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JobKeeper and JobMaker have left too many young people on the dole queue

Of the more than 870,000 Australians who lost their jobs in the first few months of the COVID-19 crisis, 332,200 – or 38% – were young Australians aged 15-24.By June 2020, as the overall unemployment rate hit 7.4%, the...

The successor to JobKeeper can't do its job. There's an urgent need for JobMaker II

workskil/ShutterstockUntil the end of last month one million workers were paid by JobKeeper.This month there are none. Treasury thinks up to 150,000 will lose their jobs. Credible estimates put the number higher, at as much as one...

The paradox of going contactless is that we're more in love with cash than ever

Ann Kosolapova/ShutterstockCOVID has changed you, right? You use less cash, perhaps a lot less.In the first two months of the pandemic, cash withdrawals from automatic teller machines halved. Even now they are down 20%.So little-u...

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Parrtjima opens in Australia’s Red Centre

Free event in Alice Springs will lift spirits every night until 20 September Parrtjima – A Festival in Light launched last night with an incredible display of lighting installations and ...

Prime Minister Interview with Peta Credlin, Sky News Live

PETA CREDLIN: Well, tonight, 26 year old Sarah Caisip is alone in a hotel quarantine room. Earlier today, as we've told you, she was allowed out of that hotel room to view the body of her d...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Interviewed by Ray Hadley, 4BC

RAY HADLEY: The Prime Minister has been in contact with me. He's on the line right now. Prime Minister, good morning to you.  PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Ray. HADLEY: I note, in your...

Car subscription offers part-time workers access to a car during COVID-19

New research commissioned by Carly, Australia’s first flexible car subscription provider, surveyed more than 1200 Australians and found that 48% of part time workers would consider car subs...

Eradicate Sugar To Aid Good Mental Health

It’s R U OK Day tomorrow, Thursday 10 September, the national day of action for people to check in with their peers, family and friends to see if they’re ok.  Twenty per cent of Austr...

Why Car Sharing is dominating Car Renting

Sustainability, budget, urban living, lack of parking – these are just a few of the reasons that many people are choosing not to buy cars in today’s environment. Some want to do somethi...

The modelling behind Melbourne’s extended city-wide lockdown is problematic

I totally support the goal of eliminating the coronavirus from Victoria and at the same time hopefully eliminating it from all of Australia. I’ve written a book making the case this is t...

Strong Australia panel interview with Kieran Gilbert

Kieran Gilbert, chief news anchor Sky News: The Business Council of Australia continued its Strong Australia series today. This time the spotlight on the city of Wagga. How are regional ci...

Lifestyle

Housing affordability is a problem. Here's why super-for-housing isn’t a solution

The idea that young Australians should be able to dip into their super to help buy their first home keeps going round and round. The most recent iteration put forward by the Coalition’s Tim Wilson and a clutch of other backb...

to fix Australia's housing affordability crisis, negative gearing must go

Dan Himbrechts/AAPHouse prices are back in the news, and out of control.In the past three months the median house price in Sydney has risen by more than A$100,000 to A$1.12 million. Sydney’s median residential property price...

World

Housing affordability is a problem. Here's why super-for-housing isn’t a solution

The idea that young Australians should be able to dip into their super to help buy their first home keeps going round and round. The most recent iteration put forward by the Coalition’s Tim...

to fix Australia's housing affordability crisis, negative gearing must go

Dan Himbrechts/AAPHouse prices are back in the news, and out of control.In the past three months the median house price in Sydney has risen by more than A$100,000 to A$1.12 million. Sydney’...

what went wrong at Australia Post

Shareholder primacy is often said to be the guiding principle of corporations. The idea is that they exist to benefit their shareholders by providing dividends and capital gains, the more the bet...

JobKeeper and JobMaker have left too many young people on the dole queue

Of the more than 870,000 Australians who lost their jobs in the first few months of the COVID-19 crisis, 332,200 – or 38% – were young Australians aged 15-24.By June 2020, as the over...

The successor to JobKeeper can't do its job. There's an urgent need for JobMaker II

workskil/ShutterstockUntil the end of last month one million workers were paid by JobKeeper.This month there are none. Treasury thinks up to 150,000 will lose their jobs. Credible estimates put t...

The paradox of going contactless is that we're more in love with cash than ever

Ann Kosolapova/ShutterstockCOVID has changed you, right? You use less cash, perhaps a lot less.In the first two months of the pandemic, cash withdrawals from automatic teller machines halved. Eve...

why Westpac could struggle to find the right buyer for its NZ subsidiary

www.shutterstock.comThe recent announcement that Westpac is “reviewing” ownership of its New Zealand business caused some speculation the decision might be due to the bank’s low...

Please, no more questions about how we are going to pay off the COVID debt

Brian A Jackson/ShutterstockThere are many uncertainties about the next federal election, but there is one thing about which you can be almost completely certain. It is the response that both the...

Politics

Republicans have used a ‘law and order’ message to win elections before. This is why Trump could do it again

In 1991, Donald Trump’s mother, Mary, was mugged on a New York street. As Trump’s niece recounts in her new book, the young assailant slammed Mary’s head into her Rolls Royce so hard...

Ensuring a consistent Australian foreign policy - Scott Morrison

The Morrison Government will introduce new legislation to ensure the arrangements states, territories, councils and universities have with foreign governments are consistent with Australian...

Prime Minister Press Conference Australian Parliament House

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon everyone. Today's meeting of the National Cabinet came during a week of what I'd describe of increased hope. This was a week of hope. We were able to speak of...

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