Australian politics, society & culture


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House prices, insecure work and growing debts … Who can afford a stake in today’s society?
It’s time to take the four-day work week seriously
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The overworked, underpaid, cash-in-hand worker is becoming increasingly common
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James Packer has been down, but he’s not out
James Lovatt
Lovatts Crosswords gave its profits to employees. What went wrong?
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A region returns to earth
Australia’s car industry has met policy failure head-on
Malcolm Turnbull’s greatest obstacle to tax reform is close to home
The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
Supermarket in Oregon.
Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism’ and the future of economics
Paul Keating and Bob Hawke in 1989.
Chris Bowen’s ‘The Money Men’ and the ideal treasurer
How long can Australia ride in the coal wagon?
Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on Greece’s economic crisis
Joe Hockey, Mathias Cormann and Kelly O'Dwyer gather around the Intergenerational Report in March. © Mick Tsikas / AAP
How economic modelling is used to circumvent democracy and shut down debate
Does the future belong to “sharing economy” companies like Uber and Airbnb?
The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity
Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’