the supply of semiconductors to China.

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