Opinion

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The Institute for Health and Welfare issued an "errata" to correct statements about inequality that were perfectly correct.

Melbourne

More than good management and more than good luck, we've been blessed by delightfully fortunate timing.

warehouse

The government can help boost business investment, but it would take a boost in government investment and would keep the budget in deficit.

sydney sunset

The research has been done. The evidence is in. We know how to create cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable. But we have yet to apply that knowledge widely across Australian cities.

wealth inequality

Freedom of Information documents show the Bureau of Statistics spent a good deal of effort toning down news of rising inequality. The Productivity Commission seems to have been at it too.

hurricane

At best, setting off a nuclear bomb inside a hurricane will do nothing, and at worst it will spread radioactive fallout around the world.

apartments

Unsafe apartments are being evacuated as confidence plummets – even the author of a report commissioned by building ministers wouldn't buy a new apartment. What will it take for governments to act?

Tim Fischer

Former Austrade chief economist Tim Harcourt reflects on the quirky and kind Tim Fischer.
 

NSW police

In a non-policing context, having to perform such acts would be a serious assault. This is why strip searches are meant to be a last resort and only used in serious and urgent circumstances.

Germany sad

With a relatively low debt to GDP ratio, Australia was never at risk of becoming Greece. But Germany, with negative interest rates and scant prospects for economic growth, is an open question.

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