Opinion

Tablet screen showing Google search

Just because a tech company has a big share of the market doesn't mean it has the power to keep it.

Fishermen in the Cook Islands

If only 1% of the Pacific’s population was permitted to work permanently in Australia, this would bring more benefits to the region than Australia’s annual aid contribution.

Google building in California

It's the biggest monopolisation case since a 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft. But it may be several years before a settlement of any kind is reached

Hands of an old man

Part of the solution to the rising funding problem might be a Medicare-style levy.

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne

A previous version of Melbourne's COVID roadmap flagged an exclusive bubble between two households. The new plan allows residents to have two adult visitors per day, which is far riskier.

People sleeping rough on the streets

Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.

1971 Holden Mercury Silver ute

There's a strong case for more strategic local manufacturing. There's little case for making cars and trains in Australia.

Young baker mixing dough

The new system will direct money to employers who actually create jobs.

digital art of auction gavel

Their big contribution was that auctions aren't just auctions. How an auction is designed matters enormously for what it does.

A selection of children's books

A study shows there is a lack of ethnic and other diversity in award-winning early childhood picture books. This means our children are still getting a narrow window of the world.

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