Business & Law

Megan Davis

Indigenous delegates to the First Nations Constitutional Convention at Uluru opted for a comprehensive settlement, and each part of their plan has international precedents, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

Indigenous

Indigenous Australians have issued a statement calling for constitutional reform that is substantive and meaningful. So what come next, asks Harry Hobbs.

Uluru

The Uluru statement is a landmark moment in the reshaping of our system of government to reflect the aspirations of Australia's first peoples, writes George Williams.

US budget

Trump's budget is bad in every way. But that doesn't excuse us here of ridiculous assumptions about tax rates and unprincipled taxes on banks, writes Richard Holden.

IPO

Despite some recent problems, there are many advantages to going public, writes Mark Humphery-Jenner.

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The Immigration Minister's reference to 'fake refugees' stands in stark contrast to the principles for Australia’s refugee policy presented to parliament 40 years ago this week, writes Claire Higgins. 

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If there is one thing our politicians agree on, it is that Australia's federal system is broken, writes George Williams.

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The 1967 referendum fell far short in giving people what they thought they were voting for, and in giving Aboriginal people what they wanted from it, write Gabrielle Appleby and Gemma McKinnon. 

tax

When Q&A host Tony Jones asked if wealthy people should pay more tax, the AiGroup’s Innes Willox said that Australia already has one of the highest progressive tax rates in the developed world. Is that true?

salary

Investor loans continue to rise, unemployment ticks down, wages growth remains distressingly low and consumers are unconvinced the budget will improve their financial situation, writes Richard Holden.

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